Is An Iron Fence Practical?

17 July 2016
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Iron fences can be strikingly attractive. Depending on your taste, you can choose a style with ornate designs on both the gate and throughout the length of the fencing. While these fences are well known for their aesthetic advantages, you may think they are not a practical choice for you. In fact, having one installed can meet your down-to-earth, daily needs.


When you are considering a fence that is safe for your pets, you may think that a wooden or invisible model would work better. However, a carefully chosen iron fence offers distinct advantages. As long as the bars of the fence are placed closely together, your animal cannot escape it or break through it. It also keeps out other animals while letting you and your pets still enjoy the neighborhood view, unlike a wooden fence which blocks your sight line. Invisible fences can work with some animals, but they do not keep any species out, and when panicked, a dog or cat may simply cross the barrier and endure the shock. 

Other Benefits

Iron fences are incredibly durable and can last for decades. If you have an iron fence installed now, your grandchildren and even great grandchildren may be enjoying it with their families. The appearance of an iron fence is so distinctive that it adds curb appeal to your home. If you ever decide to sell your property, the fence may well attract more buyers. An elaborate wrought iron gate will clearly stand out against your neighbor's wooden one.


A wrought iron fence may cost slightly more than some other materials, but the price still fits in a modest budget. Most people invest somewhere between $1500 and $5000 with the average being $2826.  A wooden fence is slightly less expensive, with the average being $2515. For only a little more money, you can have the look of wrought iron instead of the less distinctive look of wood. Cost is another practical advantage of iron fencing. 

When you think about adding a fence to your property, do not overlook wrought iron. For many homeowners, practicality is the main consideration. They want to keep their families and pets safe and keep out pesky animal and human intruders. An iron fence can take care of these issues for you while adding curb appeal to your home. Once you choose iron, generations of your family can enjoy it. Wrought iron can easily last into the next century.