Wrought Iron Railings With Securing Your Property

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One of the problems associated with securing your land has always been the fact that security procedures tend to detract from the beauty of your open spaces, or interrupt the views you may have of the world at large. On the one hand you want to be able to see in to the world and be grateful for your surroundings. On the other hand, you do not want people to be capable to see into your property.

The wrought iron railing has always been an effort to solve this problem – with varying degrees of achievement. It is true that a shaped Iron Gate or fence adds considerably to the security value of your property. It is also right that you can see out into the world very well through wrought iron. On the other hand, wrought iron single-handedly really does not do very much to stop people exterior, looking in.

The modern version of the wrought iron fence solution has had a beautiful twist applied to it. The modern wrought iron railing is now available with good-looking wooden facing on its outside. That facing accomplishes two very tidy tricks. 

First, it blocks the view of your property, sense that potential wrongdoer cannot see inside to temptation; and that you feel more secure because you know that a possible criminal cannot see inside.

Second: the fence becomes a thing of beauty in its own right, adding amazing to the overall feel and flavor of your exterior spaces. The natural timber combined with the wrought iron railing has a calming effect, almost like the effect you get when you visit a Japanese garden. There is something about the marriage of simple natural resources and man made ones that perfectly defines the boundary of a property – which, of course, is strictly where man made things stop and the natural world starts again.

The beauty of this new type of wrought iron fence is that you can still see through it – but you can't really see back into it. That is because the wood paneling is on the outside of the fence. Outsiders see only the wood: whereas insiders, who can see the railings behind the wood, actually see more out because their brains have been made alert that there are railings there to see through.

It is a simple visual trick and a very effectual one. Though the modern wrought iron railing will never be able to deliver an uninterrupted vista of the outside world, it can at least make the outside world and the world of your garden flow together – while blocking views of your private spaces from inquisitive onlookers.

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