When you picture ornamental fencing, you probably picture metal fences, likely even wrought iron specifically, and the house behind the fence is likely large and imposing (the Addams’ family house, for instance). Neither of these things is a hard fact though. In fact, ornamental metal fencing is a realistic design choice for many different housing styles, and it makes a lovely perimeter option. Ornamental fencing also does not have to be wrought iron. It is very unlikely (though not impossible) to see ornamental fencing made out of wood or vinyl, but the metal options in front of you are not limited to iron or steel. For over 50 years, aluminum ornamental fencing has been available in the US, making ornamental metal fencing a much more realistic option for many homeowners (while still ensuring a strong and durable fence). Read on for some reasons to consider ornamental fencing for your property today.
No Rust Worries
Metal ornamental fencing is free from the worries associated with wood fencing, like rot and insects, but what about rust? In most cases, metal fencing is coated with a rust inhibiting cover, like paint or powder coating. This helps to extend the life of the metal by protecting it from the elements. If you do eventually find rust, it is easy to manage as long as you catch it early.
A Safe And Secure Fence
If you’re worried about aluminum not being strong enough to make a sturdy fence that will keep your family and property safe, do worry. Aluminum fencing is very sturdy, and there are several options that you can add to the fence, like a mesh, to make it even more secure – no worries about a small dog slipping through the pickets. The ability to completely customize your ornamental fence is part of what makes it so appealing.
Easy to Install and Own
One of the biggest reasons that people shy away from ornamental metal fencing is a fear that it will be super difficult to install and maintain. This is not necessarily true. While wrought iron and steel can both be very heavy and difficult to install, aluminum is neither of those things. Ornamental metal fencing often comes in prefabricated panels, making installation very easy. And while iron and steel often do require seasonal painting (not a huge burden), powder-coated aluminum is nearly maintenance-free. You will likely find that you have to check your gates yearly to make sure they are in good order, and clean the fence as it gets dirty – that is pretty much it.
Beautiful Home Fence Construction from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.