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“Metal can be used to create a tall, closely planked fence for extreme privacy,
or it can be used to create a decorative fence that creates a visual barrier on a property.”
Metal Fencing - Benefits and Information Get a Project Evaluation
If you are considering installing a fence in your yard, you are likely aware that there are several options when it comes to what your fence will be made out of. The most common fencing material, as many know, is wood. Although wood is a classic choice for many homeowners, it isn’t necessarily the end all be all of fence options. In fact, there are several benefits that metal offers that wood does not.

The Benefits of Metal Fencing
Although a wood fence has the potential to deteriorate over time, especially when not treated properly, metal is considered an extremely resilient material. Metal comes without the worry of termites and other pests, and it is durable in a wide range of weather conditions. Too much rain or damp weather is not an issue with a metal fence, which is resistant to warping or cracking due to changes in weather conditions.

Metal also comes in a wide range of design options, making it a fairly customizable option for home fences. Metal can be used to create a tall, closely planked fence for extreme privacy, or it can be used to create a decorative fence that creates a visual barrier on a property but does not necessarily block view of the property from the street and vice versa.

Metal fencing can also be a less expensive alternative to wood fencing. Depending on the type of metal that you decide to fence your yard with, the cost per square foot could be less than wood.

Types of Metal Fencing
The two types of metal that are most prominently used in metal fencing are aluminum and wrought iron. Aluminum is the least expensive of the two options. Aluminum is also extremely versatile and is therefore a good option for a wide range of uses. Aluminum does not rust easily, and is for this reason though to be a good option for those who live in climates that are either damp or experience changes or damp periods in the spring and summer months.

The more expensive, but perhaps more artistic, metal fence option is the wrought iron fence. Wrought iron fences are typically custom made and are considered ornamental. A wrought iron fence is not a good option for those who want extreme privacy provided by a fence. Rather, it is a decorative element that although it will cause barriers on a property, it will not block a home from the view of neighbors or passersby.

Wrought iron is vulnerable to rusting, and therefore it may not be a good option for those who live in extremely damp climates. However, even for those who do live in damp climates, there are measures that can be taken to prevent long term rusting. Galvanizing the metal, for example, works to prevent discoloration and rust.

Although wrought iron is considered an ornamental option, aluminum can nevertheless be very decorative depending on what type of approach one takes with the aluminum fence. Therefore, both options are viable for a range of uses.
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