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Wrought Iron fences and fencing come in many styles and materials including Wrought Iron Fence, Vinyl Fence, Aluminum and Metal Fence, Picket Fence, Dog Run Fence, Wood Fence, Privacy Fence, Pool Fence, Wrought Iron Fence.  Installers and Vinyl Fencing Companies can be found hereOur Wrought Iron fence installers and contractors will provide fast, free quotes and will complete your fencing in a professional, efficient manner.

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If you determine that vinyl fence is not the material or style you are looking for, here are some alternative fence styles and materials to consider:

vinyl fenceVinyl fencing is attractive because it's easy to maintain and is inexpensive.  It is made from PVC, so it doesn't rot or warp like wood fences do.  It also doesn't require painting.  Vinyl can be used for picket fences, privacy fences and many other applications

wood fence
Wood is a popular option for fencing because it is attractive and popular.  There are many types of wood to choose from: Redwood, Cedar, Pine, Fir, and Spruce.  Metal can be used to reduce warping and rotting, making these fences much more durable than they have been in the past.


aluminum fenceAluminum fences are an economical alternative to wrought iron.  Aluminum fences require little maintenance, but are as strong as steel fences.  Their main advantage is that they don't rust.  There are many different styles and types of ornamentation for these kinds of fences.  This flexibility makes them applicable for almost all uses.

chain link fenceChain link fences, often referred to as cyclone fences, are the most common style of fencing installed in North America each year. Chain link fences can be great as privacy fences, since they are low maintenance and inexpensive.

steel fenceSteel fencing will add a look of style and elegance.  Steel fences are generally with maintenance-free and very strong.  The finishes are generally durable powder coat paint finish.  They can also be epoxy coat finishes for high durability.  Steel fences are more decorative in a finished sense that most wood fences and most vinyl fences.

Privacy FencingPrivacy fences come in many different styles, colors, and materials. By adding a privacy fence to your backyard you essentially are adding another room to your house. Depending on your price range and the look of the privacy fence that you want, there are some different factors that you should look at.

Dog RunDog Runs or kennels can be very useful for home purpose if you have more than one pet and would like to keep them all in the same location either inside or outside without having to put up an entire fence.

Picket FencePicket style fences are among the most of all the fence styles.  They are functional and very attractive.  They are romanticized in books, movies and painting. Picket fences come in a wide variety of materials.  The most common are vinyl and wood.

Pool FencePool Fences come in many different styles and varieties, so choosing the right type of fence will help to makes sure your pool fence is the best choice for you. Pool fences can be made out of an assortment of materials

GateGates are just as important as fencing since they offer you an opportunity to control who enters and leaves your house. Gates come in a variety of styles and can be made from an assortment of materials.

Electric GateElectric gates can be a very convenient way to get into your home through either your driveway or an area that you would like to be more secure. Electric gates have automatic openers to allow you to get into a certain place without having to leave your car.

Flag poles can be a great addition to a home, commercial or industrial property.  A flag pole and flag makes a positive statement regarding you’re the flags you display whether it is a country, school, company or event type flag. 

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Wrought Iron Fence

 

Wrought Iron Fences have a “grain” that resembles wood since it has lower carbon content than that of steel. This is known as slag. Some benefits of using wrought Iron for your fencing projects is that it is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Wrought iron fences are no longer spear head iron fenceproduced in large scale for commercial sale. Most garden furniture, gates and fences said to make out of wrought iron are actually made out of Mild Steel. They are sold as wrought iron since they were previously made from wrought iron and still have the appearance and grain of wrought iron. Wrought iron fences are generally used for pool fences, garden furniture, and guard rails around the exterior of houses.

There are many types of wrought iron to choose from depending on what type of project you are working on. If you are using wrought iron for fencing around your house or pool than the best type of wrought iron would be one of the following:

Spire

A spire is a vertical piece of wrought iron that serves as a post in the fence. Typically, spires are spaced about 6 inches apart, and can be up to 5 feet tall. A horizontal member is a piece of iron work that is placed sideways and runs parallel to the ground. Horizontal members are generally at the top of a wrought iron fence. A finial is the ornamental top of the spire. A scroll is a decorative addition to fence designs that resembles a letter C with ends that curl inward in a loop or spiral design.

 

Essex

The Essex fence is designed to have a noble appearance and is the type of fence used to gate palaces in Europe. An Essex fence is distinguished by its repetition of scrolls placed back to back along the top portion of the fence with a spire running between them. The finials of an Essex fence are also noteworthy for their rounded, spear shape.

 

Concord

The Concord is simpler design than something like an essex fence. Concord fences have rounded finials similar to those of an essex iron wrought fence, but does not have patterns. Instead concord fence style has a  series of circular shaped rings separated  by a spire.

 

Alternatives to wrought iron fences are vinyl fences, wood fences, aluminum fences and chain link fences. These alternatives are generally inexpensive, attractive, and don’t require lots of maintenance. For more information on these types of fences please click the link at the bottom of the page entitled “ Other Types of Fences” or click on “Fence Types at the top left of the screen.

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