Do you own a home without a fence around either the front or back yard? Are you tired of people cutting across your property to get from one place to another? Unfortunately, without a fence to protect your property, many people will have no qualms about cutting across your lawn and possibly even stomping through your flower beds. Putting up a fence will not only halt this behavior it can also add to both the aesthetic and monetary value of your home. There are many types of fencing, each with their own designs. One popular type is that of wrought iron fencing. Although choosing one type of fencing over another typically comes down to a matter of personal preference, there are still a number of objective reasons why you might want to use iron fencing. A few of these reasons include:
Timeless look: Chain link fencing can have an extremely dull and utilitarian look. Picket fences can look quaint and old fashioned. Block fences can be painted with a variety of colors and designs but ultimately all look the same. Iron fencing can be found in a number of different designs and styles, allowing it to be used just about anywhere. A wrought iron fence can fit equally well in the yard of a Victorian style home or on the property of a house with modern styling that was built just a few years ago.
Durability: Wooden picket fences can age quickly and may also be eaten by various insects. Vinyl fencing is better, but can still sometimes yellow or otherwise discolor with age and sun exposure. Chain link fencing can take a long time to visibly age but can be susceptible to warping or sagging if something should lean against it. Good iron fencing is nearly as durable as a block fence and still has an aesthetically pleasing look.
Privacy: You may be considering a completely wooden or a block fence simply due to the additional privacy that these types of fences offer. However, this is unnecessary. There are actually a couple of privacy options for iron fencing. For temporary privacy, you can train vining plants to grow across the fence. If you don't want to wait for that, but you still like the natural look, you can buy privacy screens that look like live plants. If you want something more permanent, your fence contractor can add metal panels or wood planks to your wrought iron fence. This will give you a fence that combines the durability of wrought iron with the privacy aspect of the other materials.