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Is A Wrought Iron Fence Right For Your Home?

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Do you want a fence to encompass your yard, and want one that looks a bit higher-end than wood or vinyl? If so, you'll definitely want to know more about wrought iron fences and all of the advantages and disadvantages of them

Wrought Iron Fencing Acts As A Secure Barrier 

One of the many reasons that people want a fence is to act as a barrier to keep people out of their property. While no fencing material is insurmountable, a wrought iron fence does a great job at protecting your property in a secure manner. This is mainly due to the spires that are across the top of a wrought iron fence, and the smooth vertical bars that can make up each section. These design elements not only look great but makes it harder for someone to climb over the fence with ease.

Wrought Iron Fencing Requires Minimal Maintenance

There is not a lot that needs to be done to keep a wrought iron fence in good condition. Much like a wood fence that needs to be sanded and stained periodically, similar work needs to be done to a wrought iron fence. 

Rather than use a sealant, a layer of paint can help seal the wrought iron and act as a protective barrier from the weather. Adding a coat of paint annually to the fence can help prevent the material from rusting, which will help your fence last a very long time. 

Wrought Iron Fencing Is Expensive

Be aware that you get what you pay for with a wrought iron fence. The material used to construct a wrought iron fence is not cheap, and it is going to be a more expensive option than traditional wood or vinyl material. You will need to make sure that you have enough money in your budget for not only the material of the fence itself but all of the additional spires and accents that can be added to the fence as well. While they are purely decorative, they are really what makes a wrought iron fence look so great. 

Wrought Iron Works Best On Level Land

While it is possible to custom make a wrought iron fence that works on property with elevation changes, it really works best on flat land. This is due to the welding required to construct a wrought iron fence, and the higher installation cost required to construct the materials on site. Otherwise, you may not like the look of stepped panels of wrought iron, and how it can create gaps underneath the fence. 

To learn more information, reach out to a fence company near you.