Cast iron, often being called "wrought iron", is an ideal fencing material for its durability, hardness and cost effectiveness. As they are flexible in high heat, it is fairly easy to make special shapes out of cast irons, which makes it easy to produce cast iron fences
and posts. There are two rust proof paint finish options: regular paint and
spray baked. Spray baked paint has higher costs but is recommended as it
lasts much longer than regular paint. Paint colors range from transparent,
brown, red, dark grey to pure black. Connections between fence
components can be either welded or bolted. Welded iron fences are much more
popular than bolted ones. Custom designs welcome.
Cast iron fences can be shipped in two ways: preassembled cast panels,
typically 6' wide by 4' tall and customizable, or if bolted connection option
is chosen, unassembled loose components including rails, posts, ornaments,
horizontal bars, nuts and bolts. The first shipping option makes installation
much easier but the panels take up significantly larger spaces than the
individual parts in packing crates or in shipping containers. Shipping in
loose component will save spaces and consequently save the shipping costs but
requires more efforts in installation.