Fully Customizable Privacy

Privacy FenceWhatever your unique circumstance is for needing or wanting a privacy fence, ordering panels and doing it yourself will give you the fence you hoped for.

The first thing people see when they arrive at a house is the outdoor space. The fence, gate, and driveway can make or break a house. If any of these components aren’t looking top-notch, it can deter buyers. You might be the buyer who is deterred by a dilapidated fence that gives little to no privacy. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. You can always update to aluminum fencing and an aluminum gate with a do-it-yourself project.

Why aluminum?

Aluminum fencing has many great qualities. From being extremely weather-resistant to needing little to no maintenance, choosing aluminum can fit most budgets and meet most of your “must-have” list. Aluminum is the top choice for driveway gates because the material is incredibly strong and stands up to a lot of use. To keep things fluid, it’s good to have a matching fence and driveway gate, using aluminum the whole way around the property.

Privacy FencingSafety and security is on many people’s minds when it comes to the home. Any aluminum fence will be very safe and secure, but you also have options to increase your security and privacy. The most common way to do this is to purchase privacy panels for the fence. These panels leave little to no space between the pickets of the fence, allowing for more privacy in the yard and the home. Privacy panels are a great option when your house has ground floor windows that face a busy street or directly to a neighbor. The panels create an oasis in your yard for you and your family, with nobody able to peek in while strolling by.

Fully customizable

Cookie cutter fences might not be an ideal situation for you. Thankfully, you can customize aluminum fencing to fit your needs. If you only need privacy on one side of your yard, just purchase the privacy panels for that side and regular picketed panels for the other sides. If you only need to block a certain portion of the yard from the view of passers-by, work out the measurements and just fence in that small area.

You also get to choose the color and finish of the fence panels to match with your garden, your home and your neighborhood. Decor-wise, you can add rings or finials to the top of the panels or even arches to give the fence some height and depth.

Quiet and serene

Privacy panels also help act like a sound barrier. If your fence is on a busy road or sidewalk, adding aluminum panels between your yard and the street can keep some noise out. Because less sound works its way in, that also means less sound is working its way out. That equals even more privacy for you when you are outside enjoying your yard.

While it might seem like you are closing in your property by putting up what looks essentially like an aluminum wall, it’s not really closing you in. An aluminum privacy fence is actually just blocking out people and views of other people’s homes and leaving just the sky and any landscape in the distance to be visible from the privacy of your property. You are left with a serene, tranquil and private area that is all your own.

Hand Railing With A Purpose

Aluminum Hand RailingAluminum fences are a great fit for any residential or commercial property, and you can finish off the look of your outdoor areas with aluminum hand railing.

There are numerous reasons aluminum is a superior material for your outdoor fences, from being extremely weather-resistant to having minimal upkeep. Many people are leaning toward aluminum for their outdoor fencing needs. Larger commercial and industrial properties are especially happy to hear how strong aluminum is, knowing that it will be very helpful when it comes to top security needs. Moreover, privacy is not a problem, with special privacy panels that allow for little to no space between fence pickets for additional safety and quietness.

With all of these great reasons to choose an aluminum fence, it’s no wonder that hand rails in aluminum are a superior product, too. Aluminum hand rails come with the same satisfaction as aluminum fences, and many outdoor configurations allow for a smooth transition from fence to hand rail in similar colors and styles.

Patios and Decks

With so many patio and deck designs, it can be tough to decide what materials and design elements to use when installing a new one for your outdoor area. When deciding on material, keep aluminum in mind for the hand rails, even if the rest of the deck is concrete or wood. Having the two materials next to each other can really make the hand rail stand out. The safety of the strong aluminum is ideal when placing a barrier on a patio or deck that is not level with the ground. If you have an aluminum fence nearby, the hand rail of aluminum can really bring together the whole outdoor area.

Stairs and walkways

On various walking paths and staircases, the seamless transition from fence to hand rail can really come in handy. If the pathway is sloped, a double-channel hand rail will fit best for added safety. If you’re ever in doubt that you are purchasing the right type of hand rail for your purpose, ask the company selling the rails to ensure you have chosen the right one. When dealing with stairs or certain walking paths, such as handicap accessible paths, it is important to ensure the whole area, including the hand rail, is compliant with any rules and regulations in the area.

Dividing areas

Hand rails and shorter fences are common in certain outdoor spaces, especially those with commercial uses. For example, in a park, the area for younger children might be demarcated with a hand rail and small gate to allow children to have a safe environment. A hand rail or fence could also come in handy between sports fields or to allocate picnic or camping areas. These hand rails often match the nearby fences of the same color or style to allow for a polished look on the entire property.

Hand rails might seem like an afterthought to those who walk by them every day without noticing them, but for those who are deciding on the right one for a property, it can be a big decision. From patios and decks to walkways and sport fields, there are plenty of reasons a hand rail might be in order. Whether you are attaching it to an already existing aluminum fence or placing the hand rails in a freestanding location, aluminum will be an excellent choice for all of your rail needs.

Does The Height Of Your Fence Matter?

Black Aluminum Fence CostAlthough your fence height is ultimately up to you, there are some factors you might want to consider when purchasing your aluminum fence panels.

With so many decisions to make when designing and setting up the outdoor spaces of your property, some things can be looked over. Many people just assume fences of certain materials come in one standard size that everyone chooses. However, with residential and commercial fencing in aluminum, there is actually some rhyme and reason the size of your fence pickets and height of the fence.

The size of the actual pickets and the empty space between them will be dependent on your fence’s purpose and whether there are pets or small children on the property. The height may also have something to do with these two factors, but there is also a bit more to consider. There are certain laws and rules depending on the type of fence you are erecting, and there are safety and security reasons behind the size of your fence, too.

Rules and regulations

Different governing bodies can have rules and regulations when it comes to a backyard fence. For commercial properties, the rules can be even more specific depending on what is on the property or what type of business you have.

It is important to check with the town or municipality where you live to find out about any height restrictions. Height restrictions can also come from homeowner’s associations when the desired effect is to have a fluid neighborhood with outdoor spaces that blend together.

Safety and security

In addition to restrictions to keep fences from being too tall, rules will also ensure they are tall enough, especially when a swimming pool is on the premises. For the safety of any children in the area, there are very specific rules that ensure a fence is tall enough to keep any tragedies from occurring.

Extra height also means a safer space inside. The higher the fence, the harder it is to climb. This deters any possible intruders from entering your property, keeping your building and those on the premises safe.

If you’re worried about the safety of a tall fence in extreme weather conditions, commercial fencing in aluminum is incredibly strong and can stand up to the toughest wind and storm conditions. Even with a taller fence, wind can go through the pickets. Aluminum is so strong that even if you use privacy panels that allow little to no air to pass through the pickets, the material will still hold up very well.

Landscaping and decor

When it comes to landscaping and décor, you can go completely basic or you can get creative! It depends what your business needs are and what fits with the purpose of the land. In terms of the fence around the perimeter, taller fences do well with tall bushes or shrubs near the posts and entryways. If you choose a basic color to blend in with a building or neighborhood, adding a pop of color here and there with flowers will help add a nice look.

Whether you choose for your fence to be very tall or a bit shorter than the average fence, be sure to check with any rules in your town based on the purposes of your property. Add a bit of pizzazz in the yard, and you’ll have a perfect outdoor space in no time!

Taking On A New Fence On Your Own

New Aluminum FenceA solo do-it-yourself project can be incredibly daunting, but with some preparation, you’ll be on your way to feeling great satisfaction with the finished product.

An aluminum commercial fence might sound like the type of project that should be left to the professionals, but don’t pick up the phone just yet! You can take on this project all on your own if you’re up to it with just a bit of preparation and the right tools.

Preparation is key

There are a few things you will want to keep in mind that you might otherwise overlook if you have never erected your own fence, let alone a commercial or residential one. Being fully prepared is essential, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.

One place to call for help is the company where you decide to purchase your aluminum fence panels. They will be able to help you, especially in the preparation phase through to purchasing, and can answer any questions you have about erecting the fence yourself. They can offer advice on how to approach the project and any tools you will need for the panels. You don’t have to figure everything out yourself!

The ground below you

One thing people might not take into consideration until the project is well underway is the type of soil your yard holds. Depending on what the ground is made of, you might need to do a little extra work to erect an aluminum commercial fence.

Soft, loamy soil has a mixture of sand and clay and can be quite soft and flexible. For a strong fence such as a commercial or residential fence, this means you might need to reinforce the soil around the posts. For added stability, choose large posts and consider adding gravel or other heavy, firm material to keep the post steady.

Sandy, clay or silt-like soil will all have different methods of compacting the soil back in place around the posts to ensure the correct stabilization. Check how your soil type holds up in wet and dry conditions to ensure you are compacting correctly. For example, if it’s packed too loosely, sand will not be stable enough, while silt will wash away if kept too wet. Find the right balance and compact the soil very tightly around the post to avoid any movement, no matter the weather condition.

What’s best for your building and your area

Another key consideration before choosing your aluminum commercial fence is what design will fit best for you your home or business and the surrounding area. Of course, you don’t have to match your fence or your building to the area because standing out could be exactly what your business needs! The design is totally up to you, but most people find it’s best to at least choose a fence design that complements the building on the property.

Design elements aside, there are also often rules and regulations that go with your homeowner’s association or municipality that you will want to ensure you are following. This could relate to fence height, color, and even the space between the pickets. Checking on exactly what you need and ensuring you have the right tools for the soil and the job will have you well on your way to erecting a fence all on your own!