There are a lot of different reasons for a person to install a fence but they all boil down to either decoration or security. If a fence is built with security in mind then it will feature heavy materials and a bulky construction so it will not have much curb appeal. While a decorative fence will use natural materials and be built with a open weave to catch the eye but that makes the fence easily penetrated. Wrought iron is one of those rare fencing materials that can substantially add to the security of a home or property while still being pleasing to the eye.
Among the many benefits to installing a wrought iron fence the four biggest are:
- Durability – Wood and vinyl are both extremely popular fencing options but they each have their own drawbacks. Wooden fencing is much more vulnerable to the elements and decay so they do not last as long as other fences. Vinyl fencing does not have to worry about rot but it is flimsy and cannot stand up to much direct damage. Wrought iron fences are extremely weather resistant and they can even take direct damage like a large branch falling on them or even a car hitting them.
- Curb appeal – In the movies you always see wrought iron fences surrounding giant sprawling mansions and it has indelibly connected the two in people’s minds. So when a person sees a wrought iron fence they automatically start to associate it with sophistication and elegance.
- Security – Wrought iron fencing provides the maximum amount of security for a residence. It will keep your children and pets from wandering out of the yard while keeping trespassers and criminals from getting in. Since wire cutters won’t even scratch wrought iron bars and the tops are usually outfitted with spikes, it will take an extremely dedicated criminal to get into your yard.
- Versatility – Wrought iron fences are surprisingly versatile in terms of style and theme. You are free to pick almost every part of the fence to ensure that the it fits in perfectly with your home’s architecture and overall design scheme.