For homeowners that want to boost the appearance of their home while also increasing its security, there’s no better option than installing a wrought iron fence. Despite their durability, wrought iron fences do need regular care to stay looking the way that you want and need. Fortunately, with the right strategy, caring for your wrought iron fence can be quick and easy. We can help you ensure this attractive home feature will last for years to come.
Here are some tips for caring for a wrought iron fence that will help protect your fence from long-term damage so that it always looks great.
Keep Rust Away
Because your wrought iron fence will be exposed to the elements, especially rain, your primary concern should be preventing rusting. In addition to rainstorms, humidity can also cause your wrought iron fence to rust, meaning you need to take protective measures.
First, it’s important to keep bushes and vines away from your fence. These plants can expose your fence to moisture, and may also cause small scratches, which can promote rusting. Second, you should consider adding a coat of wax to your fence. Car wax, or some other water repellent, will protect your fence from moisture damage. Painting your fence with a paint that fights rust can also be a good idea.
Take Time for Regular Cleaning
The best tip for caring for a wrought iron fence is to make sure that you are regularly cleaning your fence. Cleaning on a frequent basis will help you keep your fence looking like you while allowing you to address small blemishes and other forms of damage before the require expensive repairs.
All you need to clean your fence is warm water with soap. Wipe away any dirt and dust on your fence, and address any surface rust spots before they penetrate further into your fence. Fully rinse the soap from your fence and then allow it to air dry.
If you find that you can’t clean the rust spots from your fence, you need to scrub them away using a wire brush and sandpaper. Once the rust has been removed, adding a layer of primer and a top coat will extend the life of your coating.
If you don’t inspect your wrought iron fence regularly, then it can be hard to notice the signs of damage until it’s too late. To protect your wrought iron fence and maintain its appearance, you should fully inspect your fence at least once a year. Primarily, you should look for cracks, rust, or other signs of damage. It’s also a good idea to check the hardware of your fence to make sure it is tight. When you find damaged spots on your fence, address them immediately.
Install Your Fence
Before you can start caring for a wrought iron fence, you need to install a fence on your property, and the best way to do so is working with the team at AR Iron, LLC.
AR Iron is your one stop source for your metalworking needs. We can help you design, create, and install a wrought iron fence that will make you feel more secure and transform the look of your home. Contact us today to get started.