A fence is an excellent investment for your home. Not only does it provide a bit of security and privacy, but it also makes your home more appealing and valuable. Determining the exact value of a fence can be difficult because there are so many factors at play, but most experts believe homes with a fence will not only sell faster but also sell for a higher price than homes without a fence.

Of course, you might not know which fencing option to choose for your own home because so many various materials, styles, and designs are available. With this guide, you will be able to determine if wrought iron fencing is right for you and your home.


1. You Want Durability

One of the greatest benefits of wrought iron fencing is its durability. So if you want a fence that will stand the test of time, wrought iron is the answer. As a matter of fact, many experts believe wrought iron can last for centuries.

Wrought iron does not warp, rot, or decay like wood does when it is exposed to moisture. In addition, wrought iron is resistant to pests, so you do not have to worry about termites or other insects consuming and creating nests in your fence.

Wrought iron is also incredibly strong, making it difficult to bend or break. Compared to wood or chain link, wrought iron’s durability is best for security purposes.


2. You Need Low-Maintenance

Another sign wrought iron may be the right fencing solution for you is if you need a material that does not require a lot of maintenance.

Unlike wood, which requires ongoing cleaning and applications of water-resistant stains, wrought iron will not require any involved maintenance.

Washing off your fence with your garden hose will be sufficient to remove dead insects, bird droppings, dirt, dust, and grass clippings.

Unfortunately, your wrought iron may develop rust spots over time. This is more common in climate in wet or humid climates. A light sanding of the rusty spots and a coat of rust-resistant paint will restore the wrought iron back to its original, beautiful state.


3. You Want Function, Not Privacy

Each person has their own reason for needing a fence. Your reason may be to keep your children or pets safely in your yard. Other people want a fence just because it enhances the look of the home while increasing value. Some homeowners also construct a fence to create privacy around their home, blocking the views of passerby and neighbors.

If you need a fence for your children, pets, appeal, and value and do not need to create privacy, wrought iron may be the right option for you.

Wrought iron fencing has a design with rails that are spaced apart a few inches. This overall design will create the enclosure you need for your children and pets, but it will not block the views of passerby and neighbors.

For privacy, an alternative material, such as wood or vinyl, will be necessary. However, if you want and need a fence that is elegant and functional, choose wrought iron.


4. Your HOA Requires It

An estimated 65 million Americans live in a neighborhood with an HOA, or homeowner’s association. This organization creates rules and regulations all homeowners need to follow in hopes of protecting the appearance and value of the neighborhood as a whole. The HOA does benefit the neighborhood, but it also benefits you and other homeowners by protecting home value.

HOA rules may regular where you can place your trash can or where you can park your vehicle. However, some
HOAs prohibit the use of certain fencing materials because they are not as attractive as others.

Because it is so durable, attractive, and valuable, many HOAs allow homeowners to install wrought iron fencing. Before you begin the installation, make sure you consult your HOA to determine if your plan to install a wrought iron fence will be approved.

To learn more about wrought iron and to begin your fencing project, contact City Wide Fence Company, Inc., today.