Wrought Iron Fence

Wrought Iron, also mistakenly called “Rot iron” is a type of fence that has been installed for several hundred years.  Wrought iron is a solid iron product.  Each component of most wrought iron fences are individually welded in place making it very labor intensive.  Wrought iron is popular for its ability to be built in just about any style you can imagine.  This ability makes it a popular choice with customers who want a custom one-of-a-kind look.  Many estate style gates and driveway gates are made from heavy duty wrought iron construction.  Wrought iron will come with maintenance mainly consisting of painting and rust removal.  That is why Ornamental Iron is fast becoming the choice of many customers.

Ornamental Iron Fencing

Ornamental Iron fence.  Ornamental Iron is the most popular type of metal fence on the market.  This product is very popular because of its uniform appearance, ease of installation, and coating which prevents rust.  Most manufacturers have a 20 year plus warranty on their coatings or even a lifetime warranty.   Most types of this fence will consist of posts and either 6′ or 8′ panels.  Various heights, grades, and styles, of this fence are available.  The most popular heights are 4′, 5′, and 6′.  However most styles are available in heights greater than even 8′.  Ornamental iron is often specified by architects for larger projects and has varying grades.  Residential, Commercial, and Industrial are the main three grades available.  Ornamental Iron is also becoming popular with the Power Utility market for its increased security and grounding ability.  Ornamental iron manufacturer Ameristar Fence located in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the world’s largest manufacturer of this product and Fence OKC is proud to be a certified installer by Ameristar.  Check out Ameristarfence.com for more details.

Ornamental Aluminum Fence

4' Ornamental Iron Montage with locking gate

Montage Majestic fence with gate

Ornamental aluminum fence is is very similar to ornamental iron and can be purchased in varying grades and styles.  Aluminum is a great product that doesn’t rust or corrode over time.  This makes it a popular choice around pools and near the coast.  Aluminum is a great alternative to wrought iron or ornamental iron.

Consult your Fence OKC professional about the differences between these types of fences and what would best suit your specific needs.

In conclusion

This article is meant to shed some light on the differences between a few different styles of metal fence that we install.  Our hope is that you will come away with a better understanding of the typical metal fences you see installed in Oklahoma.