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Pros and cons of wrought iron gates

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  • 07-04-2016
Pros and cons of wrought iron gates

Are there benefits and costs involved in wrought iron gates?

As I'm sure you know, wrought iron has been used in fence and gate making for many hundreds of years now. When you are choosing the materials to use for your gate or fence it is important that you understand the pros and cons of the material you will be using.

Below are some of the many benefits and consequences of using wrought iron for fencing and gates.


A pro for wrought iron gates is that they are much more durable than other fencing or gate materials such as wood or vinyl. As wrought iron is so hard to break, it is better than many other fencing materials for security purposes. Also, these fences are much easier to maintain especially if they are painted.

One last pro to wrought iron is that it is far more decorative than most of the other gate materials. There are many many books out there that show how artists and designers have used wrought iron in the past.


One con to wrought iron fences is that they can be very expensive. Now, this is due to the fact that you can design them in any way that you like. However, the cost is something to bare in mind. You may also find them slightly more expensive to installed compared to gates made from different materials.

Another con of wrought iron fences is that they will show weather damage over time. This is something to take into consideration when choosing the materials for your fence. Over time wrought iron can corrode and is more expensive to replace than some other materials.

We hope this article has helped you to see some of the pros and cons of wrought iron as a material for gate building. Please explore our website further where you can find more information on this topic and many other topics.

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