The Pros And Cons Of Having Ornamental Iron Fencing Galvanized

If you are looking to install an ornamental iron fence around your pool or property, the fencing installation company may recommend that you have it coated before you place it. This is because iron can rust and corrode when it comes into contact with water, humidity, or moisture. Coating the iron helps to prevent moisture from directly touching the metal, which in turn, helps to prevent rust and corrosion. One of the techniques that can be used to coat ornamental iron fencing is galvanization. If you are considering having your ornamental iron fence galvanized, you may want to first learn the pros and cons. Here are a couple of those pros and cons associated with having an ornamental iron fence galvanized. 

Cons of Having an Ornamental Iron Fence Galvanized

  • It Is Expensive

The biggest downside to having an ornamental iron fence galvanized is the cost. This is the most expensive way to coat an ornamental iron fence and protect it against rust and corrosion. If you are focused solely on cost and your budget, this may not be ideal for you. 

  • The Technique Won't Hold If Improperly Done

The other disadvantage to having an ornamental iron fence galvanized is that the technique will not hold or last if it is improperly done. As such, you need to find a contractor who knows how to properly complete this task. If it is not done right, the coating will not last. 

Pros of Having an Ornamental Iron Fence Galvanized

  • Galvanization Only Needs to Be Done Once

The biggest advantage to galvanization is that when it is done right, you will never have to worry about it again. Unlike other coatings, you don't have to have it reapplied, which reduces your maintenance and future expenses in relation to the fence. 

  • Galvanization Won't Scratch or Chip Away

The other benefit to having a fence galvanized is that unlike other coating techniques, galvanization does not scratch or chip away. You don't have to worry about scratching the fence and ruining the coating. This gives you peace of mind that if kids or pets are playing along the fence or gnawing at it, the coating won't scratch and let rust in. 

Galvanizing ornamental iron fencing is considered by most to be the best way to protect your iron fence from rust and corrosion, but it is also the most costly. Weighing the pros and cons will help you determine if this is the right way to coat your iron fence, or if other options, such as primer paint or e-coatings are right for you.