Wrought-iron and cast-iron fences are usually designed in ornate styles, although contemporary versions are available. Traditionally, wrought-iron fencing was found around Victorian-era homes, but the material’s sturdiness and classic style has carried through to the 21st century. Similar styles can be found in steel, aluminum and composite materials. Although it’s a timeless look that requires little to no maintenance, it’s also one of the most expensive fencing options.
If you’re looking for ultimate privacy and security in your front yard, a solid wood fence is usually the best way to go. Although it will offer safety, security and soundproofing, you’ll have to pay the price. Since so much wood is used in each section of fencing, the cost can add up quickly. There’s also a fair amount of maintenance involved.