Ornamental iron fences are an extremely popular fencing choice and for good reasons. Ornamental iron fences have a lot of positive features, but like any fence, iron fences come with their own set of negative attributes. If you are considering adding an ornamental iron fence to your property, look at our list of their pros and cons in our blog post below!
Pros of Ornamental Iron Fences
As we mentioned, ornamental iron fences are popular for quite a few reasons. First, they offer a timeless and classic look. No matter what style home you have, an ornamental iron fence will compliment it nicely. Although iron fences tend to have a classic look, you can add a variety of wrought iron additions to make the fence look rustic, traditional, or even more modern.
Besides the aesthetics ornamental iron fences have, they are also extremely durable. Their strength and durability can make them an excellent choice for backyards that get a lot of action. Whether it is from large pets or playful children, ornamental iron fences are up to the challenge.
Another positive feature of an ornamental iron fence is that they are pest proof. Unlike wood fences which can become overrun with termites, bugs and other pests, ornamental iron fences are somewhat indestructible. Of course, if larger pests or animals invading your property are an issue, you might want to consider adding a vinyl coated wire mesh to the bottom of the fence to prevent access.
Ornamental iron fences are also virtually maintenance free. The powder-coated galvanized steel prevents rust and the coating will not peel or flake. Some fading may occur over the years, but that is to be expected with anything left out in the Georgia sun.
The best part of ornamental iron fences is the price! While most people assume wood privacy fences are the most cost-effective fencing choice, ornamental iron fences are frequently less expensive than wood privacy fences when considering the upkeep of a wooden fence. Of course, pricing will vary based on the amount of property that needs to be fenced in and the ground conditions of the property, but ornamental iron fences could be an economical solution.
Cons of Ornamental Iron Fences
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and that includes ornamental fences. The largest drawback of ornamental iron fences is they do not provide nearly as much privacy as other fencing options. Because iron fences are open concept and have gaps, people and neighbors can potentially see into your yard and home. Keep in mind however, that’s when creative landscaping can come into play.
Is an ornamental fence the right choice for you? Hopefully, our post has answered some of your questions and has helped you understand the pros and cons of this fencing choice. Whether you still have questions or are ready to install a fence, give our fencing experts a call today! We will answer any questions about any fencing materials to help you decide which one is best for you and your family. Remember we always offer FREE estimates!