I love the look of wrought iron fences and metal gates. They are elegant and classic, with a touch of old world charm. A wrought iron fence can do amazing things to up the curb appeal of your home. Wrought iron fences are made of strong material and require relatively low maintenance adding to their appeal. But wrought iron fences can present a wide array of privacy and security issues. I have researched the best wrought iron gates with privacy screens to help you achieve peace of mind in your home with a wrought iron metal fence.
There are many reasons to put a privacy fence around your property including
- Security (keep bad guys out)
- Marking property boundaries
- Keep children and pets from wandering off
- Decorative purposes.
- Added privacy (of course)
Added privacy and security is by far the biggest reason people choose to cover a metal gate
There are a few things to consider when adding privacy screens to your wrought iron fence. The first is material. You’ll want to choose a material that is durable and will withstand the elements. The second is style. You’ll want to make sure the style of the screen compliments the overall look of your home.
Here we will discuss different types of materials you can use to cover your metal gate or wrought iron fence for privacy while still adding a bit of style to your metal fencing.
I have found 6 different styles of wrought iron gates with privacy screens that I think you will love!
Wrought Iron Gates with Privacy Screen Designs
The first wrought iron fence and gate idea we will discuss is installing a wrought iron gate that was designed from the beginning with privacy in mind. This is the ultimate wrought iron fence privacy idea. there is nothing to install and maintenance is the same as the fence material. If you are looking for a simple and straight forward way to add privacy to your wrought iron metal fence and gate consider installing this privacy gate from the beginning.
Designs for a privacy metal gate can be as simple as a metal mesh permanently affixed to the wrought iron fence or very elaborate with decorative designs depending on your taste, style preference, and budget. The one pictured here is a traditional design with mesh screens and isn’t very elaborate but gets the job done and is easy to maintain and relatively inexpensive to install.
Corrugated Metal Privacy Fence
The next way to add a privacy metal gate to your home is to add corrugated metal to your existing wrought iron fence. This is an easy and inexpensive way to turn your wrought iron metal fence into a privacy fence. All you need is some corrugated metal panels, screws, and brackets to attach it to your already installed wrought iron fence.
Corrugated metal comes in a variety of colors and can be cut to fit any size wrought iron metal fence. You can even leave the corrugated metal bare and go for the rustic rusted out look if that is your style.
Live Greenery Used to add Privacy to a Fence
If you are looking for a more natural way to achieve privacy with your wrought iron metal fence, consider adding some greenery. This can be done in a few different ways. The first is to add potted plants along the perimeter of your wrought iron metal fence. This is an easy way to add some color and life to your yard and landscaping while also providing privacy. Another way to achieve this look is to plant some fast-growing vines along the base of your wrought iron metal fence. Vines will take a little longer to grow but will provide years of privacy and add loads of curb appeal to an otherwise drab metal privacy gate.
When it comes to vines you can’t go wrong with the Wisteria vine it is a very fast-growing vine making it ideal to add to a metal privacy fence for privacy. It is a gorgeous vine, and it grows 10 – 12 feet every single year. This makes it one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. The flowers of the Wisteria vine come in a variety of different colors, including purple, white, pink, and blue. Check your local growing conditions and see if the Wisteria vines do well in your area.
Iron Gate Privacy Screen: Faux Greenery
If you love the idea of adding greenery to your metal privacy fence and gate but don’t want to wait for the plants to grow or deal with the upkeep, then consider using faux greenery panels. Faux greenery panels are made of plastic or silk and look very realistic. You can find them in a variety of colors and styles to match any home’s style. They are easy to install and can be cut to fit any size wrought iron metal gate. This metal gate idea is great for renters as it is relatively inexpensive and does not damage the fencing whatsoever.
Fabric Covering Privacy Screen
If you are looking for an easy way to add a privacy screen to your metal or wrought iron gate, then consider adding a fabric covering. This can be done with either outdoor fabric or fence privacy screens. Outdoor fabric screening is available in a variety of colors and patterns to coordinate with any style of home.
Many commercial off-the-shelf fabric materials are available for purchase specifically designed to b used as an iron gate privacy screen. Most netting available is made from high density polyethylene plastic material and includes UV inhibitors for a longer lasting privacy gate. Many of these materials include grommets so installation is a breeze.
Wooden Plank Privacy Gate
Another way to achieve maximum privacy with your wrought iron metal fence and gate is to add wooden planks to the fence. This can be done by screwing or nailing the boards directly into the fence. You can find pre-cut panels at most home improvement stores or have them custom cut to the exact width of your wrought iron fence at a lumberyard. This is a great choice to achieve a great look. You can paint or stain the wood to match your home’s exterior. To see wood stains I love click here.
Bamboo Screens for Privacy
Bamboo screens are a great way to add privacy to any metal or wrought iron fence and gate. Bamboo screens come in large rolls and can be cut to size. They are easy to install and provide instant privacy. Bamboo is also a very strong and durable material. This type of screen can withstand high winds and is also UV resistant which decreases fading and increases the durability and life span of the material.
If privacy is only part of your concern when it comes to your homes fencing, and design is the other consideration check out my recent blog post on Modern Horizontal Fencing Ideas for ideas and inspiration on this modern fencing option.
Adding a privacy screen to your wrought iron metal fence is a great way to achieve privacy without compromising the look of your home. There are a variety of different ways to do this, and each has its own set of benefits. Choose the type of privacy fence materials that best suits your needs and enjoy the privacy and security of your new wrought iron privacy fence and gate provide.