Wrought Iron Fences: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Materials

The popularity of wrought iron fences has recently seen a huge resurgence due to the many benefits they offer. Not only are these fences aesthetically pleasing, but they are also an eco-friendly alternative to traditional materials such as wood and vinyl.

We sat with Primescape Fence & Stain owner, Kip McDonald, to discuss the advantages of wrought iron for fencing applications.

Pictured: Kip McDonald and Family

“Wrought iron is a great choice for anyone looking for an environmentally friendly fence,” said Kip. “It’s a very durable material that can last up to 50 years with minimal maintenance, so it’s definitely worth considering as an alternative to wood or vinyl.”

In addition, Kip noted that wrought iron is an excellent selection for those wishing to be eco-friendly as it originates from recycled materials. Wrought iron has a much smaller environmental impact compared to other fencing choices since new resources are not necessary for its production.

“These days, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious,” Kip said. “By selecting a material like wrought iron, they can do their part while also enhancing their landscape and increasing their property value. It really is the best of both worlds!”

What are some other notable benefits of using wrought iron for fencing?

“Not only is it more eco-friendly, but it also adds a unique charm that other materials don’t offer,” said Kip. “It has such an elegant and timeless look that will last for years to come. Plus, because of its long lifespan, you won’t need to worry about replacing the fence anytime soon.”

He also noted that wrought iron is an excellent choice for homeowners looking for extra security. The material is strong and durable, making it difficult to break or cut through.

What about maintenance?

“Maintenance for wrought iron is very minimal,” said Kip. “In most cases, all that is required is occasional cleaning and touch-up of the paint to keep it looking like new. This easy upkeep makes wrought iron a great choice for those who don’t have a lot of time or energy to devote to a fence.”

What are the costs of installing a wrought iron fence?

“The cost of installing a wrought iron fence depends on the size and complexity of the project,” said Kip. “In general, though, it tends to be quite reasonable when compared to other materials. Plus, with the long-term durability and low maintenance requirements, you can expect to get a lot of value from your investment.”

Explain…

“Think of it like this,” said Kip. “Let’s say you install a simple chain link fence. Not only do you need to replace it every 10-15 years, but the material itself is not particularly strong or secure. On the other hand, a wrought iron fence can last up to 50 years with minimal upkeep, and its strength makes it a great deterrent for would-be intruders.”

“Plus, if you have a dog, a wrought iron fence is much harder for them to get through or over. And with the space between the bars, old Fido will be able to see out and enjoy the scenery without running away!”

“That could also be a bad thing,” Kip added with a laugh. “If you have one of those dogs that love to bark at anything that moves, a wrought iron fence might not be the best solution!”

At the end of the day, Kip said he believes that wrought iron fences are one of the best choices for anyone looking to upgrade their property. With their low maintenance requirements and long-term durability, it’s clear why these fences are becoming increasingly popular.

“If you want a fence that will be both secure and attractive, wrought iron is definitely the way to go.” Kip concluded. “It’s the perfect balance between beauty and practicality.”

“And don’t forget that a wrought iron fence adds to the value of your property!” Kip said. “It’s one of those investments that pay off in both the short and long run.” He added with a smile, “It really is the perfect combination for anyone looking to spruce up their outdoor space.”

Kip is passionate about helping homeowners find the perfect fence to fit their needs, and his enthusiasm for wrought iron fencing is clear. With its countless advantages, it’s no wonder why so many people are making the switch. “It just makes sense,” he said with a wink. “Wrought iron really does offer the best of both worlds!”

About Primescape Fence & Stain

Primescape Fence & Stain is a Livingston, Louisiana-based company specializing in high-quality fence installation and staining. Although Kip and his partner started the company in 2020, they are no strangers to the fence industry. 

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