Because throughout the world people believe wrought iron fencing needs welding to be installed, homeowners who want to install one on their own rarely go for wrought iron. However, smart homeowners know that’s not the case!
In the world we live in today, there are many different options available both online and in brick and mortar stores. While the decision to use a wrought iron fence is totally your own, trying to choose the best fence option can be frustrating especially when your lawn has its ups and downs.
When your rise-over-run is not as severe as you thought, you can still install a fence and fill in the gaps at the bottom with landscaping. You can fill in the openings with rocks or stones as well.
When choosing the right fence, your personal preferences, project budget, and available time all factor into the decision-making process. There are a lot of benefits to choosing a wrought iron fence. Let’s look at a few.
Durability and Strength
Wrought iron is rather difficult to surpass when it comes to a sturdy and long-lasting fence. Structural steel and iron, which is built using coatings that we apply (for example, galvanization and high-quality powder coating), will be with you much longer than you will be with it.
When it comes to most types of fences, they decay over time and must be replaced every 5 to 10 years. Fence quality lasts for decades. That’s why there are still several surviving iron fences dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. I’d say that was worth the investment.
Stylish and Endless Elegance
Many different types and styles of fence have evolved over time, but wrought iron fencing and gates have been around for well over 200 years. It’s because of their long life that they have never really gone out of style. Even the most modern-looking property can be enhanced with a well-designed iron fence and gate.
Wrought iron fencing complements the appearance of older antique residences perfectly. Nothing looks worse than a gorgeous turn-of-the-century home with a garish plastic fence in front of it that seems entirely out of place. Wrought iron fencing is quite adaptable in terms of the uses and designs of homes and other buildings it may be utilized around.
Improves Home Security
This sort of goes along with strength, but it deserves its own pro because of how well wrought iron fencing and gates can operate as a security barrier. The strength helps to prevent the kind of simple destruction that vinyl and cheap aluminum are prone to.
The vertical picket and rail architecture makes climbing the fence more difficult, as opposed to chain link and many wood fences, which can provide simple hand and footholds. The steel and iron construction also allows for optional welding of the panels to the posts, resulting in an incredibly sturdy and secure barrier.
Finally, the open, see-through nature of most iron fences allows for a better perspective. A strong wood or vinyl privacy fence may keep people out, and that’s what we want, but it also serves as a hiding place for an intruder once they are on the inside of the fence.
Posh Look While Improving Value
While I may be biased, iron fences and gates exude refinement and beauty that many other types of fences do not. While chain link, vinyl, and wood fences do provide a barrier, they are more practical than attractive.
In other cases, those fences might give a home a lower-end appearance, whereas an iron fence can compliment and make a house much more appealing with superior curb appeal. Wrought iron fencing helps to improve and complement the beauty of your property. It also provides a barrier for unwanted visitors, pets and children.