What You Need to Know about Aluminum Fencing
If you’re thinking of adding a new fence to your property, you’re probably thinking not only about how you want your fence to look and the purpose it will serve, but also about how much time and money it will cost you to maintain it.
Aluminum fencing is among the best choices if low maintenance and expense in the future are important factors. Here are some details you’ll want to know about aluminum fences to help you make the right decision.
Aluminum fences don’t rust
Because aluminum is a non-ferrous material, it won’t rust the way some other metal fencing materials will. For this reason, aluminum is a material of choice in damp, rainy areas that may produce a lot of rust on other fence types.
Aluminum fences are long-lasting. Because they aren’t susceptible to rusting, a properly installed aluminum fence should serve you well and keep looking great for decades. An occasional wiping or hosing down is generally all you’ll need to do to keep your fence in good shape.
Unlike steel and iron fences, aluminum fences come in panel sections that are attached together with screws. This makes these fences much easier to install on sloping land and uneven terrain.
Not ideal as a heavy-duty security fence
Because of the way aluminum fences are installed and set up, a person intent on getting onto your property basically only needs to unscrew a panel and move it aside. If high-security is your purpose for your fence, other fencing materials would make better choices.
A good deterrent
While impenetrability isn’t a feature of aluminum fencing, this style of fence does provide a good deterrent to intruders. Any good-quality fence presents a clear and visible barrier that says “we care about our property and our lives, so keep out.”
Aluminum is an easy material to work with, so it’s no surprise that it’s available in a wide range of fencing styles, colors, sizes and design choices. For this reason, you can customize the look of your new fence to accent and enhance other design elements on your property for a unified appearance.
Cost vs. maintenance
While aluminum fencing can be pricier than other types of fences, remember that its longevity and very minor maintenance and repair requirements can more than make up for the higher cost.
Talk with your contractor
Before you make any decisions on the material for your new fence installation, talk with a local licensed fencing contractor to learn more about all the pros and cons of every type of fencing material.
An experienced contractor will be able to tell you about wood fences, iron fences, PVC fences, chain link fences and every other variety. It’s important that you get good information so that your final decision will be financially sound and you’ll get the look and performance you desire from your new fence.
A Perfect 10 Fencing of Brooksville, FL, is a licensed Florida fencing contractor with experience installing quality fencing in all materials. We’ll help you decide if a new aluminum fence would be your ideal option or if other fencing styles would better serve you.
Call (352) 606-2623 and talk with a fencing expert who believes a “perfect 10” fence is the only kind.