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Fencing in a Large Area? Why Aluminum Fencing Is Better Than Wrought Iron Fencing

Ashley Hart

When choosing a fencing material, there are many things you need to think about. One thing you'll want to consider is the size of the area that you're fencing in. If you're fencing in a commercial property or a large residential property and are debating between wrought iron or aluminum fencing, you'll probably want to choose the second option. These are some of the reasons why.

Maintenance Will Be a Whole Lot Easier

Not only do you have to think about the installation of your fence, but you have to think about the upkeep of the fence after it's installed. Wrought iron fencing is prone to rust, so it has to be cleaned and painted fairly regularly. When rust does appear, it has to be sanded away as soon as possible to prevent the problem from getting worse. It's hard to watch out for rusty spots and to keep up with cleaning and painting when you have a lot of fencing material to take care of. Aluminum fencing is much easier to care for, making it a better choice for larger fenced-in areas or for people who want to keep maintenance as simple as possible.

Fencing Will Be Longer-Lasting

The cost of installing an aluminum fence and a wrought iron fence is pretty comparable, but you have to think about more than just the cost of the initial installation. Aluminum is typically longer lasting than wrought iron. If you have to replace your fence, a lot of fencing materials will have to be purchased, which can be very expensive. You can save money in the long term by choosing an aluminum fence instead of a wrought iron fence since it should last for a very long time.

Materials Will Be Much Lighter 

If you are going to be installing your fence, you should think about the weight of the fencing materials you'll be working with. When fencing in a large area, you'll need to purchase a lot of fencing materials. Loading down your truck and trailer with wrought iron fencing materials may not be a good idea, since wrought iron can be very heavy. Aluminum fencing panels and parts are much lighter in weight, so hauling large amounts of them shouldn't be an issue. Plus, when you have to carry lots of different panels all over your property while you're installing your fence, you'll probably be glad that you chose lightweight aluminum fencing instead of much heavier wrought iron fencing.

If you have more questions, contact companies like Ornamental Design Ironworks Inc.


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