Which requires more maintenance - iron fence or aluminum fence?
Which requires more maintenance – iron fence or aluminum fence?

Iron Fence vs. Aluminum Fence – Which Requires Less Maintenance?

One of the first questions folks have when purchasing something for the outside their house is “how well is this going to hold up to the elements and how often is it going to require maintenance from me?”.  This comes up often with fence since you get into painting, staining and general upkeep for something you plan to have in your yard for decades to come.  So when it comes to iron and aluminum fence, does one require more maintenance than the other?  The answer may surprise you!

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Iron Fence vs Aluminum Fence  - Which is Better?
Iron Fence vs Aluminum Fence – Which is Better?

Iron Fence vs. Aluminum Fence – Which is Better?

By far, we get asked this question most by people shopping for fence and gates is:

Which one is better ? Iron or Aluminum fence and gates?

We go though the most common scenarios and questions to show where iron trumps aluminum, aluminum trumps iron and where they are a draw.

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Don't get lost in the fence jargon!
Don’t get lost in the fence jargon!

Fence and Gate Terms You May not Know

What does it all mean?! I break it down so you know what part of the materials are being referred to when you shop for an iron or aluminum fence and gate.

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