Ornamental aluminum and ornamental iron fences are popular choices for a wide range of residential fencing installations. They are decorative and functional. Available with or without picket tops, in a variety of styles, including some replicating the aesthetics of traditional wrought iron fence, they offer many of the low-maintenance features of vinyl yet maintain a higher level of security.
Powder coating is used for both aluminum and ornamental iron before assembly of the components. On aluminum, the powder coating is used for color, with black and bronze being the most popular choices. On ornamental iron, it is used to protect the steel from corrosion as well as to provide color.