When you think about fences and classic lines, what comes to mind? For most people, the image that ensues involves a wooden white-picket fence, or a stately wrought-iron option. Today, though, we have another alternative that can match these for looks with much less maintenance: aluminum fencing. If you’re surprised, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Before you discount this option for something more traditional, check out some of the distinct advantages aluminum can bring.
Because aluminum is a versatile metal, most manufacturers offer a wide variety of designs that can be customized to suit your specific needs and size. Any size, color, texture, or hardware you want, you can get in an aluminum option. It’s also a great material for even the most difficult of landscapes—such as slopes—because it can rack, or adjust, without awkward transitions or a stair-like appearance. If you’re looking for privacy, they come in modular wall forms. If you’re concerned about security, you can add spikes to the top of your design without incurring a lot of extra cost.
Speaking of cost, aluminum fencing is also one of the more affordable options currently on the market. In comparison with other metals, like steel or wrought iron, this will provide a similar look at a fraction of the price. Though the installation may be a bit more than a traditional wooden fence, you also have the maintenance to consider. Aluminum is surprisingly durable and requires very little upkeep in the long run. Thus, you’ll save on cleanings and replacement elements down the road, while knowing exactly what the costs of your new fence are upfront.
As we just mentioned, taking care of your aluminum fence year after year requires very little effort on your part. Color is often fused to the material during manufacturing (thanks to their powder paint process), so your fence will show very little signs of wear, even years later. No need to worry about painting or staining every so often! As a chemical compound, it’s also quite resistant to rust and durable, to boot. So, if you live in a place where there’s a lot of moisture and/or unpredictable weather, you’ll want to consider this option carefully.
Not only is aluminum fencing the responsible choice for security reasons due to its strength, but also it’s an environmentally-conscious one. It’s easy to find options that were created from recycled aluminum, such as that found in cans and other manufacturers’ waste. So, if you’re looking to keep your property as green as possible, this could be the way to go! Plus, the low maintenance factor eliminates the need for a lot of other chemicals (like cleaners or paints), which is both good for the environment, as well as families or neighborhoods with small children.
To learn more about the different varieties and styles, ask one of our experienced employees who can guide you through the entire process. Once you understand the many benefits of aluminum fencing, it’ll be easy to adapt the look and feel to your particular property.