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Is Wrought Iron Better Than Aluminum Fencing?

Many customers come to us interested in metal fencing for their homes and businesses. Metal fencing has many advantages — it is durable, long-lasting, aesthetically unique and typically easy to maintain. However, when faced with the decision to choose either wrought iron or aluminum, they aren’t sure which way to go. 

Wrought iron and aluminum fencing look nearly identical. They can be styled the same way, and apart from their density, are almost completely the same in terms of installation. However, for home and business owners, there are several pros and cons that are crucial to consider before choosing one over the other. 

Pros and Cons of Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is the metal fencing everyone can identify. It’s classic, bold, and will stand the test of time with proper care. However, wrought iron requires significantly more maintenance than aluminum fencing. It is not naturally rust-resistant, which means a protective coating is required and must be maintained to avoid aging. Wrought iron is typically much more expensive, but it is considered more durable due to its weight than aluminum. 

Pros and Cons of Aluminum

Aluminum may look and feel like iron, but it has several unique benefits that are helpful to homeowners. Because it is naturally rust-resistant aluminum fencing requires much less maintenance than wrought iron. It is also significantly more lightweight, which makes installation easier and therefore more affordable. However, because of its density, it can be easier to damage than wrought iron. 

FloriFence offers both aluminum and wrought iron fencing and can customize your design to meet your property needs. To learn more about metal fencing options, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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