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Wood vs Iron Fence

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Your home's appearance can be enhanced with a fence. In addition to protecting your family, pets, and possessions, it also helps to keep unwanted strangers out. Since there are many types of fences available today, choosing the right one can be challenging. Fencing materials such as iron and wood are very popular today.

With so many types of fencing available, how do you decide which protects your property the most effectively? Below you will find an explanation of the differences between the two materials:

Iron Vs. Wood Fencing


Iron: The fences made from iron look elegant and expensive because of their chic appearance. Compared to wood fences, wrought iron offers a more traditional appearance, demonstrating the care homeowners take to give their front yard an impressive look. In contrast to wooden fences, wrought iron fences do not rot, rot, or stain.

Wood: Wood would seem to be an obvious choice for your backyard fence. Adding wood to your property can enhance its visual appeal because it is naturally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.

Winner: The truth is this purely depends on what look you going for, but we will have to go with Iron because it looks more expensive than wood.

Durability and Maintenance

Iron: Because of its strength iron fences can last 50+ years with good maintenance. While rustic-hued wood is the traditional material, it loses its charm over time while white cast iron, such as that used by Matisse, can retain its appearance over time. Wood fences do not hold up as long as wrought iron fences due to their corrosion resistance. A wrought iron fence will last much longer even if you do not protect it from the elements, unlike a wooden fence that can be compromised in a single blow. Those with an area at the back in the high-tabling level they wish to keep off-limits can use this technique.

Its ability to withstand both man and nature makes wrought iron props not only productive but also luxurious. Hardy and resilient, wrought iron has the feel of a European castle while maintaining its no-maintenance appearance.

Wood: You can add beauty and security to your home with a wood fence split rail or picket fence. About 15 years is the average lifespan of a wood fence. Wood fences can last two decades with proper maintenance, however.

With a fresh coat of paint or stain now and then, your fence can look completely different. Simple color changes can make a big difference. In terms of appearance, there will be no difference between the old fence and the new fence.

Winner: This round goes to Iron fencing once again, it lasts for 50 years, while wood lasts for a shorter time.

Ease Of Installation

Iron: Most people looking to expand their home's property line already have wrought iron fences installed. The cost and difficulty of installing wood species are higher. Because wrought fences are elegant enough to be mounted or supported on concrete, they do not require staking into Mother Earth. Hire an experienced expert to help you install it, in the shortest time possible.

Wood: Wooden fences require a lot of work to install. Post-digging and fence-post-cutting require a lot of time, effort, and planning. Slopes and rocks complicate the installation process.

Winner: Iron Fencing is easier to install because it can be placed anywhere, whether on concrete or normal earthy ground.

Resale Value

Iron: The materials necessary to manufacture iron are cheaper than the components of wood, thus making them more affordable. Aside from their attractive looks, they also have a longer investment tenure and lower prices when compared to others.

Wood: Compared to wrought iron fences, wood has a modest depreciation value at the time of home sale.

Winner: Wood has a better sales value in terms of resale value. But Iron has higher returns because it's a long-term investment. So for this round, I give them a draw!

Wrought Iron Fences Offer Many Advantages Over Wood Fences

If you install a wrought iron fence in your yard or house, you will enhance the aesthetic value of the building and enhance its durability. With minimal maintenance, iron fences can last for decades, provide privacy, and allow your neighbors to see what's going on in your yard. You can enhance your lawn's visual appeal with an iron fence that features intricate patterns, textured surfaces, and bright colors. In contrast to wood fences, iron fences offer numerous benefits:

  • Unlike wood, wrought iron fences don't rust or fade over time, requiring no painting
  • Your preferences can be taken into account when crafting metal gates
  • The durability of iron is greater than that of wood since it doesn't rust
  • Any manufacturing defects are covered by a lifetime warranty
  • Rainstorms and other elements are not a problem because iron does not rust or rot as wood does
  • As a general rule, iron fences are less expensive than wood fences

Which is Best Iron Vs. Wood Fencing?

The answer to this question purely depends on what you are looking for if you looking for more of an earthy feel, wood is best. If you looking for a modernized feel and longevity Iron is your best bet. However Iron has proven to have more benefits surpassing wood. Contact Iron Works to help with installing your fence.

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