Installing a fence around your home can serve many purposes, from increasing your home’s privacy to boosting its curb appeal. Some homeowners opt for wrought iron fences for their homes. These fences are an excellent choice due to their sturdiness and elegant appearance. Like other fences, wrought iron fences require routine maintenance so they can stay in good repair. Here are some ways you can maintain your wrought iron fence.
Clean Your Fence
Many people don’t think to take this step, but cleaning your wrought iron fence is essential. This is a very simple process that could provide many benefits and increase your fence’s longevity. Just take some soapy water and a rag and scrub any dirty areas of your fence vigorously. After you’re finished scrubbing it, towel it off and assess how good it looks.
Protect It The Elements
One of the most important things to protect your iron fence from is rust. Rust can spread quickly because of invasive plants growing around your fence and scratching its surface. Because of this, it’s important to trim any thorny plants that grow near your fence. Small scratches can cause big problems. Rust that may have just formed on your fence’s surface could potentially spread deep within your fence. In addition, it’s important to add a layer of protection to your fence. Things like paint or car wax work well to keep moisture away from your fence. Simply apply a coat of either to your wrought iron fence to keep it protected.
Repair Rust Damage
This is likely the least simple step to take because it could involve contacting a professional to help. Sometimes rust has spread through your fence and cannot simply be cleaned off. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to contact a professional fencing company. In some cases, your fence will be able to be repaired but in others it may need to be replaced. Ideally, if you maintain your fence well from the time you first install it, you won’t have to take this step.
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