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How to Install a Wrought Iron Fence?

Before you get started, you should understand what you need to do to install a wrought iron fence on your property. First, you need to rent tools to install the fence. Secondly, you need to know where the corner posts and the end posts should go. Once you have decided on where to install these posts, you will need to set stakes at an angle of 90deg to the fence line. Then, you will need to string the string line between the stakes. Make sure you use stakes that are tall enough to keep the string line off the ground. 

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Cost of a wrought iron fence 

There are many factors to consider when estimating the cost of a wrought iron fence. For example, it is important to factor in the cost of building permits. While some municipalities do not require permits, others do. This can increase the cost of installation. If you are unsure of the cost of a permit, contact your local building department. They can assist you with filing the necessary paperwork. 

The cost of a wrought iron fence will depend on many factors, including the size of your yard. You should also take into consideration the height of your fence, decorations and the gauge of the iron. There are also many different styles and colors available. Choosing a different color or style can also affect the cost of a wrought iron fence. Many fences are painted black, but you can choose a color other than this traditional color. 

Materials required 

There are a few materials you will need to install a wrought iron fence. The first is a post. The posts should be buried 2 to 3 feet deep in the ground. They should also be level with the fenceline. Once the posts are in place, you will need to install brackets on the posts using screws. Once you have completed this step, you can attach the gates. 

The second material you will need to buy is fence panels. If you want a more elaborate fence, you may need to order longer posts. You will also need to purchase brackets for the bottom of each uphill post. You can also use a hacksaw to trim the tops of the fence panels. 


A cordless drill gun is a great tool for installing the hardware on your new fence. While traditional do-it-yourselfers can also work with their hands, most people would rather use a drill gun and have their fence up and running in no time. There are also some other tools you can use to install your fence. 

Depending on the type of wrought iron fence, you may need a variety of tools. These may include fasteners, post hole diggers, shovels, and string. You will also need stakes to determine the exact dimensions of your fence. You can place these stakes along the paths and at corners where your fence needs to meet. It is also helpful to use string to illustrate where your fence needs to go. 


Wrought iron fences can be beautiful and durable, but they also need maintenance. In areas with high rainfall, or coastal areas, you must pay special attention to your fence. Saltwater can accelerate the rusting process. Regular maintenance is important to prevent rust from forming and to prevent hinges from seizing. You should also inspect your fence for any damage, because it can negatively impact its performance and security. 

While wrought iron is a softer material than steel, it can withstand shock and vibration better. Nevertheless, repeated shocks and vibration can eventually weaken the material and cause it to fracture. Once the structural integrity of a wrought iron fence is compromised, you will notice the signs. The protective coating will begin to crumble and rust may form. This will eventually show up as small cracks and may cause adjacent panels to be pulled apart.