Building a Better Fence

Benefits Of Aluminum Fencing

When looking at your fencing options, don't overlook aluminum fencing. These attractive and versatile fences are perfect for yard, especially if you want a stately looking fence that will blend in with nearly any landscape and home exterior design. The following are just a few reasons to consider aluminum fencing.

Classic Design

Most aluminum fences are designed to mimic the clean lines and classical look of wrought iron fencing. Pickets are typically squared, although rounded and twisted styles are available. Most are equipped with finials, which can be present on every picket or just the posts as desired. You can even have custom features added, such as a monogrammed gate.

Consistent Color

Color fading is an issue with many types of fencing, including wood and vinyl. Color fades typically due to sun exposure, although weathering can also speed the process. Fortunately, you won't have fading concerns with aluminum fencing. These fences are painted with a durable powder coat that resists fading, peeling, and discoloration. Your fence will look as good years from now as it did on the the day it was installed.

Minimal Maintenance

Wrought iron fences require periodic rust removal and painting. Wood fences must be sanded and refinished. Aluminum, though, requires none of these tasks. Maintenance is typically reserved for the gate system, which may require periodic lubrication to keep the hinges functioning. You may also want to hose the fence off to remove the dust periodically. Overall, an aluminum fence is considered a maintenance-free choice.

Extreme Durability

Aluminum fencing won't crumble like a soda can, even if they are made of the same material. The thick aluminum is quite strong and durable. Although it can be damaged by extreme force, such as a car driving into at full speed, it is highly unlikely to be damaged by more common issues like lawn equipment or rough housing kids. Unlike vinyl fencing, for example, you won't have to worry about holes from hail or a wayward baseball. Further, aluminum is also resistant to corrosion and rust.

Reliable Security

Security is often one of the main reasons for putting in a fence, and this is where aluminum shines. Unlike chainlink fencing, aluminum is nearly impossible to cut through. The height of the fence combined with sharp decorative finials make it difficult to climb. Since most aluminum fences can be seen through, they also prevent people from sneaking around your property unseen.

Contact an aluminum fence installation service for more help.