Timeless Fencing Solution
An ornamental iron fence is an elegant option for your residence, pool, or commercial property. It is also a highly resilient, strong, and reliable fencing solution that is effective at safeguarding any property when professionally installed. Iron fences are less expensive than PVC and incorporate unique design elements that lend a decorative, highly artistic elegance to any property that is unmatched by other fencing materials. Iron fences in Ottawa are often selected not just for their visual appeal, but also for the enhanced security level they provide.
Elegant and Secure
Iron fencing will provide an open yet durable border on any property that maintains an effective level of strength and security. These advantages of durability, openness, security, and attractiveness make iron fencing systems a popular choice around backyard swimming pools, gardens, and landscaping elements. The ornate design and dark colour of iron fencing make for a striking contrast against the vibrant colours of flowers and greenery, and it offers an attractive contrast against swimming pools and wooden decks. Simply put, these fences deliver a prestigious atmosphere to your home or business that can increase property value and appearance while better safeguarding against security breaches.
Custom Iron Fence Design and Installation
If you’ve made the decision to go with an iron fence around your home or business, the Fence One team will happily provide a custom design consultation and professional installation specifically catered to meet your needs and exceed expectations. Regardless of whether you operate a business and want to attract more customers with a sophisticated new exterior look or want to make your home more secure without eliminating outward views of surrounding scenery, iron fencing systems present an attractive and highly efficient solution. The Fence One team will carry out a detail-focused, attentive installation to ensure that your fencing lasts for longer.
The low-maintenance properties of an iron fence in Ottawa make it a popular choice amongst home and business owners who dislike the maintenance associated with the upkeep of select wood fences. Ornamental iron fencing has a durable polyester powder coat with enhanced UV protection, and Fence One installations come complete with a 20-year limited warranty. As a result, you will benefit from fencing that provides enhanced property value and exterior attractiveness while being financially protected for whenever the need arises to perform repairs as it ages. Furthermore, the curb appeal and character of an iron fence – coupled with its longevity – make it a great choice for any property.
Iron Fence FAQs
How long does iron fencing last?
It is a general consensus that with the proper upkeep and the appropriate coating, an iron fence will last a lifetime. Environmental factors, like high humidity and heavy rain or snowfall, can have an impact on the lifespan of this fencing as they can on other types, so it is important to note what kind of coating has been used on yours. If your iron fence is painted it can chip and rust a bit more easily, whereas a powered coating is baked on and more resistant to wear and tear.
How do you stop an iron fence from rusting?
Subject to the elements, it is possible your iron fencing in Ottawa will begin to rust. While there are variables out of your control, like weather, that will impact your fence, here are some that are within your control:
- While it might be appealing to have shrubs or vines grow among your posts, they bring moisture and dirt which can compromise the metal, so be sure to plant them two or three feet away.
- Ensure water sources, like sprinklers and hoses, are used far away from your iron fence so as to not cause onset corrosion.
- Consider washing down your posts once a year with soap on a damp cloth, rinsing and then thoroughly drying it so as not to contribute to any rust issues. This will protect it as well as help you to identify if there are any concerning areas that might require further attention.
A rusted iron fence should not be left untreated. Scrape away rusted spots promptly and apply a rust-resistant primer before applying the appropriate outer coating to protect the metal.
Are metal fences better than wood?
The great debate of a wood fence vs. a metal fence. In many ways, metal fences are preferred to wood. While the price of iron and wood can be similar depending on the market, iron retains durability, is longer-lasting, and is low maintenance. Even the highest quality lumber can begin to warp thanks to moisture and years in the sun, while metal does not bend under these conditions. However, metal is difficult to work with on sloping or hilly areas due to its rigid structure, whereas wood is more easily maneuvered. Wood fences are also ideal for privacy concerns, as their posts and planks can be spaced closer together and offer more seclusion.
What are the pros and cons of an iron fence?
Fundamentally, this type of fencing is coveted for its durability. Unlike other materials, metal like this is less affected by weather and can last a lifetime with proper upkeep. An iron fence also offers a timeless, high-end appearance that is sought after to complete well-manicured yards. At Fence One, we ensure all of our iron fences meet our exceptional standards and offer custom design and installation services. Looking to add this option to complete your yard? Contact us to see how we can help.