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Give me the facts?
We are dedicated to providing custom metal home decor and accessories handcrafted here in the USA by expert craftsmen. If you have a unique project or custom design, feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.

What is the quality of materials you use?
Our copper range hoods, chimney pots, etc. are made from pure sheet copper. We never use copper plated steel and it is never recycled copper from other countries. We do not cut corners, and instead make every effort to source our raw materials from the best metal distributors in the country. No matter the metal—from brass to bronze to pewter to stainless steel—rest assured that Vogler Metalwork & Design will build your piece starting with the best possible materials.

Is there a difference between your copper products and those other guys?
Definitely. Every piece from our design studio is 100% hand-made-to-order for our clients. Our goal as the seller and fabricator is to offer the customer a direct line of communication prior to fabrication so that all needs are met. For our prices, you will not find a better combination of customer service, high quality craftsmanship and on time product delivery, guaranteed! Quite simply, there is an unexplainable look you get from a copper piece which has been handcrafted rather than machine produced in some or all steps of the way. We make ours to order ... each and every time!

What is your order/production process?
First, contact us by phone or email so we can open the discussion to your needs. After you have chosen a style you will be given the opportunity to customize the design by adding your own decorative elements. This might include elegant brass strapping to match your brass cabinet pulls, or an island vent hood framed in stainless steel to complement your commercial-grade appliances. More details on our production process.

How long will it take to make?
This depends on many factors, including custom materials availability, current workload, and the scale/scope of the project. For smaller jobs we may be able to ship in as little as 2 weeks. For larger projects expect a 4-6 week delivery time.

How much does shipping/freight run?
Large items such as copper range hoods and awnings must be shipped as freight, which is roughly $150 to $300 depending on your location. Smaller items such as planter boxes and copper chimney pots can be shipped UPS/FedEX ground. No matter which shipment method is best for your order, we continually monitor the different carrier rates to get you the lowest cost at that particular time.

Do you offer commercial services?
Yes. Our products are currently being used in residential and commercial applications across the country. Please contact us for your commercial needs.

Do you work with other designers/architects?
Yes. Vogler Metalwork & Design is able to take an architect or designers rendering and turn it into reality. Further, we are committed to offering the best customer experience for both the designer and their client(s). We understand the important of following through on our word, and we also guarantee that our finished product will rival the highest quality products available.

Can you tell me about zinc as a material?
Zinc is a neutral gray metal that develops a patina with age due to its reactivity to the atmosphere and any moisture/material that comes into contact with the metal. Over time, zinc will achieve a beautiful, dark gray patina. This is why zinc is often referred to as a living metal, where the patina that develops over time is desirable—just like copper gutters turning dark, then green/blue over time. The metal is always changing and moving with use, all the while maintaining a unique look that is easy to clean because of the zinc's nonporous nature. Zinc is also a softer metal compared to steel, allowing for unique textures to be applied to zinc countertop edges, range hoods, chimney caps, and chimney pots. While some prefer to leave zinc unfinished, most opt for a pre-applied antique or weathered finish that will only increase in visual interest over time.

Can you tell me about copper as a material?
Copper is a warm, reddish-orange metal that develops a patina with age due to its reactivity to the atmosphere and any moisture/material it comes into contact with. Over time, copper will achieve a beautiful, dark brown patina (like an old penny), and in some cases (i.e. outdoors), will tunr green/blue. Copper is referred to as a living metal because of the patina that develops over time. The metal is always changing and moving with use, all the while maintaining a unique look that is easy to clean because of the copper's nonporous nature. Copper is a softer metal compared to steel, allowing for unique textures to be applied to copper countertop edges, range hoods, and even chimney caps and chimney pots. While some prefer to leave their copper unfinished, most select an antique or weathered patina for an easy-to-maintain abd consistent look.

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Vogler Metalwork & Design    1944 E 1200 S    Haubstadt, IN 47639    (812) 615-0042    MADE IN USA
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