Ornamental steel and aluminum fences provide the style and elegance of traditional wrought-iron picket fencing at a more affordable price.
Homeowners select ornamental metal fencing to shows off the landscaping of their homes while also supplying a sense of security. In commercial applications, ornamental metal fences can match both the level of security demanded along with the distinctive look of wrought iron into a perimeter security fence system.
Aluminum is a popular decorative fencing material as it can be made to resemble the simpler styles of wrought iron fencing, but costs less and lasts for decades without rotting, rusting, or fading. It is a practical choice swimming pool enclosures.
Steel ornamental metal fencing looks and feels like iron, does not easily rust, and is stronger than aluminum fences. All components of a steel fence are dipped in zinc and finished with a powder coating for durability and ease of care. Manufacturer’s warranties of 20 years are common. Styles with a traditional or contemporary look are available; however, steel fences tend to be more clean-lined and lack the extravagant ornamentation of wrought iron.
Metal Fence Advantages
- Ornamental fences come in a wide variety of styles and colors
- Property owners can customize their ornamental fences by adding rails, rings, scrolls and finials
- Decorative metal fences have become increasingly durable and maintenance free
- Aluminum does not rust, making it a popular choice in coastal areas
- Most metal fences are environmentally friendly and have environmentally friendly finishes
- Aluminum is 100% recyclable
An aluminum fence offers several advantages over traditional wood, wrought iron, and galvanized steel fences. The primary advantage of an aluminum fence is its ability to last for decades without rotting, rusting, or fading.
The beauty of ornamental fencing is often why property owners seek it out. An additional benefit is that it keeps children and animals in while allowing them to see out. This expanded view adds a feeling of space and openness to a area. Ornamental metal fencing also allows passing by to get a glimpse of the home or business and its landscaping.