There's a lot of reasons why wrought iron fencing has been a perennial favorite amongst homeowners. If you are trying to decide whether a wrought iron fence is right for you, the following reasons can help you make your decision.
1. Classic Design
Wrought iron is a classic fencing style that goes well with almost any style of architecture. Formal black wrought iron goes well with stately homes, including colonials and Victorian homes. White wrought iron looks great around a garden bungalow or English cottage. You can even opt for a quirky wrought iron in bright colors for a craftsman or art deco-inspired home. The timeless design of wrought iron will age well with your home.
Another benefit of wrought iron is that it is extremely durable. It can withstand hail, high winds, and even blunt force from a falling branch, with little to no damage. Further, you don't have to worry about it rotting like wood or becoming cracked like damaged vinyl fencing. A wrought iron fence will very likely be the last fence you will ever need to purchase, and it can last the life of the home if it's properly maintained.
A major reason many homeowners install a fence is for security. Wrought iron is one of the most secure fencing options available. It can't be knocked down like a wood or vinyl fence. Nor can it be easily cut through, which is a risk with wire and chain-link fences. Security can be increased by keeping the individual posts closely spaced, opting for a tall fence, and adding sharp finials to the top of the posts and pickets.
There's no need to install the same fence as everyone else in your neighborhood. Wrought iron is fully customizable. You can even combine stock designs with customizable extras, such as having your monogram welded into the gate or adding personalized finials to the top of the fence posts for a custom look.
5. Easy Maintenance
Although wrought iron fences aren't maintenance-free, they don't need a lot of annual maintenance. Keep the fence clean, and inspect for damage to the paint on an annual basis, and you can stay ahead of any major maintenance concerns. If the paint is damaged, any rust will need to be sanded off and a fresh coat of paint applied. This prevents rust from causing permanent damage to the wrought iron.
Contact a wrought iron fencing company for more help.