Here at SIA Iron Designs, we do a little more than just iron fencing, railing, and gates. We also do some custom iron fabrication. One of the large demands we have is A/C Cages. A/C Cages are just as it sounds, it’s an iron cage around your A/C unit. We know that these are not to commonly known so we put together some of the most frequently asked questions we are receiving regarding A/C Cages.



Q: What is an A/C Cage?

A: An A/C Cage is a structure built around your exterior A/C unit. It is designed to protect your unit from larger debris and theft of the copper piping.


Q: Is installation difficult?

A: Typically the answer here is no. However, every situation is different. In most cases, we will come do some simple measurement and then fabricate the cage to fit around your A/C Unit


Q: Is it okay that my A/C condenser pad is plastic?

A: Plastic is okay, however, we will recommend that you purchase a size large then needed for your A/C Unit. If willing you can also replace the pad prior to purchasing the cage in order to get the appropriate size.


Q: Will the electrical and piping be in the way?

A: No, we will fabricate the cage around the electrical and piping fixtures.


Q: Will the cages show rust?

A: The short answer is, yes. However, with proper care it will last for a very long time. For more information on maintaining iron, check out our blog titled “Iron Fence Maintenance”


Q: Will this prevent theft?

A: At the end of the day, theft is hard to completely prevent. However, much like adding a bike lock to a bike, it’s a great deterrent that should keep your A/C unit from being targeted.



SIA Iron Design knows that are likely way more questions than we addressed above. If you have additional questions, please contact one of our trusted representatives to find out more today!