If you are shopping around for wrought iron fences, you will quickly discover that among your many options is the choice whether to select an existing design or whether to get a custom design.
The idea of having a unique design can be appealing. But there are also some compelling reasons why a customer should consider an existing design. Both choices have their advantages and disadvantages.
How will the design look with your home and landscaping?
If you live in an older or historical home, there are many existing designs of wrought iron fences that will go well with the look of your home. That’s not to say that a custom design can’t look good as well, but a design which strays too far away from your home’s existing character is at risk of looking out of place.
If on the other hand, you have a very contemporary looking home or whimsical landscaping, you may find that existing designs simply do not give you the visual impact that you are going for and a custom design may be a better choice.
How much are you willing to spend?
There is no doubt about it. In most cases, custom fences are the more expensive choice. Because your fence design will be completely unique, it will take greater care and skill to craft. The more intricate the design, the more expensive it is likely to be.
If you plan on living in your home for a long time, you may find that the added expense of having a custom fence is worth it. But if you’re planning to move within a few years, it might be best to consider avoiding the added expense.
Having a wrought iron fence on your property can help to increase the curb appeal of your home and possibly even your selling price. But whether the fence is a custom design or not may not make much of a difference.
How long are you willing to wait?
Another consideration when choosing between existing designs or custom is how long you are willing to wait for your new fence to arrive.
In most cases, existing designs will be ready sooner. If safety is a concern – such as in the case of a pool fence, you may prefer to have a fence that you can get quicker – especially if it’s summer and you simply can’t wait to use your pool!
Is it worth it to be original?
Getting a custom designed fence is often more expensive and it usually takes longer, but for some homeowners, the trade-off is worth it. A custom designed wrought iron fence is something that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come and if you have a hand in the design, there are also a certain amount of bragging rights that go with it. For some homeowners, the originality of custom designs is worth the extra effort and expense.
If you’re still struggling with the choice of whether or not you’d like to select an existing design or get a custom design, one of our representatives can help by showing you what we have to offer in designs for wrought iron fences as well as discussing other pros and cons of custom design.