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Wrought Iron Fence

The wrought iron fence is an enclosure that is synonymous with safety, protection and privacy. The wrought iron fence has traditionally been popular among the proud, elderly gentry.

The wrought iron fence (also called the security fence) is a series of iron rods that comes in a variety of styles. Most, however, are made in the gothic/romantic styles of Great Britain. Among them include the picket border fence, the hoop, arrow and border fence, the Renaissance fence and the Victorian fence.

Sophisticated and Formal
If you like the sophisticated look, than a wrought iron fence might be right up your alley. The colour and design of wrought iron lends itself to a formal property and goes well with a well manicured lawn, classic masonry and brick pillars. Upkeep on ornamental iron fences isn't demanding, however, wrought iron fences are expensive and difficult to install. Only a professional with enough skill and training can install these fences properly.

Providing Security
Wrought iron fences are an excellent choice where security is a concern. These fences tend to be high enough to keep the unwanted out, and by adding sharp post caps, scaling these fences is almost impossible. Wrought iron fencing also functions to keep large pets and guard dogs safe and secure. Wrought iron fences do not increase privacy a great deal, but they offer an excellent level of security blended with a sophisticated look.

There are literally hundreds of different styles of wrought iron and cast iron fences. Whatever your style, you will be able to find something that suits you and your property. You can choose from a variety of decorative elements, including finials, personalized caps, and even coats of arms. Gates can also be added to wrought iron fences, and can use both simple key locks or an automated entry system.

A Dying Art
Unfortunately, we are beginning to see less and less of the wrought iron fence. True wrought iron fencing is a dying art that is difficult to find and expensive to purchase. Most of the fence industry has made the transition to ornamental aluminum fencing which does not have the high costs of labor and material associated with true wrought iron.

Aluminum fencing gives the same traditional look of the wrought iron fence at a cost that will satisfy the most frugal of consumers.