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.
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.
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.
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.
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 some adornments that can serve to customize an individual fence, including rings placed between the rails, finials (picket tops), and more.
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.
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