Why Wrought Iron/Metal Fencing?
Due to the considerable cost of manufacturing and using wrought (worked by hand) iron as a fence material, it is no longer produced commercially. Manufacturers have transitioned to utilizing other metals in addition to iron such as steel or using a metal composite. The term “wrought iron” is still used as a descriptor for commercially produced iron, steel, or composite metal fencing made to resemble traditional wrought iron fencing.
Contemporary wrought iron fencing is a superior fencing material. Wrought iron fencing is decorative yet strong, heavy, and durable. This fence material can be cost prohibitive for homeowners, putting this fence type in an elite category. A contemporary wrought iron fence will last virtually a lifetime. This longevity coupled with the enhanced appearance it provides makes wrought iron fencing an excellent investment.
Aluminum is one of the most popular metal fencing materials used to approximate the appearance of traditional wrought iron without the high cost. The advantages to using a softer metal fence such as aluminum goes beyond the more economical pricing of the material itself. Aluminum fencing can better accommodate hilly or sloping properties, which may be an issue when installing contemporary wrought iron fencing. The ease of installation compared to wrought iron will also reduce the initial installation cost. In addition, aluminum fencing styles and additional decorative ornamentation far surpasses contemporary wrought iron. Aluminum fence heights range from 3’ up to 8’.
Wrought Iron/Metal Fence Uses
The look of wrought iron fencing enhances the stature and façade of any property and also raises the value. It provides a classic, distinguished presentation that works with either modern or traditional home designs whether using contemporary wrought iron or aluminum material. The availability of decorative accessories for use with aluminum fencing can make your fence truly unique.
Metal fencing provides effective security for your property, keeping animals and/or children safe. In general, the taller a fence is the better the security provided. Metal fencing provides clear delineation of property lines or areas within a larger property. Many home owners incorporate metal fencing along driveways or walkways.
Upkeep and Maintenance of metal fences
Metal fencing is very durable and long-lasting. Some aluminum fence manufacturers offer a limited lifetime warranty.
Washing your wrought iron or aluminum fence 1-2 times per year with a pressure washer is most likely all the maintenance that is needed. If applicable, you may find that concrete anchors or fasteners may need additional work after some time, typically 15-20 years after installation.
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Erik Kreter / Owner
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