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The Difference Between Aluminum and Wrought Iron Fence?

Fence-Depot offers an aluminum fence product and a wrought iron fence product. There are advantages of and differences between the two that every consumer should be aware of before making a fence purchase. Once these differences and advantages are known, the buyer can purchase the best fence for their particular application.

Basic Specifications of Wrought Iron Fencing
The residential grade wrought iron fence that Fence-Depot offers is made up of .5" x 18 gauge square tubing for the pickets (vertical) and a 1" x  1/8" punched channel for the rail (horizontal). Fence sections are eight feet in width. A 48 inch high x 96 inch wide section of the fence weighs 47 pounds. The finish (coating) on the fence is black powder coated. There is a 10 year warranty on the fence and a one year warranty on the finish. Because of the nature of the material, wrought iron fencing will eventually rust at some point in time. Occasional fence maintenance should be expected after purchasing a fence of this kind.

Basic Specifications of Aluminum Fencing

The residential grade aluminum fence that Fence-Depot offers is made up of 5/8 x 5/8 pickets (vertical) and 1x1 rails (horizontal). Fence sections are six feet in width. A 48 inch high x 72 inch wide section of this fence weighs 12 pounds. The finish (coating) on the fence is powder coated. There is a lifetime warranty on the fence. Aluminum fencing is maintenance free and will never need to be painted. It will never rust, chip, crack, or peel.

Advantages of Wrought Iron Fencing
The wrought iron fencing from Fence-Depot is a heavy duty fence. It is a good choice if excessive wear and tear is anticipated, and ideal for high security settings. This style of fence may be seen in historic districts where the rustic appeal of a wrought iron fence is desirable or required. Fence-Depot.com offers many special order wrought iron fence styles where endless options exist. All standard fence sections have a safety ball welded finial (picket top). This adornment increases the beauty of the fence. The standard pool panel fence section is the exception, having smooth top and bottom rails. This type of fence is best installed on level or flat terrain. It may also be installed on top of a retaining wall. Wrought iron is a rigid fence which means it is not flexible. It must be stepped if the grade is sloped.

Advantages of Aluminum Fencing
The high quality aluminum fencing offered at Fence-Depot is maintenance free. It has the look of wrought iron, yet is lighter in weight. This aluminum fence system will never need to be painted. There are numerous styles available and 5 standard color options. Your project can easily be accomplished by selecting one of Fence-Depot's numerous styles and by selecting a color that will either blend in with your setting or enhance your property by choosing an elegant color. Aluminum fencing is a fantastic fence option due to the fact that there are four grades of fencing available ranging from residential grade up to industrial grade. Each grade of fencing will provide greater stability. Aluminum fencing is also easy to install and repair. Repairs can be easily managed due to the fact that a single picket can be replaced as opposed to replacing an entire section of fence. Aluminum fence repairs will save the customer both time and money! Installing aluminum fencing is a fairly simple process because it is lightweight and easy to handle. Aluminum fencing is ideal for situations in need of containment where the terrain may be sloping or uneven. These sections can accommodate changes in the grade of the terrain as they can adapt with ease. There are also several styles of aluminum fencing that are specifically designed to meet the BOCA safety codes for swimming pool settings.

Fencing is an important addition to any home. It adds value to your current property. It can be used for a barrier or decoration or most likely for both. It is essential to determine what the function of your fence will be before deciding which type of fence to buy. Whether you are looking for a wrought iron or aluminum fence, Fence-Depot.com has several high quality styles at the most affordable prices available on the market today!

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