Metal fences – specifically iron and aluminum fences – are durable, low-maintenance, and available in a wide range of designs. If you’re considering adding a metal fence to your property, you have one more decision you will need to make – what fence design will best complement your home and personal taste. While we’re able to customize metal fences to almost any specifications, below are some of the most common types of metal fence designs.
1. Flat Top Fences
If a simple, but traditional design is what you’re looking for, then you may want a flat top iron or aluminum fence. Unlike the other designs on our list, a flat top iron fence doesn’t have any finials. This keeps the frills to a minimum and provides a clean look to complement your home’s exterior. Flat top fences work well with a variety of home styles – especially modern and contemporary homes. If you have a more traditional or colonial style home, you may prefer one of the other options on our list.
2. Fences With Scrollwork
While flat top fences have a very simple design, iron or aluminum fences with scrollwork can be much more elaborate. Popular scrollwork options are fleur de lis, butterfly scrolls, and estate scrolls. You can choose from one scrollwork design or several depending on how intricate you want your fence design to be. Fences with scrollwork are incredibly artistic and complement traditional and classic homes, especially those with mature landscaping.
3. Iron and Wood Fences
If you want to mix a natural element with your metal fence, choose a design that incorporates wood panels. Iron and wood fences best complete contemporary properties, with most using horizontal wood planks that are supported by an iron frame. Keep in mind that incorporating wood into your fence will require an additional layer of maintenance as you will need to stain your wood fence every few years. Even still, iron and wood fences are very low-maintenance and provide an abundance of security and privacy.
4. Fences With Finials
Finials are small toppers at the tip of each iron or aluminum rail on your metal fence. There are dozens of final options, but the most common variation looks like an arrow pointing upwards. Finials add significant character to any metal fence and depending on the type of finial you select, they may even boost your property’s security. Fences with finials best complement historic and traditional homes, but with so many customization options, you can design a fence with finials to match any home style.
No matter what type of metal fence you’re interested in, Sierra Fence is the right team to design and install it. Give us a call today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your iron or aluminum fence needs!