What is better? Metal vs. Wood Fencing


When choosing the right type of fencing for your home, you need a fence that is durable, affordable, and long-lasting. Should you choose a metal fence or a traditional wood fence? Which type of fencing suits your home better? Would your home look elegant with wrought iron porch railings with a beautiful ornate fence?  Find out the pros and cons of each with this helpful guide.

Durable Long-Lasting Metal Fencing

If you need a sturdy fence for extreme weather, Metal fencing is the best choice for you. Why? Wrought Iron fencing lasts for a very long period of time. From wrought iron porch railings to beautiful custom designs, find the perfect fence solution for any style of home with metal. Consider these key benefits:

  • Gorgeous custom timeless design
  • Versatile styles for any home or business
  • Strength and durability like no other material
  • Additional security and privacy for your home
  • Never worry about termite damage or pests again
  • Exciting fence options for every budget
  • Excellent option for residential, commercial, and other sectors
  • Wide options like privacy fences, garden fences, and security gates
  • The Master Iron design team will partner with you to find the ideal fence solution
  • And so much more

Unlike wood fencing, metal fencing withstands high winds, severe weather, and hail. Wood fencing is susceptible to insects, rot, mold, and general wear and tear. In fact, if you want a fence to last for a long time with minimal maintenance your best solution is an iron fence. A professionally installed wrought iron fence has a special coat which protects the metal from rust and deterioration over time.

Wrought Iron Fence Wooden Fence
Durable Very Somewhat
Termite Damage No Yes
Mold No Yes
Rot No Yes
Styles Many plus Custom Many Styles Available
Maintenance Low High
Security High Medium to Low
Strength High Low
High Wind Damage No Yes

While metal fencing has a higher upfront cost than a traditional wooden fence, over time wrought iron is a much better home investment than a wood fence.

Versatility and Luxurious Design

When you want an elegant fence for your home, choose a metal fence. With a wide variety of exciting options like ornate cast iron spear pickets, innovative security gate technology, privacy fencing, custom designs and more. When you need the best metal fencing in Toronto, call the talented team at Master Iron Stairs & Fence. Our friendly staff will be happy to find the right fence solution for you. Contact us today for your initial consultation.