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Commercial Aluminum Fence Panels Versus the Competition

You can enclose your commercial establishment with fences made from a number of materials. Each has its merits, but we think aluminum fence panels fare well against the competition.

It’s a competitive world. Just as you compete for business, a number of fence materials compete in the market. When you buy a fence for your business, consider factors such as as security, looks, installation and maintenance.

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Fence Materials

For a business, you will probably install a fence made from either from vinyl, wood, steel or aluminum – or even stone in some cases. No single type is best for everyone, but we think commercial fencing in aluminum is the best choice for many businesses.

A vinyl fence scores great for longevity. Barring a catastrophe, your vinyl fence isn’t going anywhere. Vinyl does suffer from impact damage, so you may occasionally have to replace or repair a small area of your fence. This material can be affected by mold and dirt. You’ll have to clean a vinyl fence every now and then with mild cleaners and possibly more aggressive agents if you encounter staining.

No one ever badmouthed the looks of a wooden fence. However, those looks come at the price of applying a finish every few years. In fact, you need to do this immediately after the fence is built. You’ll sometimes see a loose board requiring repair. A wooden fence is not as easy to install as some other fences, partly because of its weight. Keep in mind that wood is vulnerable to mold and mildew, particularly in humid environments.

Speaking of wood, note that you shouldn’t use non-pressure-treated posts with any type of fence as contact with the ground can affect the posts’ integrity and leave your fence sagging.

Metal is quite sturdy, but you’ll deal with rust issues in many cases. Steel’s heaviness makes a DIY installation difficult. Aluminum fence panels are light and easy to install yourself. This can save you a lot of money over a professional fence installation. Our aluminum fence panels are made to lock into our pre-punched posts. You can easily trim a panel to finish a run.

Stone lasts forever, and it looks fantastic. Nevertheless, you will still have maintenance issues over the years. Examine your stone fence each spring for mortar problems and loose stones. Stone is going to cost you a lot of money, and it is anything but easy to install, almost certainly requiring a crew of professionals.

Security Issues

You are probably buying a fence at least partly for security. Let’s consider the pros and cons of various fencing materials in that regard.

Vinyl fencing is not your best choice for security. Wood scores better if it’s tall enough, but it can still be fairly easy to climb. Stone scores poorly for security unless it’s mighty tall. A steel chain-link fence offers good security, but if you need to top it with barbed wire, your establishment now looks less than inviting to customers.

If we do say so ourselves, commercial fencing in aluminum scores quite well for security. Our commercial fencing offers few footholds to climbers, and you can top our fences with spears or curved pickets that make it tough to go over the top. We can weld a security mesh to your fence panels at our factory. This comes on a frame that is bolted to the fence.

When to Upgrade to Industrial or Commercial Aluminum Fence Panels

Aluminum Fence Specifications
Depending on your needs, you may want to consider upgrading from residential to industrial or commercial aluminum fence panels.

It’s hard to beat aluminum fence panels, especially for DIY fences. They’re light and easy to maneuver, and aluminum is durable and easy to maintain. Our residential aluminum fence panels are perfect for most home applications, but you might want to consider upgrading to aluminum commercial fence panels or industrial aluminum fence panels if you will have high traffic or enhanced security requirements.

Commercial aluminum fence panels normally see use in retail or light industrial situations. Industrial fence panels are typically used in the highest-traffic settings and where security is paramount, such as around hospitals, schools and factories.

Thinking About Security

Aluminum fence panels are secure, and they are particularly good at repelling climbers, especially if you select a security mesh or double pickets. Commercial aluminum fence panels have pickets spaced at less than 4 inches, and there are horizontal rails to allow foothold.

One huge advantage of aluminum is its great look. You might be fine with chain link and barbed wire for a grubby industrial setting in a barren wasteland. However, that doesn’t cut it for industry, institutional or retail applications, especially if you’re located in town. Aluminum commercial fence panels are perfect in this case.

You can add additional security features to your aluminum panel fence. We mentioned a security mesh earlier. You can add this to gates and fence panels. The security mesh is welded to a frame at our factory. That frame gets bolted to the fence panels from the inside and is powder coated and rust free!

You can specify curved pickets if you want take it up a notch and get our industrial aluminum fence panels. Curved pickets face outward at 51 degrees to thwart most climbers. Moreover, curved pickets look good, unlike the tangles of barbed wire you see atop many industrial chain-link fences. In addition, if you buy industrial fence panels, you will have the toughest and heaviest fence panels we sell. You can order these panels up to ten feet tall.

Another way to enhance security is to order fence panel styles 7 or 8, which include double pickets. The narrow interval between double pickets makes it a tough task to climb your fence. Double pickets also prevent animals from penetrating the fence. Optional dog panels (short pickets) keep your pooch from leaving and other dogs from entering. We fabricate dog panels right into the bottom portion of your fence panels at our factory. They incorporate an extra rail, below which are double pickets.

Spear tops look good and make it that much tougher for climbers to go over the top of your fence. Again, these look much better than the alternatives. Consider their looks and you can see the advantage.

Installing Your Fence Panels

It’s a snap to install commercial or industrial aluminum fence panels. If you’re handy, you can do the job yourself. You’ll just need someone to help you lug stuff around for your DIY project, or you can pay someone with handyman skills to do the work for you. The advantage of aluminum fence panels is that they are easy to move around. You can easily trim a panel width on-site to complete a run, too.  And, there is no on-site welding required.  In most cases, you can use our pre-punched posts, making short work of installation.

Installing an Aluminum Driveway Gate

A driveway gate looks great and helps protect your property. Aluminum driveway gates come in various styles and can be fitted with a host of options.

If you install a beautiful new aluminum fence, it makes no sense not to finish the job with a driveway gate. It’s easy to install aluminum gates for a driveway. In fact, we recommend starting your aluminum fence installation with the gate and working out from there. Residential double-swing gates are the most popular choices, but you can also go with a single-swing gate in our industrial grade. Single-swing residential gates aren’t available in widths suitable for driveways. Aluminum driveway gates can also be used with pool fencing, but be aware that swimming pool gates and fences are subject to safety standards, and local communities often impose their own regulations on pool fencing.

Commercial Estate Gate Style 9 with Dog Panel

We’re sure you’re aware that aluminum fence panels are easy to install yourself due to their light weight and strength plus our efficient system of panels and posts. Aluminum driveway gates are similarly easy to install. Driveway gates are moved often, and the light weight of aluminum is a great advantage. You can buy our driveway gates to match the colors of our aluminum fence panels, and don’t forget that our powder-coating process means no flaking paint. Double-swing gates come in the same styles as our aluminum fence panels. Our gates, like our fences, require very little maintenance.

It’s possible to fit our gates with an automated gate operator. However, we don’t sell these. Most gate operators work with our gates, but check with the vendor to be sure.

Posts for Driveway Gates

We don’t automatically include posts with your purchase. A gate usually requires two gate posts. For ground installation, it’s good to order posts that measure about two feet longer than the height of the gate. For surface mounting, you just need posts that are three inches longer than the height of the gate, and you’ll have to order a welded plate. See our gate product pages for additional information.

Dog Panels

Dog panels are a popular addition to both our fence panels and aluminum gates for a driveway. These “puppy pickets” are double pickets at the bottom of the gate plus an additional horizontal rail over top of them. You need to order dog panels at the time of purchase. We build these into the fence at the time of fabrication, and you cannot add them later on. Order this option when you pick out your gate on our store website.

Hinge Options

Two pairs of gate hinges come with your order of double-swing gates at widths of up to 12 feet.  You can upgrade by ordering self-closing gate hinges. These will automatically swing shut from the open position. They are self-lubricating and have adjustable tension settings. They are fabricated from reinforced molded polymer plastic.

Ordering Custom Gates

Our residential double-swing gates come in standard widths. You can order these from our website up to 12 feet wide.  We also carry driveway gates up to 28 feet wide; however, you’ll need to use our industrial grade version.  We do offer custom widths, however. For custom widths, you must supply the daylight opening measurement (DLO). You can determine this by measuring the inner distance between the posts or other surfaces where the gate will hang. To order, specify the next larger standard gate size, note the DLO, and we will take care of the rest.

Maximize Security with Industrial Aluminum Fencing

8 foot tall industrial fenceYou can achieve the greatest security with industrial aluminum fence panels. These are also best to meet the wear and tear of high-traffic areas.

We sell three grades of aluminum fence panels. Our residential fence panels are great for most homes. For retail applications and other higher-traffic situations including light industry, you can order our commercial aluminum fence panels. Industrial aluminum fence panels are designed to stand up to the rigors of a high-traffic environment. These also offer the best security. These fence panels are meant for properties such as retail centers, storage units, hospitals and schools.

Industrial fencing is easily the best option when it comes to security, especially with the options you can add, such as curved pickets and spears. Industrial fence panels will keep out almost any casual intruder.

Style Points

You don’t have to give up good looks to have security. Industrial aluminum fencing offers a formidable barrier to intruders, and it also looks good. You don’t have to put up a chain-link fence topped with ugly barbed wire. Looking down the road a year or two, a chain-link fence is likely to show corrosion or rust, while aluminum looks as good as it ever did. We design our fences to show some style while requiring little maintenance.

We offer a number of styles in our industrial fence panels. You can get a flat top on your fence, or you can top it with something that will help repel climbers, such as spears. You can get convex or concave spears, staggered spears, or even a flat top with spears; the choice is yours. All of these options help keep unauthorized individuals out of your facility.

For added security, order double pickets with spear tops or flat tops. These are spaced a mere 1-1/2 inches apart. You can order a flat-top fence that runs flush to the surface. You can order our fences at heights up to 10 feet to suit your needs.

Industrial fence panels can also be ordered with a security mesh. We weld this to a durable frame at our factory, and this is bolted to the fence from the inside. Top your fence with curved pickets to repel intruders. These face out at a 51-degree angle. Who wants ugly barbed wire when you can have this instead?

Installing and Maintaining Industrial Aluminum Fencing

Industrial aluminum fencing easily outshines the competition when it comes to installation and maintenance. We know aluminum is durable and virtually maintenance-free. Clearly, wrought iron and steel are going to corrode over time. A wood fence can require attention almost as soon as it’s installed. In contrast, aluminum is not subject to corrosion and it needs very little attention after installation. Another advantage is that our fence panels are colored by a powder-coating process and aren’t painted, so you will never see flaked paint on our fences.

Industrial aluminum fencing is relatively simple to install. First, you put your fence up one panel at a time instead of building from scratch. It’s easy to trim panels to finish runs. Except in special cases, you can use our pre-punched fence posts.

Our lightweight aluminum fence panels are easy to move around during installation. Our system is designed for versatility. It’s not a big deal if you need to run your fence up a slope, or if you have odd angles in your layout. It’s all about simplicity and versatility.

Commercial Aluminum Fence Installations

Commercial Fencing in BlackA variety of fencing materials are available for commercial applications. We think you’ll see why our commercial aluminum fencing is your best option in many cases.

You can build a fence for your commercial application from many materials. Why aluminum? Once you’ve considered all the angles, we think you’ll see that aluminum fence panels are often your best choice when you take into account installation, maintenance, security and looks.

Assessing the Field

You can install a commercial fence made of various materials, including wood, vinyl, aluminum and steel. No single material is best for every application, but we are confident that aluminum comes out on top more often than not. Let’s consider the alternatives from the standpoints of security, installation and maintenance.

Wood fences look great and they can last a really long time, but they require periodic maintenance. You will have to apply finish immediately after installation, and you will be doing it again every three to five years. You’ll find a loose board occasionally that requires replacement or repair. Note also that wood posts must be pressure-treated if you plan to put them in the ground to avoid sagging, and this applies to any type of fence that uses posts. Another issue is humidity, which provides a great environment for mildew and mold that can attack wood.

Vinyl fencing lasts a long time. However, impacts can damage this material, so you will need to make occasional repairs. Mold and dirt also affect vinyl, requiring periodic cleaning. Soap and water will do for normal cleaning, but you may need stronger cleaners, such as baking soda or vinegar.

Stone lasts literally forever, and you can’t beat it for looks. However, you will have to repair the fence when stones get loose, and installation is a tough slog. You will almost surely have to hire someone for the job. If you put up a stone fence, examine it every spring for mortar problems and loose stones.

Metal fences score well for longevity. Steel and wrought iron are prone to rust, and these heavy materials make installation difficult. Commercial aluminum fence panels are light, making them much easier than steel or wrought iron to install. Our commercial aluminum fencing comes to you in panels that are made with ease of installation in mind. It’s not hard to trim a fence panel when you need to finish off a run.

Security Issues

You are likely installing a fence for security reasons. Let’s assess the field in this regard.

Wood fences offer moderate security if they are tall enough, but wood does not present a great barrier to entry in general. It’s not that hard to scale most wood fences to gain entry to your property. Vinyl is not really made for high security.

Unless it’s really high, a stone fence offers highly porous security, and if you do build it tall, installation will be expensive and time-consuming. Wrought iron clearly presents similar problems. You can obtain good security from a chain-link fence, but it’s usually not hard to climb. If you want to prevent climbing, you’ll need to consider barbed wire, which is anything but attractive.

Commercial aluminum fence panels can keep out most climbers if configured properly. The pickets have just under 4″ of spacing, and you can get even tighter spacing. You can also order optional expanded metal security mesh. If you use our industrial aluminum fence panels, you can order curved pickets opening out at 51 degrees to keep out climbers.

Protect Your Business with Commercial Aluminum Fence Panels

Aluminum Fence Commercial Grade in Black

Commercial aluminum fence panels make it easy to protect your business. They are light, easy to install, and secure. Commercial aluminum fencing is more substantial and secure than residential fence panels.

Aluminum fence panels are known for their lightness, strength and ease of installation. You can even install them yourself, saving your business hard-earned cash. Choose commercial aluminum fence panels for additional strength and security over our standard residential fence panels. You can bump that up to our top-grade industrial aluminum fencing for the ultimate in strength and security.

Security Rules

We might be biased, but we think aluminum is the best material for many commercial installations. Here’s why.

Aluminum presents a challenge to the potential fence climber. There simply aren’t many footholds. With less than 4 inches between pickets, a commercial aluminum fence panel is particularly hard to scale. Aluminum fence panels also have few horizontal rails, meaning few footholds. Think about a chain-link fence, which has an almost uncountable numbers of footholds. You can make your fence even more secure by adding a security mesh to your commercial fence gates and panels. We weld this to a substantial frame at our factory, and you can bolt it to the fence.

You can increase security even more if you order our industrial aluminum fence panels topped with curved pickets. These pickets face outward at 51 degrees, offering a serious obstacle to climbers. Curved pickets are much better-looking than ugly barbed wire deterrents. Not everyone wants their business to resemble a prison yard. Industrial aluminum fencing is our top grade, and it is available up to ten feet tall.

Double Trouble

Our fence styles 7 and 8 have double pickets. These tightly spaced pickets make it really tough to climb your fence. Double pickets also prevent many animals from entering your property. Speaking of animals, we also offer an optional dog panel that is built right into the fence. A dog panel consists of an additional rail near the bottom of a fence panel. We add double pickets below this rail so dogs can’t get through.

We also offer spear tops on some metal fence styles. These sharp spears make it tough for intruders to go over the top of your fence. Like curved pickets, they look much better than barbed wire.

Installation and Maintenance

Commercial aluminum fencing is a sensible option from a business standpoint because it is easy to install aluminum fence panels. They’re light and strong, and installation requires no special skills. You don’t have to weld anything. It’s easy to trim a panel to complete a run. For the most part, you can just use our pre-punched fence posts, making installation quick and easy.

It’s not a big deal if you have to use a blank / non-punched post from time to time. You can mount your fence panels on a hard surface if you need to, and our system accommodates almost any angle on your property. You can run our fence panels on almost any slope or stairway.

Our aluminum fence panels require very little maintenance. Just give them a quick visual inspection a few times a year. We apply your choice of color with a powder coating procedure, so it doesn’t flake, blister or rust like iron fencing does. Aluminum doesn’t rust, so that’s not an issue. For all of these reasons, aluminum is a very sensible option for someone who is busy running a business.

First Steps in Installing your Aluminum Fence

It’s not hard to install aluminum panel fencing, and it will be even easier if you take the time to prepare properly. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be well on your way to a smooth, trouble-free fence installation.

Aluminum fence panels look good and enhance the security of your home. They’re also easy to install. Nevertheless, erecting an aluminum fence is a major project that deserves some forethought and planning. Besides, it’s just good practice to prepare. Here are some guidelines to make your fence project as trouble-free as possible.

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Utilities, Codes and Regulations

Be sure to look into local regulations as these can vary widely. Depending on your precise location, you may face issues regarding the height of fencing you can build or the type of fence. In some areas, fences might not be allowed at all. You should be specifically aware that swimming pool fences can be subject to myriad rules and regulations. Some localities require that a fence be put up at an offset. This means that you must build the fence a certain distance behind the property line. You may need a surveyor to determine the property line. In any case, you need to know your property boundaries to avoid building on your neighbor’s land.

If you live in a planned community or you have a homeowner’s association, check with them regarding additional regulations. Some associations specify the type of fence you can build, or they might have something to say about colors or other aesthetic considerations. Be aware that the rules can be painstakingly specific and violations might result in you having to take out your fence.

Unless you’re surface-mounting your fence, such as on a patio or deck, you will be digging post holes. In that case, it is imperative that you contact local utility companies to ensure that you won’t be digging where they have buried gas or electric lines. Utilities usually have a phone number you can call for this purpose. Your aluminum panel fencing can require holes that go down as much as three feet, and holes for gate posts can be even deeper. You will definitely not be the most popular person in your neighborhood if you knock out utility service, so make the call. You should also keep in mind that if you build on top of a utility line, the utility may find it necessary to tear out your fence if they need to do work beneath it.

Choosing Your Fence

We offer aluminum fence panels in residential, commercial and industrial grades. You should be fine with residential aluminum fence panels for typical home applications. Commercial fence panels are more substantial, with larger pickets and rails. Industrial aluminum fence panels are even sturdier.

Prepare and Order

Take a few minutes to walk the perimeter for your fence. Pound in some stakes and run lines where you intend to install the fence. You’ll see right away if there are issues such as odd angles or obstructions.

Measure your fence runs and mark the spots where the posts will go. You can dab some paint to mark these places or put in stakes. Place the marks where the post centers will be. Measure everything twice so there will be no mistakes. Once you are sure you have it all right, you can order materials, and soon you will be installing your fence.

You Can’t Lose with Aluminum Driveway Gates

Aluminum driveway gates really put the icing on the cake. It’s not hard to add the security of driveway gates in aluminum to your DIY aluminum fence project. Make a plan, and then work methodically and you can’t go wrong.

Consider completing your home fencing project with an aluminum gate for your driveway. Besides looking great, a driveway gate adds a security barrier. All it takes is careful planning and methodical execution, and your driveway gate will be installed in no time.

Aluminum Driveway Gate in White from GreatFence.com

The Plan

Before you do anything else, consider your driveway and how your gate will sit in relation to the street. Remember that it matters how your gate opens. If it opens out into the street, you may not be able to open the gate when there is traffic. Likewise, if you can’t park your car for a moment while it opens, you won’t be able to enter your driveway. If the gate opens inward, it will require a lot of clear space inside the fence.

Place the gate so that you can wait in your car out of the traffic flow while you open it. You should also consider whether you will want clear space inside the fence to park one or more cars. Consider how your gate will fit into the surroundings when it’s open. Be sure to think about obstructions that may prevent the gate from opening. In addition to the obvious, such as plantings and other permanent barriers, remember that your gate must clear uneven surfaces and slopes on the ground and across your driveway. You do not want to install a gate and then realize you can’t open it. Don’t forget about seasonal issues such as snow. If streets are plowed after a snowstorm, you may have a temporary impediment to your gate’s opening that could be there for several days or longer.

Installation

It’s easy to install your driveway gates in aluminum if you just plan the job carefully and work steadily and methodically during installation. If you’re putting up a fence, you should install the gate first. Work outward from there to erect the fence. First you should set your posts. Measure between your proposed post holes, and do it twice to be sure.

Pound in a stake on either side of the driveway. String a line between them to trace the bottom of the gate. That should be level. Dig your post holes. These should be at least six inches in diameter if you’re using 2″ x 2″ or 2.5″ x 2.5″ posts. If you’re using larger posts, aim for eight inches. Now, fill the post holes with concrete. The concrete should come up to about 2 inches below the surface. If you make your holes slightly out of round, you’re less likely to have twisting posts. Let the concrete set before you hang the gate.

Get a plumb line and a level and check that your posts are square to the surface. This lets you know your gates are going to hang correctly. It doesn’t hurt to measure between the posts once more while you’re doing this. You really can’t measure too much when you’re doing this kind of work.

You might have pillars around your gate. It’s not a bad idea to place posts between the pillars rather than fixing the gate directly to the pillars.

Choosing Aluminum Fence Panels for Your Business

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It’s hard to beat an aluminum fence for toughness and durability. That’s why you should strongly consider commercial aluminum fence panels for your business. Commercial aluminum fencing is sturdier than residential fence panels, and it stands up better in high-traffic areas.

Aluminum Fencing for Security

You can build a fence for your commercial application from a variety of materials. Aluminum is one of the best for several reasons.

It’s hard for an intruder to gain a foothold on an aluminum fencing panel, regardless of the grade. With pickets spaced at intervals smaller than 4 inches, it’s difficult to climb over a commercial fence panel. Regardless of the style you choose, these panels have few horizontal rails that a person can use to climb over the top. Compare this to a chain-link fence, which offers a host of footholds.

For enhanced security, add a security mesh to your commercial fence panels and gates. This is factory-welded to a sturdy frame that you can bolt to the fence. No one will be climbing this fence!

For the ultimate in security, choose industrial aluminum fence panels with curved pickets. The top of each picket opens outward at a 51-degree angle to thwart even the most determined fence climber. Industrial aluminum fence panels are also sturdier than residential or commercial fence panels because they’re made with the most metal. You can select industrial fence panels in heights of up to ten feet.

Wicked Pickets

You can add security to your fence with double pickets. Styles 7 and 8 both boast this feature. With double pickets, even the most dogged climber will fail to gain a foothold. These tightly spaced pickets also keep out most small animals. You can also add a dog panel to your fence. This is fabricated right into the fence at the factory. The dog panel option adds a rail near the fence’s bottom, and between the rail and the bottom are double pickets that Fido can’t penetrate.

Another way to add security is to choose a fence style with spear tops. No one wants to climb a fence only to discover sharp spears at the top that can poke and prod. Spear tops look good, too, unlike the unsightly barbed wire that crowns some commercial and industrial fences.

Installing and Maintaining Aluminum Fence Panels

Commercial aluminum fence panels just make sense from a business perspective. They’re simple to install and are light and easy to maneuver. They require no welding on-site. You can easily trim panels for width.

Fence posts are pre-punched for most applications, so you can quickly and easily insert and set the fence panels into the posts.  You can configure a fence to fit almost any angle through the use of horizontal swivel mounts. Slopes and stairs are no problem, either using vertical swivel mounts.

Aluminum fence panels require virtually no maintenance. Colors are applied with a powder coating process that stands up to punishment. The panels will never rust, unlike wrought iron or chain links. You don’t need to periodically paint, stain or otherwise coat aluminum fence panels as you would with a wooden fence. Simply put, aluminum just makes sense.

Why Choose Aluminum Fence Panels for Your DIY Project?

DIY (do it yourself) fence

There are many fencing options on the market, including aluminum, vinyl, steel, wrought iron, wood, and chain link. Each has its benefits. While we won’t pretend that aluminum is the best choice for every single application, its benefits are numerous. Aluminum is particularly good if you plan to install the fence yourself.

Vinyl Fencing

You can buy vinyl fencing in many styles. Vinyl is a strong, durable material, which gives it a leg up when it comes to warping, rotting and blistering, and clearly it doesn’t rust. It is easy to install and requires little maintenance.

Wood Fencing

Everyone likes wood. It has a natural look, and if you want a traditional fence, wood is hard to beat. Wood looks nice and it’s quite versatile. It makes a good privacy fence, or you can put up classic white pickets to frame your front yard. Wood comes up short for a DIY project because it’s heavy and hard to carry around and position. It requires quite a bit of maintenance, and you may need to treat it or stain it, for starters.

Steel Fencing

Steel is nothing if it isn’t strong. It works well with racking applications on slopes or uneven surfaces, and installation is reasonable if you ignore the amount of weight you’ll have to lug around. Steel doesn’t come cheap, and it’s not particularly versatile. It has little use as a privacy fence. Over the years, steel can be subject to rust.

Wrought Iron Fencing

Wrought iron has a reputation for tradition, durability and beauty. Wrought iron doesn’t require much maintenance, although it is prone to rust for obvious reasons. It lends itself to flourishes and decorations. The problem with wrought iron is the installation – the material is quite heavy! It is also expensive.

Chain-Link Fencing

Chain-link fencing is inexpensive and, if you’ll pardon the pun, it wears like iron. It requires little maintenance, although it does rust over time. Chain-link is pretty easy to install, too. The knock on chain-link is the looks. It may look fine wrapped around a schoolyard, but it doesn’t do much for your front or back yard.

Aluminum Fencing

In our opinion, we’ve saved the best for last! Aluminum fencing is affordable. It’s versatile, it comes in a host of styles, and it needs hardly any maintenance. You really can’t beat a DIY aluminum fence. Aluminum has an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio. It’s easy to flip the panels around during installation. You probably won’t need help during your installation, but if you do, we’re just a phone call away. You can use aluminum for a variety of applications, from swimming pools to yard enclosures and even for commercial and industrial use.

You can choose from a variety of colors and finishes for your aluminum fence to blend into the background or stand out and define a space. You can choose to add butterfly scrolls and other ornamentation, just as you might do with wrought iron. Optional finials cap off the pickets with beautiful designs. Add a dog panel for extra security for your pets. The possibilities are almost without limit. You can also select from several gate designs to complete your fence project.