Wrought Iron vs. Aluminum Fence: Trust Us, There Is A Clear Winner

ornamental aluminum fence with traditional pickets so it looks like wrought iron

Each month, hundreds of people around the country ask the Internet who wins the wrought iron vs. aluminum fence fight. There are tons of articles out there stating the pro’s and con’s of each type of fence material. They make the same points over and over again. 

This is not one of those articles. 

We’ve been in this business for nearly 40 years. And in those 40 years, we’ve decided there is only one option when it comes to metal fences. To us, there is a clear winner.

And the Winner Is… 

When it comes to wrought iron vs. aluminum fences, the Good Fence People always choose aluminum

There is no competition. Ornamental aluminum fences are far superior to wrought iron fences because they:

If you love the look of wrought iron but hate the idea of your fence rusting, what are you waiting for? Book a free, no-obligation estimate appointment today!

Want to learn more about the wrought iron vs aluminum fence match up? Keep reading and we’ll go into each of the three factors that put aluminum on top. Along the way, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about aluminum fencing and why it is a great option for both home and business owners in the northern New Jersey area. 

Aluminum Fences Are Rust-Resistant

Black Vanguard aluminum fence and double gate in MOntclair, New Jersey installed by Artistic Fence and Bloomigndale Blockworks

The first reason why aluminum fences are better than wrought iron fences is because they are rust-resistant. 

You always have a million things on your plate as a New Jersey homeowner. Between snow removal in the winter, leaf removal in the fall, and everything in between, do you really have time to take care of a fence? 

Of course not! The great thing about aluminum fences is that you don’t have to take care of them. Ornamental aluminum is resistant to rust and corrosion. You don’t have to worry about it rusting like a wrought iron fence or weathering like a wood fence. It just sits there and looks good for decades. 

It doesn’t matter if you choose black, bronze, or white – ornamental aluminum fences look great for years after installation.  

Variety of Styles

The next reason why we prefer aluminum fences to wrought iron fences is because they come in a lot of different styles. 

Contemporary black aluminum fence and single flat gate enclosing a grassy backyard

Wrought iron fences have a certain look. If you hear that word and close your eyes, you probably see a larger, black fence with pointed pickets. The great thing about aluminum is that you can choose styles that look just like wrought iron. 

Traditional aluminum fence styles mimic wrought iron fences without rusting or being too heavy or pricey. Our traditional styles feature points or finials. You can also add a bit of old world elegance by adding decorative circles to your fence. 

On the other hand, we love aluminum fences because there are a variety of styles. You don’t have to go traditional. There are plenty of flat-top, contemporary ornamental aluminum designs that can fit newer homes and landscapes in New Jersey. You can also go for narrow-spaced pickets, which always turn out beautiful. 

The flexibility in aluminum fence design is just another aspect that makes them better than wrought iron fences.

Aluminum Fences Are Lighter & Flexible 

Stepped black aluminum fence in uneven yard

We know this sounds more like a con than a pro, but trust us – the fact that aluminum fences are lighter and more flexible than wrought iron ones is definitely a good thing. 

You don’t have to live in Jersey your whole life to understand that our state has varied landscapes. The shore, the swamps, the mountains, the valleys, the hills – Jersey has it all. And people live in every type of spot you can imagine. 

The flexibility of aluminum helps us adapt it to your landscape better than wrought iron. This looks better on slightly hilly yards and curved areas.

For those people who need something stronger, we also have commercial grade aluminum options available. Commercial-grade aluminum fences have:

  • Larger Pickets
  • Larger Posts
  • Deeper Horizontal Rails 

Not only are they stronger, but they offer a sturdier, more substantial look. 

Aluminum Fences Cost Less Than Wrought Iron Fences 

The last reason why we prefer aluminum fences to wrought iron fences offers little explanation. 

Aluminum fences are more affordable. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been seeing regular price increases from our suppliers in all materials. That’s something that we can’t control and, unfortunately, not something we see changing soon. However, aluminum fences are still more affordable than wrought iron fences. 

Keep Learning 

When it comes to improving your home, fences are a great addition. However, they aren’t something you need to install every year. That’s why a lot of people looking for fences don’t really know what to look for or what questions to ask. 

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