Wrought Iron Fence Offers Protection

Nothing is more beautiful than a hand-made wrought iron fence across the front of your property with a tall gate enclosing it completely. Sure, it’s see-through, but that’s the beauty of it. With the tips pointing skyward, many would-be thieves won’t go near them. The price is costly, but the lasting beauty rarely needs care like wood fencing that needs paint or stain every other year. While chain link serves the purpose to keep children, pets or both within, there is still the look of ranches and cattle.

Wrought iron fencing speaks for itself while showing the curb appeal of your landscaping and if it’s privacy you seek, thick shrubbery would fill that bill.

We don’t mean to imply that you’ll never have to do anything to your wrought iron fence because occasionally rust will lift its ugly head. Washing followed by some steel wool, then wax can get rid of the rust for many months, possibly years. When you can hear the hinges and latches squealing on the wrought iron gate they will need occasional oil to keep them functioning smoothly.

Depending on the height and width of each section of wrought iron the cost may range from $50 to $250 per section, not cheap by anyone’s standards. There are many styles to choose from and the height can be from two to twelve feet. You’ll often see the high fences surrounding mansions with the security gates that operate by remote control.

You’ll also find many fences with block foundations and the wrought iron in between two to three foot standards. Beware of cheap imitations that look like they will fall down in a strong wind. The wrought iron fences need good strong poles in cement so they won’t give if someone tries to climb on them.

When you’ve decided to have the wrought iron fence installed across the front and/or along both sides of your property, you need to hire a professional company to install them. It won’t be an easy installation and for that reason you need a tried and true company.

If you’re unsure go online and find local companies. Click on their web site, then call them and ask if they are licensed and insured, and do they have good references. Try the Better Business Bureau to see if they’ve had complaints. Ask for addresses of satisfied customers and be sure they follow through and complete the entire operation.

You’ll also want to ask for a free quote and they will be happy to come to your home and tell you how much it will cost. Never pay a contractor in full. The law requires either a 10% down payment or $1000 whichever is lower for the first installment. If they ask for more beware.

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