The addition of metal garden railings can provide an excellent way to distinguish your home. The railings design allows them to be added to provide a small fence that helps to keep people and pets off the grass or as a decorative addition to an existing garden wall. They may be used to provide protection for elevated porches and balconies or to provide a handgrip for a set of outside stairs.
Garden railings made in wrought iron can provide a distinctive look to a home. They may be painted practically any color and with newer technology, powder coated to eliminate the need for regular painting. They are an excellent choice for front railings, while cheap railings may be a better choice for the back yard where they are subject to a more private view.
If the home is already equipped with a garden wall, but it is plain and needs something to make it pop in the design, the addition of garden wall railings may be the ideal choice. These rails can extend the height of the wall to help keep pets in or out without blocking the view. The beauty and distinction they add can help to improve the value of the property.
Iron railings can help to protect tender young plants from wildlife. Whether one faces problems with deer, rabbits or other animals that enjoy the young shoots from the plants in the yard, the garden iron railing provides the divider that keeps wildlife away while adding a decorative touch to the area.
Many property owners prefer the addition of garden metal railings over wood fences for several reasons. Metal generally lasts longer and requires less maintenance than wood. Unlike wood, metal does not rot or change color with the passing of time. The metal railing provides a sturdy option that will last for years. The superior strength of iron over wood means that the rail can be designed to make it less obtrusive in one’s view but just as strong and functional for the railing.
Before a homeowner decides to install a railing for their garden, there are some important considerations. It is essential that fences and railings do not cross property lines onto neighboring property. If the property lines have not been marked or the monuments that mark them are missing, the owner should call a surveyor to re-establish the markers before installing the fence. In addition, if the railing is used to divide one property from another, the owner should speak with the neighbor and choose a design that is agreeable to both whenever possible. Local building codes may establish a maximum height for the rail and provide property setbacks that affect where it can be placed.
If your property needs to have a new look, the addition of front railings is one way to add to its beauty. Garden iron railings offer a long lasting improvement that increases property value as well as aesthetics. Choose a design to fit the style and location of the home.