A Texas iron fence will make a big impact on your home’s appearance. Iron is the more costly fencing material because of its duality. It is both durable, able to withstand forceful impacts fairly easily, and decorative, with ornate designs and patters pleasing to the eye. It is no wonder these fences are so highly coveted and a symbol of status. And if this fence is a reflection of status, you would not want it to show rust and dirt. Iron fences require a little more upkeep than other types of fences, but it is relatively simple and the benefits of having an iron fence outweigh the negatives.
Preparing Your Home for a New Iron Fence
First and foremost, before you give the go on a new fence, you need to know where you want it to go, along with any doors or gates you may want. To do this efficiently, you need to know where your property ends and the neighbor’s begins. Even if you already have a fence there, it may not be accurate. To get a definitive outline of your property, hire a survey agency. Once you know where the property lines are, you can accurately mark where you want the fence to go. You should also make the contractor aware of any underground utilities or sprinkler lines before beginning construction. If there is an old fence to contend with, make sure you find a professional fence contractor who will take it down as well as put the new one up.
Once the Texas iron fence professionals have installed your gorgeous new fence, it is up to you to see to its upkeep. During inclement weather, it may be a good idea to warp tarps around the fencing if possible. If you see that areas of the fence have started to rust, use a wire brush to remove it. After cleaning the area, apply a rust converter. Staying on top of maintenance will keep your fence looking newer, longer.
If you wish to have an iron fence, or any other fence for that matter, installed on your property, give the experts at Allied Fence a call. You can also browse Austinfencecontractors.com to look at different fencing options and examples of their work.