Wrought iron fences are generally seen as a luxury. It has a luxurious style and classy look that adds real value to a property. If you install a wrought iron fence to your yard, it will definitely help to increase the value of your home. However, there are few things you need to know about owning and installing a wrought iron fence. This article serves as a useful introduction to wrought iron.
Privacy and Practicality
First of all, you need to decide if wrought iron is going to be practical for you. You cannot have a solid fence that gives you complete privacy. Many people want a solid panel fence that will block all views of their property. If this is what you need, stay away from wrought iron. Wrought iron usually has vertical posts and pickets. If you have pets or young children, you want to make sure that the pickets aren't spaced too far apart. Of course, you want your fence to look great (this why you are choosing wrought iron), but you also want to be sure that it is actually functional.
With wrought iron, you will always need to be vigilant when it comes to preventing and protecting it from rusting. There are special metal conditioners and cleaners that you can use every once in a while. These are not cleaners that you need to use on a regular basis. Metal conditioner is only needed once every few years to polish the wrought iron and remove any rust spots that might be starting to oxidize.
One of the biggest issues with wrought iron fences is their weight. Since they are so heavy, you need to make sure that your soil is strong enough to hold your fence. Often, the holes can be dug very deep, but your soil might be too hard. If this is the case, the installer might need to pour large concrete footing in your soil to support the wrought iron posts.
As a homeowner, you need to pick out your desired product and then have a professional asses your property to make sure it is actually feasible. You want to sort out all of these practical issues before you actually begin with the project.
Wrought iron is one of the most stylish fence products for residential properties. You just need to make sure you consider all of the practical issues and find the right product for your home.