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How to Install a Wrought Iron Fence?

Whether you want to increase your property value or you want to enhance the beauty of your yard, installing a wrought iron fence can help. This type of fencing is not only durable but also requires little maintenance, making it a great choice for your home. However, before you can begin, you will need to prepare your property and your materials. It can take some time to get the job done right. 

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First, you will need to identify the property line and the location where you will install your fence. After you do this, you will need to mark the area with spray paint. If you live in a neighborhood that has a homeowners association, you may have to submit a set of plans to the HOA. The HOA will approve the installation of your fence. 

When you have the area marked, you will need to drive stakes to mark each corner of your fence. If you are going to install a gate, you will also need to drive stakes at the corners of the gate. You will need to determine the depth of the post holes. Ideally, the fence posts should be about two feet deep. If you do not have a post hole digger, you will need to dig the holes to the correct depth. 

Once you have the holes in the ground, you will need to fill them with gravel. This should be about two inches below the top of the hole. Use a brush to remove any dirt or rust that may have accumulated. A rusty fence can be wiped down with a solution of warm water and soap. 

Next, you will need to make sure the posts are level. This can be a tricky task because you will need to be very careful to avoid damaging the bottom of the fence. Your first stake should be slightly behind the other stakes and you should hold a spool of string at the second stake. 

After you have put in all of the posts, you will need to wait a week before you can install your panels. Depending on the type of fence you choose, your panels may require cement. They should be attached with included screws. Make sure the brackets on your fence panels are the same size as the brackets on your posts. 

Finally, you will need to apply a coating to your fence to prevent rust. You will also need to check the fence every month to ensure that there are no weeds or other plants growing on the fencing. These plants can damage the wrought iron, so it is important to have your fence inspected regularly. 

Unless you have experience installing a wrought iron fence, it is recommended that you hire a professional to do the work for you. An experienced contractor can save you a lot of time and money. He can also help you to file for a permit. 

Even if you do not have the skills to do it yourself, hiring a professional to do the job is the most economical way to have a wrought iron fence installed. Professionals have the equipment and expertise to complete the work efficiently and accurately.