Iron Fence Shop® Blog

Find all sorts of informative posts in here about our products, installation, special types of use for our products and what to look for when buying a fence.

Is iron or aluminum fence better for security?
Is iron or aluminum fence better for security?

Iron Fence vs. Aluminum Fence – Which is the Better Security Fence?

Chances are if you are buying a fence or gate, security is a concern. That may be security in terms of keeping something in or security in keeping something out.  Read on to find out if iron or aluminum fences and gates are better suited for security purposes.

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5ft Signature Grade Aluminum Fence with Brick Columns and Knee Wall
5ft Signature Grade Aluminum Fence with Brick Columns and Knee Wall

A Testimonial from Brooklyn, NY!

Lenny from Brooklyn, NY sent us some awesome photos of his completed project that utilized our 5ft tall Classic style aluminum fence in Signature grade with stunning brick columns and a knee wall.

Here’s what Lenny had to say:

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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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Our 3ft Tall Signature grade iron fence used in a historic district
Our 3ft Tall Signature grade iron fence used in a historic district

An Iron Fence Testimonial from PA!

Scott in PA was nice enough to share some photos and kind words about his experience of using our iron fence for his project.  Scott purchased our 3ft tall Classic style Stronghold Wrought Iron fence in Signature Grade.  Here’s what Scott had to say:

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Installing an Iron or Aluminum Gate can be Tackled by the Average Do-It-Yourselfer
Installing an Iron or Aluminum Gate can be Tackled by the Average Do-It-Yourselfer

What Do I Need to DIY Install an Iron or Aluminum Gate?

Looking to install your own wrought iron or aluminum gate, but you aren’t sure what you’ll need?  We dive into the details to guide you through the materials and tools typically needed to install one of our DIY Stronghold Iron® or Infinity Aluminum® gates.

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Our Infinity Aluminum Fence can Easily be Installed by the Average Do-It-Yourselfer
Our Infinity Aluminum Fence can Easily be Installed by the Average Do-It-Yourselfer

What Do I Need to DIY Install an Aluminum Fence?

Looking to install your own aluminum fence, but you aren’t sure what you’ll need?  We dive into the details to guide you through the materials and tools typically needed to install one of our DIY Infinity Aluminum® fences.

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Installing Our Stronghold Iron® Fence is Very Straightforward
Installing Our Stronghold Iron® Fence is Very Straightforward

What Do I Need to DIY Install a Wrought Iron Fence?

Looking to install your own wrought iron fence, but you aren’t sure what you’ll need?  We dive into the details to guide you through the materials and tools typically needed to install one of our DIY Stronghold Iron® fences.

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