You will often see wrought iron fences in front of homes and public buildings for several reasons. Wrought iron is:
Very secure – It cannot be cut through easily so your only choice is to climb over if you want to circumvent one. This is why many wrought iron fences have decorative but sharp post toppers. They may look fantastic but climbing over some of these artistic designs can be just as dangerous as climbing over barbed wire. A lot of times these fences will be combined with brick to give it an old world, sophisticated look but it also makes the fence that much more impenetrable.
Extremely durable – When it comes to durability, wrought fences leave other fencing materials like wood and vinyl in the dust. They hold up to damage that would destroy other fences and can last for years looking the same as the day they were installed.
Decorative – Wrought Iron comes in many different design options from standard to ornate and customized options to suit any style or purpose.