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Aluminum Fencing

Aluminum fencing is an ornamental fence that is very similar in appearance and design to iron fencing.
Aluminum fencing, however, offers heightened durability and little to
no maintenance. While traditional ornamental fencing was crafted using
wrought iron, modern fences are either hybrids, using both steel and aluminum, or solely aluminum.

Qualities of Aluminum Fencing

Aluminum
fences are powder coated for long-term protection and typically use
brackets as connectors between posts and rails. This serves to increase
the longevity of the fence by eliminating welded connections that are
prone to rust, a weakness that is typical with iron fences. In fact,
most aluminum ornamental fences come with a limited lifetime warranty
on their protective coating.

Aluminum Fencing Styles

The
fences come in a variety of styles similar to its iron counterpart. In
addition aluminum fences come in a growing range of colors. Black,
white, bronze, and even green are some of the colors available through
a variety of manufacturers. There are also some adornments available
that can serve to customize an individual fence, including rings placed
between the rails, finials (picket tops), and more.

Fences
come with different picket, post, and rail sizes. The larger the size,
the stronger the fence. Determining the needs for an individual fence
is critical as larger system components increases cost. Aluminum fences
are typically much cheaper than wrought iron fences due to the relative
ease of installation. Aluminum falls between vinyl and wood fencing, vinyl being the higher end, in terms of cost.

An ornamental fence, aluminum fencing is very similar in appearance and design to iron fencing. However, aluminum fencing offers heightened durability and little to no maintenance. Here is some more information to help you decide if it’s right for your home.

Costs

The cost of an aluminum fence will vary depending on the manufacturer, grade, and style of the fence. For a 4’ aluminum fence, plan on paying between $20 and $28 per foot. Gates will be an added cost, usually ringing in between $290 and $350 depending on the design. For help purchasing and installing your fence, get a free estimate from a licensed contractor.

Pros

They are considered to be very durable and long-lasting.

Aluminum fences come in a variety of styles and colors—unlike iron fences.

The connectors between posts and rails on aluminum fences won’t rust.

Cons

It is more susceptible to damage than wrought iron fences.

Aluminum fences don’t offer the privacy of other types of fences.

Aluminum is not as sturdy as wood.

Durability

With a protective powder coating backed with a lifetime guarantee by most manufacturers, aluminum fencing is considered a very durable fencing material. Better yet, aluminum won’t rust like wrought iron.

Maintenance

In addition to being very durable, aluminum fencing is also maintenance-free. Simply spray down the fence if it starts to look dirty, and you’re set.

Common Questions and Answers

What are some of the styling options offered by manufacturers of aluminum fencing?

Aluminum fencing comes in a variety of styles similar to its iron counterpart. In addition, it’s made in a growing range of colors: black, white, bronze, and even green are some of the colors available through a variety of manufacturers. There are also so

What makes aluminum fencing more durable than other types of fencing?

Aluminum fences are powder coated for long-term protection, and typically use brackets as connectors between posts and rails. This serves to increase the longevity of the fence by eliminating welded connections that are prone to rust, a weakness that is t



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