Elegance: An Ornamental Iron Fence
ornamental iron fence opens up the view to your well-manicured lawn and gardens.
Not only a thing of beauty, it also provides a sense of safety and security.
Knowledgeable homeowners use ornamental iron fences along their property lines,
lining a driveway, around a custom
swimming pool or as part of a deck
Beauty and purpose
blend wonderfully within an ornamental iron fence. It is a remarkable focal
point, something that is especially important when it comes time to sell your
home and you want to distinguish your property from all the others in your price
range. It is decorative sophistication at its best, a subtle yet strong mark of
At the same time
that it reveals substance, an ornamental iron fence also provides utility. It
keeps out intruders, protects your family and gives you peace of mind.
Additionally, it creates long-lasting appeal and increases your property
If you are
considering a wrought iron fence, one idea for the fence is to use ornamental
iron in combination with other materials. You can find beautiful fences in
which wrought iron is used with stone, brick and wood. With these combination
fences, the sky is the limit when it comes to design possibilities.
One example is wrought iron pickets with stone columns or masonry pillars.
Another example is to use a stretch of wrought iron to open onto, say, a view of
a greenbelt and then a wooden privacy fence on the side of your property with
neighbors. Castings, such as picket points, can further enhance the look.
Other ideas for
ornamental iron within your landscape design include garden fences, stair
railings, handicap rails, balcony railings, window screens, wrought
iron garden gates and wrought
iron wall elements.
angle to consider is that ornamental iron can be customized in a variety of
colors, finishes, shapes and styles. Perhaps you have a particular color shade
in mind that will complement your home or maybe you saw a design you really
liked during your travels.
One negative that
people assume about ornamental iron is that its upkeep is relentless and
expensive. While this belief is correct about true wrought iron, most modern
landscaping products that are called ornamental iron or wrought iron are
actually made of a lighter-weight steel and it does not rust like true wrought
Plus this modern
fencing metal can be galvanized and powder coated to produce a chemically bonded
finish that makes it competitive with aluminum in the durability category. Thus,
today’s wrought iron fences give you the desired look of iron without the
maintenance fuss and bother.
In any event, it is
a good idea to use a professional
landscaper who provides a turn-key maintenance contract that includes the
upkeep of the fence and gates. A complete contract would cover general upkeep of
the fence and gates, including painting. You can also arrange for the contract
to cover tending to electrical or technical problems with motorized wrought
iron driveway gates, which is a smart use of time and resources for the busy
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