Here at Central Fence, you’ll find a wide variety of ornamental fencing options, but what you won’t find is the traditional wrought iron. We work with aluminum ornamental fencing and there’s a few reasons why. Here, we’ll show you just why we think aluminum is better than iron for your home or commercial fence.
Choosing aluminum for an ornamental fence has many benefits. If you’re looking for a beautiful ornamental fence to accent your yard but don’t have the time (or will) to maintain it regularly, then aluminum is for you. This low maintenance options keeps it’s classic look with little effort and never rusts like its iron counterpart.
Because of the structure of aluminum, each part of the fence is a separate piece. While wrought iron is welded together and becomes one, aluminum fencing comes in several pieces and conveniently screws together to form one. This makes installation that much easier and helps you be able to replace just a panel or two should the need arise rather than taking down the entire fence.
Everyone can appreciate the beauty that comes from having an iron fence circle a home and there’s nothing more down-home southern than ornamental. As chic as a wrought iron fence looks, there’s a few downfalls to think about. First, iron rusts. There’s no doubt about that. To make sure your iron fence always looks its best, it’s likely that you’ll have to spend a great deal of time and effort keeping it that way. You’re probably going to spend a decent amount of time rust-proofing it (or de-rusting it if you didn’t get to it in time) over the years to keep it looking it’s best.
Like we mentioned above, iron is often welded together at the seams, creating one solid piece of fencing in the end. Although this might be helpful for support, the giant hunk of iron won’t be easy to work with later. Should damage occur and a section of the fence need replacing, it’s almost impossible to cut away a section and add in the new one seamlessly.
These are only just a few reasons why we prefer to work with aluminum rather than wrought iron. Their similar look, with the added benefits of aluminum, will make you forget about iron altogether.