All About Wrought Iron Fence and An Alternative

wrought iron fence

When protecting your home or business, the wrought iron fence is one of the most reliable and aesthetically-pleasing fence material options. Though its durability contributes to its cost, a wrought iron fence will last through more than just storms and inclement weather–it’ll be an enduring aesthetic feature of your property for years to come. 

And though some may think they’d love the beautiful look of wrought iron but don’t have the budget for it, there are great modern alternatives that provide style AND affordability: aluminum fencing offers all of the same visually appealing aspects without breaking into an arm’s length savings account. 

So whether you’re leaning towards a beautiful security measure or just looking to add character with minimal effort on your wallet, read on as we discuss what makes both fence options worthwhile investments!

What is Wrought Iron Fence and How Is It Made 

A wrought iron fence may be perfect for those looking to achieve timeless elegance. This type of fence is made from iron that has been heated to a red-hot temperature and then handcrafted into intricate designs using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Then, the individual pieces are welded together.

The result is a solid, sturdy, beautiful structure that can withstand harsh weather conditions and last years. Wrought iron fences are popular because they offer security and add sophistication to any property. Nowadays, machines make the fabrication of many wrought iron fences easier. Even so, today’s fences still reflect the craftsmanship and beauty of hand forging.

Some wrought iron fences also contain components made from cast iron. Cast iron is made using molds rather than handcrafting techniques like traditional blacksmithing. Cast iron molds achieve intricate designs quickly and precisely, perfect for delicate details like finials or post caps.

Benefits of a Wrought Iron Fence 

A wrought iron fence is an excellent investment for any property owner. Its extreme durability makes it very secure. However, not only does it provide security, it also adds a touch of elegance and beauty to the surroundings. If well maintained, wrought iron fencing outlasts other fencing materials. 

In addition, it is also adaptable to various styles and designs, giving you the freedom to choose something that perfectly matches your taste. When it comes to enhancing the overall look of your property, a wrought iron fence is a great choice. It is an investment that provides both practical and aesthetic benefits for years.

Drawbacks of Installing Wrought Iron Fencing 

Wrought iron fences have been a popular choice for homeowners looking to enhance the security and aesthetics of their property, but they also come with some drawbacks. One of the main concerns is the installation cost, which can be much higher than other fence materials due to the fabrication of the fence versus a manufactured process.

Rusty wrought iron fencing

Additionally, wrought iron fences require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best and prevent rusting. Today’s wrought iron fences are much lower maintenance than their predecessors because of modern galvanization and powder coating techniques. (Galvanization is the process by which zinc or other metals are added to reduce rusting, while powder coating adds a durable layer of paint that increases the fence’s lifespan.) If these processes are used, there’s no need for regular painting. However, if a wrought iron fence isn’t galvanized or powder-coated, it would need to be painted once every two or three years to prevent rusting and preserve the look of the fence. 

Finally, wrought iron fences can be difficult to customize, repair, and add privacy. In addition, they may not work well with specific architectural styles and terrains. 

Despite these drawbacks, many homeowners still choose wrought iron fences for their durability and classic look.

Cost Comparison Between Wrought Iron and Aluminum Fences

You must consider multiple factors when choosing the perfect fence for your property. One of the most important factors to consider is cost. 

While both wrought iron and aluminum fences will add beauty and security to your property, they come with different price tags. Wrought iron fences tend to be more expensive due to the strength and durability of the material, as well as the intricate design work often involved in their production. On the other hand, aluminum fences are more affordable while still providing durability and customization options. 

Whether you choose wrought iron or aluminum, comparing costs beforehand can help you make a budget-friendly decision that still delivers on style and protection.

Why Aluminum is the Perfect Budget Alternative to Wrought Iron 

Aluminum has become a popular choice as a budget alternative to wrought iron. While wrought iron is known for its durability and strength, it can be heavy and expensive. The lightweight nature of aluminum makes it more practical for installation and transportation while maintaining its durability. 

Additionally, aluminum requires less maintenance than wrought iron since it is less susceptible to rust and corrosion. Despite being a more affordable option, aluminum provides the same aesthetic quality as wrought iron with its ability to mimic the look of wrought iron through various finishing techniques. 

Overall, aluminum provides a practical and cost-effective alternative to traditional wrought iron without compromising quality or style.

A to Z Quality Fencing’s Aluminum Wrought Iron Fence Alternative

A to Z Quality Fencing does not install a wrought iron fence. We install commercial-grade aluminum fencing manufactured by our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. Our fence installs use our no mess, no dig installation process, which pounds a galvanized steel pipe inside an aluminum post sleeve making for a highly durable aluminum fence.

Understand the quality of different aluminum fences when shopping for a wrought iron fence alternative

To sum up, a wrought iron fence is a classic and stylish way to add charm and value to your property, but it requires more maintenance than other materials. Furthermore, building or installing a quality wrought iron fence can be expensive. Fortunately, aluminum fencing offers an excellent alternative for those on a budget. 

Not only does aluminum have all the benefits of traditional wrought iron, such as a long life span and increased security, but it also requires less maintenance and is far more affordable. To top it off, installing an aluminum fence is relatively straightforward, so you can have your new privacy barrier installed in no time. 

If you feel like now is the time to boost the look of your landscaping, get a quote on your wrought iron fence look-alike (aluminum fence) today!

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Email

GET A QUICK QUOTE

What kind of fence are you looking to build?

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Name
Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defects. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but our no-mess, no-dig installation adds a galvanized steel post inside the wooden post for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years.

Stronger Top Rails

The Modern Aluminum Fence top rails are routed into the posts creating an even stronger fence installation! The U channels are screwed to the frame and the entire fence is quickly assembled on-site using our no-mess, no-dig installation.

Modern, Sleek Design

A to Z Quality Fencing’s proprietary Modern Aluminum Fence features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. These fences are long-lasting and bring the best of A to Z’s vinyl (including simulated wood finishes) and aluminum products together, allowing for custom fabrication of modern, industrial, privacy fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Versatile Inlay Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a Modern Aluminum Fence, you can pair A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence with the inlay that best fits your style. Our vinyl inlay is available in 9 colors including various simulated wood tones, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Frame

Modern Aluminum Fence posts are composed of galvanized steel posts covered by our commercial-grade aluminum with its superior powder coat finish to create a stronger, longer-lasting fence that is more than weather-resistant – it will not rust with exposure to the elements!

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Strict Standards

All our aluminum fence meets BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) code. These strict standards ensure your fencing is sturdy, durable, and non-climbable, protecting your property no matter if you are fencing in a business, backyard, or swimming pool!

The BOCA health and safety codes are critical when installing fencing around a swimming pool because they prevent children from getting over, under, or through our aluminum fencing.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Superior Powder Coating

Our superior powder coating provides a smooth, durable finish, more resistant to chips, scratches, fading, rust, and corrosion than other finishes. This long-lasting, low-maintenance finish results from our application and curing processes that melt the powder particles to create a smooth, continuous, and permanent bond to the aluminum.

In addition, our paint finish meets AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications.

Custom Fabrication

You’re steps away from a one-of-a-kind aluminum fence made just for you! Our high-quality aluminum fencing comes from our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. We assemble each aluminum fence to meet your unique design requirements, including color, finials, puppy panels, O-rings, and custom top edges.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Unparalleled Durability

The weakest point of any fence is where the post comes out of the ground. Our no-mess, no-dig installation process pounds a galvanized steel post into the soil. Then we slide an aluminum post over the galvanized steel posts. A steel post is stronger at ground level than an aluminum post.

Our high-quality aluminum fence, combined with our no-mess, no-dig installation process, creates a highly durable aluminum fence.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.