What Is Wrought Iron Made From?
Wrought iron is an iron alloy with very low carbon content and, in the past, was wrought (worked) by hand by a blacksmith. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, corrosion-resistant, and easily welded. It contains small amounts of sulfur, phosphorus, silicon, and manganese. It is commonly used in Chicago in the construction industry and is popular as a creative material used as railings, driveway gates, metal fences, garden furniture, and sculpture.
What Are the Advantages of a Wrought Iron Fence?
There is no end to the creative uses of wrought iron, and with properties like being rust-resistant, durable, and recyclable, it makes it a popular choice for fences and gates. Wrought iron blends well with wood and adds an elegant and stylish aspect to a wood fence. Any addition of wrought iron to your home, whether inside or outside, will add value and elegance to your property.
Will a Wrought Iron Fence Last for a Long Time?
Wrought iron is made from a combination of steel and aluminum, and with its unique fibrous structure, a wrought iron fence can be extremely strong and have a long life expectancy. Wrought iron is easy to maintain and will resist rusting even in Chicago’s rainy climate. Giving your fence or railings the occasional coat of paint will keep it looking good for years to come.