3 Benefits of Installing Cast Iron Fencing

Posted on: 11 September 2017

For many years, cast iron fencing was out of fashion with many Australian homeowners, who instead preferred wooden picket or aluminium fences. However, in recent years, cast iron fencing has made something of a comeback. Below is a guide to the benefits of installing cast iron fences on your property.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Cast iron fencing is also very aesthetically pleasing. Cast iron fencing can be moulded in a number of different ways in order to create intricate designs on your fencing. If you are looking to create a classic Victorian or Georgian look on your property, cast iron fencing is the ideal choice.

If you have a design in mind, you should contact the fence manufacturer as they may be able to offer you a bespoke design service. For example, some people like to have a coat of arms, their initials or other significant image placed onto their iron fence. You will also have the choice of adding various decorative pieces of metal work to your fence such as railheads, post tops, spikes.

High Durability and Strength

If you can say anything about cast iron, it is that it is very robust and durable. This means that while other types of wooden, vinyl or metal fences may be damaged by extreme weather such as high winds, iron fencing will stand strong and will not be blown over. Unlike other types of fencing, iron fencing is also completely resistant to the threat of pests, mould or rotting, which means you do not need to worry about the structure being weakened by these issues. The strength of iron fencing also means that it will be very difficult for any intruder to prise apart the bars of the fence or to cut through the material in order to gain entry onto your property. 

Ease of Maintenance

Caring for some types of fencing can be hard work. For example, wooden fencing will need to be regularly treated to protect it from the effects of moisture and pests. Other types of fences will need to treated to prevent corrosion. However, because iron offers resistance to rust and other forms of corrosion, you do not need to carry out laborious maintenance tasks.

If you would like further information about the benefits of installing cast iron fencing on your property, you should contact a professional fencing company. A member of staff will be happy to discuss your options with you.