Wrought iron is a traditional fencing material
with plenty of history in the industry, providing an elegant and secure
barrier for estates, commercial properties, and more. Aluminum fences
are versatile and offer an alternative to traditional metal fences, and
have some unique characteristics that can make them appealing to residential
and commercial property owners alike. Choosing between the two materials
is simple if you understand the maintenance requirements and aesthetic
properties of each type.
Appearance and Function
Wrought iron fences have a classic feel and add refinement to any property.
These fences are available in a variety of styles, including more contemporary
looks, and can enhance any enclosed area. Aluminum fences are often more
contemporary in style, though accents can be used to mimic the appearance
of wrought iron fencing. Aluminum fences are often more economical, making
them ideal for large applications. The material’s light weight can
simplify installation, as well. Both wrought iron and aluminum fences
give a clear view of your property while providing a high level of security.
Wrought iron does require regular care, but with the right maintenance,
it will keep its beautiful appearance and impressive strength for years.
Wrought iron fences may need to be repainted or coated in order to protect
them against corrosion. In contrast, aluminum fencing requires little
to no maintenance. Most aluminum fences are powder-coated or otherwise
protected. Aluminum is naturally resistant to corrosion and doesn’t
require painting. This fencing is perfect for homeowners who wish to enjoy
a metal fence without many maintenance concerns. It is especially useful
as pool fencing.
To learn more about the differences and characteristics of these types
of metal fences, contact Fence Connection, Inc. at (847) 388-0321. We
offer both wrought iron and aluminum fences in a variety of styles to
suit any property or neighborhood. Visit us online for more information.