Metal Fence Denton TX
There are a few key differences between steel, wrought iron, and aluminum fences that you may want to consider when deciding which material is best for your needs whether its residential or commercial. All three materials come in a variety of styles, heights, and options. These are what is considered to be the "ornamental" types of fencing and the reason why we have not included chain link fencing. Chain link fence is not considered an ornamental fence, but it is one of the most popular fence types sold. It may be the most popular option sold for commercial purposes. Commercial properties will normally have very distinct needs for their fencing and their option becomes clear once we know their needs. Residential is a little different, it’s just more of a preference and/or what their budge will allow. Wrought iron is most likely going to be the most expensive option, with steel falling in the middle, and aluminum being the least expensive of the three.
Of the three materials, steel is the strongest. Steel fencing can take a hard hit and is nearly impossible to bend by hand. Unlike aluminum, steel is a fence that can incorporate security options. Steel is resistant to weather and corrosion. A steel fence can last 30 to 50 years without ever having to be maintained. Steel is our favorite metal fence material when it comes to residential purposes. It doesn’t require any welding, it’s lighter than iron and its much more solid than aluminum. Steel fences are purchased from manufacturers in sections and bolted together. If a piece is ever hit hard enough to break you can order a new section from the manufacturer, remove the damaged section, and replace it with the new. Our favorite manufacturer for steel fencing is Ameristar they are the largest producer of steel fencing.
WROUGHT IRON FENCE:
There’s not a lot of difference between iron and steel. There are many stylish options available for both. Iron fences tend to be manufactured with a more gothic or elegant look which may be more suitable to some properties and their landscaping. When most people hear the word ornamental, they generally associate that with an iron fence. Steel fencing is attractive as well but normally will be produced in a more modern or industrial appearance. Iron is generally going to be more expensive. It is more expensive to manufacture and may require some welding to install. It is prone to rusting and will probably require more maintenance than steel. On the other hand, like steel it may last 50 years without ever having to be maintained. One of the major benefits of an iron fence is its strength. Iron is not quite as strong as steel, but unlike steel when iron gets hit it is likely to bend or crack rather than break.
An ALUMINUM FENCE is a bit different than the other two metals, being steel and iron. Aluminum is more of an aesthetic metal fence and is not that strong. It is as strong if not stronger than wood but not nearly as strong as steel or iron. If you have a need where you want a beautiful metal fence but strength and security are not a priority then maybe an aluminum fence is what you want. It is the most cost effective of the metal fences next to chain link fence. Aluminum fencing is practically maintenance free as they are resistant to weather. Unlike steel and iron which may need occasional painting, aluminum fencing is usually good to go with just an occasional wash. Aluminum is also prefabricated so any damage can easily be replaced.
Overall, the best type of fence for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. Steel and wrought iron fences are strong and durable options that can add value to your property, but they may be more expensive to install and maintain. Aluminum fences are a more affordable option, but they may not be as strong as steel or wrought iron.