Iron fences are classic, elegant, and versatile. If you’ve decided to add an iron fence to your front yard, back yard, or business, here are some stately styles that may work for you.
It’s sturdy. Iron is, well…iron. It’s incredibly sturdy and durable, and with proper maintenance and care, it will last for years.
It’s elegant. Wrought iron adds a touch of elegance to your front yard, and can beautifully accent the design of your home or business.
It’s versatile. With endless customization options, there’s little iron can’t do when it comes to sprucing up your yard.
How long do iron fences last?
As with most fences, the lifespan of your fence depends on your level of maintenance and your climate. Generally, you should re-stain or repaint your iron fence every two to three years–potentially more if you live in a very dry or very wet climate.
Keep in mind, though, that in general, iron will last longer than other types of fences.
When should you choose an iron fence?
When you’re ready to make an investment. Because they’re customizable and costly to manufacture, iron fences usually carry a larger price tag than, say, wooden fences. However, pricing will vary depending on exactly what you’re looking for and the scope of your fencing project. Your contractor can help you determine the exact cost of installation.
When you want to make a statement. From castles to chateaus to stately country homes, wrought iron fences have been adding major curb appeal to homes for centuries. If luxury is the secret ingredient you need for your front yard, balcony, or patio, iron is the way to go.
When you want a fence that will last a lifetime. Wrought iron isn’t all about looks–it’s also one of the most durable fencing options. If you need a fence that will last you years to come, opt for iron.
Where does iron work best?
As a statement piece in your front yard. Iron fences can add serious style and sophistication to your front yard. There’s a reason those stately European homes are offset by gorgeous gates: first impressions matter, and a beautiful wrought-iron fence will ensure your home’s first impression sticks.
As railings for entryways, stairs, and balconies . Because its incredibly sturdy, iron is an excellent option for stair, entryway, and balcony railings. It’s also available in a variety of railing styles.
As a decorative accent. Iron’s artistic potential makes it ideal for adding accents to your existing fence for a polished, finished feel. Don’t be afraid to mix materials! Iron pairs especially well with stone and wood.
To secure specific backyard areas. Iron is perfect for cordoning off pools, gardens, and other backyard areas that may need an extra layer of protection from pets and kids. Another bonus? You can work with your fencing contractor to design a fence that won’t obscure your pool or garden for an open, flowing layout.
For drive gates. If you want to install an automatic gate for your driveway, iron is a long-lasting, classic option. From scrollwork to sconces, your contractor can help you choose the perfect gate for your home.
For walk gates. Always wanted an entryway for your own secret garden? Iron gates lend quaint, old-world charm to verdant, private hideaways.
Iron Fence Styles
From contemporary to classic, here are some popular iron fence and gate options:
Smooth, curved lines and elegant scrollwork offset the beautiful bright stone of this drive gate. For an extra touch of class, add Victorian-style lanterns to flank your gate.
Bright and Contemporary
Want something simpler for your contemporary home? Try clean lines, sharp angles, and a smooth finish.
Flourishes and Filigrees
This iron drive gate adds ornate panels with clean lines for old world design with a warm, modern finish.
Best of Both Worlds
Try mixing flowing scrollwork with sharp geometrics for a fresh take on antique estate gates.
Who says picket fences have to be white and wooden? This simple iron design is a no-frills way to secure your home. For extra aesthetic flair, add a white stone base–it offsets the black iron and creates a sturdy foundation.
Triad Spear Iron Picket Fence
Love the picket look but want something slightly more ornate? Opt for accents on the top, like these triad spears on this custom iron drive gate.
Don’t Skimp On Details
Speaking of fencing accents, you can add extra flair with little details, like triad spears:
Rounded post accents:
…or sharpened ones:
You can even include details that show off your Lone Star pride–or whatever custom touches complete your perfect fence:
For elegance, durability, and customization potential, nothing beats wrought iron.
With almost thirty years of expertise, Northwest Fence and Iron is Central Texas’ premiere fencing company. Reach out here for a custom quote!