Wrought Iron versus Aluminum Fences
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.