Wrought iron fencing (sometimes referred to as rot iron fencing or rod iron fence) has long been a favorite amongst homeowners and property owners alike. The classic feel and beautiful aesthetics are just a few of the reasons why so many people decide to go with this timeless look.
That being said, there are certainly some pros and cons associated with this fence material. Traditional wrought iron has a tendency to chip, rust or even rot. Depending on how corrosive the materials are, or the environment that the fence is in, the wear and tear can be minimal to extreme. Nowadays, many companies tend to stray away from actual wrought iron and opt for alternative materials instead. While the materials may be different, the functionality and look are preserved. We use galvanized ornamental steel to achieve a more durable and maintenance-free solution.
Because of this, we’ll give some tips on how to maintain both traditional wrought iron and our galvanized steel types. But before we get into maintenance, we think it’s important to know what some of the ups and downs are of having a wrought iron fence.