Why Install an Aluminum Fence?

Aluminum fencing is a common option for a number of applications, such as around swimming pools, gated communities, sporting events and more. However, were you aware that there are many benefits when you install aluminum? When you begin searching for fencing supplies, you will find that they are not all created equal. Take some time to find the best possible options to construct a fence that meets your needs can be made easy by choosing professionals like Fence Line. Some of the reasons that you should consider aluminum fencing for your next project are explained here.

Affordability

aluminum-fenceAluminum fencing is much less expensive than the more traditional wrought iron option. This is mainly due to the fact that wrought iron fencing has to be fabricated with much more costly metals when compared to aluminum fences. This affordability makes them a much more appealing option for a number of projects.

Rust Free

Unlike iron, aluminum will not rust. This is due to the fact that aluminum is not considered a ferric metal, which means that it will not oxidize or rust.  In fact, it has been estimated that it takes aluminum up to 10,000 years to fully disintegrate.

Minimum Maintenance

Unlike the wrought iron fencing options that are available, aluminum does not have to be painted every few years. During the manufacturing process, aluminum fencing will receive a number of protective coats, which include a powder paint coating, which lasts for an extended period of time without having to be repainted.

Aesthetics

While aluminum fencing is used for a number of practical purposes, such as security and containment, another appealing factor is that this type of fencing is also aesthetically appealing. When you use black aluminum fencing, it will complement almost any landscape and available for purchase in a variety of different styles.

Security

When you consider the other popular types of fencing option, such as wood and chain link, there are a number of security risks present. For example, wood fences are able to be easily scaled and chain link fencing can be cut. However, when you choose to install aluminum fencing that features spear topped pickets, it will be much harder to breach, keeping would-be-intruders at bay.

Rackable

The majority of quality aluminum fences are considered rackable, which means that they are able to adjust to the slope of your land. If you install a fence that is not rackable, then it will likely leave unsightly holes and gaps at the base of the fence when the land slopes up or down.

With this information you can clearly see the benefits offered by installing an aluminum fence on your property. This option is affordable, durable and provides superior aesthetic appeal.

Erin Emanuel

17 Comments

  1. My husband is currently trying to decide what type of fence to install around his business. He has been considering getting a wooden fence, because he likes the look of it. However, after reading this post, I think that a wooden fence wouldn’t be so good for security purposes as compared to an aluminum fence. I also think that he will like the idea that an aluminum fence will require minimum maintenance and allow his company to focus more on their actual work rather than the fence.

  2. That may sound great but aluminum is too lightweight. While that may be considered a bonus in its own right, how about wind resistance?

  3. There are different pros and cons to all types of fencing. You need to weigh them out, do your research and decide which is best for you. Great info, thanks for sharing!

  4. I actually didn’t know that aluminum won’t rust. I feel like I should have known that. I’m always a fan of minimum maintenance, because I always forget about projects like that. I also think security is an important factor, especially in dangerous areas. Thanks for the info.

    • I also thought that aluminum would rust, but I guess not. It seems like a nice option for low maintenance projects. I would still survey all options before settling on a material to fence with.

  5. I didn’t know that aluminum fencing had so many benefits! I like that it doesn’t rust and can provide better security than fences made out of other materials. I might have to consider using aluminum fencing because of the qualities you talked about. Thanks for the info!

  6. I think that aluminum is a great option for the kinds of things I need a fence for. I definetly need something that is rust free. I need it to be durable as well.

  7. I have been wanting to put a fence around my yard, I just don’t know which one to get. I like the benefits of using an aluminum fence, rust free, little maintenance, and security. I would think that it would not be very pricey too.

  8. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that aluminum fencing doesn’t rust. My husband and I just moved into a new house, and we want to enclose our yard to keep our dogs in. This area gets a lot of rain, and I worry about rust being a problem, so we’ll definitely look into using aluminum so we don’t have to worry about it. Thanks for the great post!

  9. Hello great article , I have idea but want someone to suggest me, is there any way to make metal fence on myself at home? Is it very expensive?

  10. Ya, we may say that wood fencing is classic, wrought iron is hot stuff but still neither one is comparable with aluminum. An aluminum fence can be used to enclose a residential or an industrial space because it is strong, reliable and requires a very less maintenance. It can be adjusted to fit the landscape. It is affordable and environmental friendly. Apart from these it has already mentioned in your blog that an aluminum fence is never going to be rusted which perhaps I think the best advantage of using an aluminum fence. So, on a overall basis it is always good to use aluminum fence rather using wood or wrought iron.

  11. I had no idea that aluminum wouldn’t rust in a fence. According to the article, aluminum is estimated to take 10,000 years to fully disintegrate! My wife and I have been looking for an affordable fence, but we want one that will last a long time. It seems like an aluminum fence would be a good option since it fits both of those criteria.

  12. Aluminum fencing is really in, not to mention the other materials we have at home that are aluminum-made. With this blog, I am now more convinced that indeed aluminum fencing is a better choice if not the best among other reliable fencing materials. Thanks Erin!

  13. I like aluminum fence. The fence I now have at home is aluminum -made. It looks great and compliments well with my house. Aside from that, I never had a hard time cleaning it. I should have never wasted more bucks with my previous metal fence.

  14. I am totally convinced and converted now. I am going to use and suggest aluminum for fencing. Yeah, at home we have a number of structures and things made of aluminum and now I’ve come to realize that indeed aluminum is multipurpose. We used it for the jalousie frames and even for our plates rack. But to really test its strength and endurance, I would like to see it made into fence. Thanks for this article.

  15. We’ve been looking at some different options for fencing for our home, and I really like the option of using aluminum! I like that you pointed out that aluminum fencing is rust free, and takes thousands of years to disintegrate. I really like the idea of aluminum fencing not having issues with degrading, which means it will last us a long time and not take a lot of work on our part!

  16. I have been trying to decide what kind of fence I want to get for my new home but I can’t decide which material. You talked about how aluminium is used for a number or practical reasons like security but it also appealing in looks and can be colored. That is a great point that I haven’t thought about since you can get it installed with black aluminium. Thank you for the awesome information on choosing a fence.

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