People often wonder whether iron or aluminum fencing and gating is the right choice for their property. Well, there are several factors that make one better than the other and vice versa.
In this instructional video, several scenarios analyze their performance. You will see which aspects of iron outperforms aluminum, vice versa, and where they both perform well.
Before continuing to watch, you need to understand that one material is not better than the other overall. When trying to decide between the two materials, it all boils down to your project needs, environmental conditions, and your preferences. These factors are much more important to consider than choosing the more superior material between iron and aluminum.
When it comes to aesthetics and style, there is no definite victor between the two. They look almost the same as the other, except for the rails’ height and the connection from rail to picket.
However, aluminum is better when you consider maintenance and upkeep. People go to great lengths just to protect iron, but it may still get rusted over time.
Still, iron comes out on top when it comes to durability and strength. It will always be tougher than aluminum – even compared to a heavy-duty fence panel.
By watching this instructional video by Jason Kauffman from Iron Fence Shop, you will discover if iron or aluminum fencing is the better choice for you.