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Wrought Iron Fence 101

2018-07-27T17:36:08+00:00October 9th, 2017|Iron Fence Maintenance, Ornamental Iron Fence, Wrought Iron Fence|Comments Off on Wrought Iron Fence 101

An increasing number of homeowners are installing wrought iron fences to enhance the curb appeal of their property. The fact of the matter is that wrought iron fences offer more to a property than aesthetics, whether the property is residential or commercial.  Here are some basic wrought iron fence facts that you should know.

Definition of Terms

In technical terms, wrought iron is a low carbon iron alloy. Cast iron, on the other hand, is a high carbon iron alloy. Among other differences between the two, wrought iron is stronger and more malleable than the latter, which is why wrought iron has been the traditional choice for objects that need shaping.

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Benefits at a Glance

A wrought iron fence proves beneficial on many fronts. Some of the leading advantages are:

  • Enhanced privacy and security for your property
  • Durability
  • Value
  • Elegance
  • Good visibility
  • Looks great with plants

For homeowners, additional benefits include easy maintenance. Wrought iron fences are available in a plethora of designs, and once they are set in place, they do not require constant (and costly) maintenance. In fact, even if a part of the fence is broken or damaged, it can be replaced easily and you do not have to replace the fence or fence panel completely. In other words, you can also add cost-effectiveness (see next section) to the list of benefits as well.

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This, of course, entails that you have the help of experts for your installation. Only then you can reap maximum benefits from your iron fences. Let’s now also discuss what the installation process actually looks like.

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Installation of Wrought Iron Fences

As mentioned above, the success of your fence installation depends not only on the type of material used but also on the ability of the installation professional(s). The ironwork specialist you hire has to be skilled at cutting, mitering, and beveling metal as per your needs. The bolting, clipping, soldering, and welding iron to brackets and anchors also need to be impeccable. This will enable your fence to last for many years to come. Note that wrought ironwork is forged by hand, and as such it is costly. But you should think of wrought iron fences as investments for they improve the curb appeal and value of your home. Moreover, they are long-lasting and easy to maintain.