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First Things First: How to Prepare for your Aluminum Fence Panel Installation

 

Aluminum fence panels are easy to install, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easier. It can, and all it takes is some preparation. Have the materials and tools you need and know the plan. These two simple steps will make your installation easy and quick, whether you’re installing industrial, residential or commercial fencing in aluminum.

Do Your Homework

Your fence installation will almost surely fall under local regulations. These vary, and it’s up to you to look into them before you even order your aluminum fence panels. Regulations might prohibit fences in some instances, or they may specify allowable types and heights of fences.

Some jurisdictions require you to put your fence up at an offset. This means you must place your fence some distance behind the property line. Have a surveyor determine the property line if there is any question regarding its location.

Swimming pool fences, in particular, are subject to many regulations. Pool fencing is usually subject to the code published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA). There are some very specific requirements meant to protect people from drowning in swimming pools.

Homeowners’ associations often have fence regulations meant to harmonize the look of the community. You may be required to erect a fence made of specific materials. Regulations may also affect colors, heights and design, sometimes with exasperating specificity.

If you plan to install fence panels in-ground, you will have to dig, and that means you must check with local utility companies to avoid damaging underground gas and electric lines. Call them up or check their websites to ensure you dig in the right places. Remember that post holes can run as much as three feet deep. Holes for gate posts can go even deeper due to the weight that the gate posts will have to bear. Compromising utility service during your fence installation will delay your project and deny utility service to your neighborhood. No one wants that.

You will not want your fence running over the top of utility lines in any case. The utility might need to dig in the future, and your fence isn’t going to stop them.

Which Grade of Fence?

Aluminum fencing comes in three grades. You can buy residential, industrial or commercial fencing in aluminum. Residential aluminum fence panels are fine for most homes. Commercial aluminum fence panels are sturdier as they are made with more metal have bigger pickets and horizontal rails. These are meant for higher-traffic situations. If you want the most security, you can’t beat industrial aluminum fence panels. These are perfect for hospitals, schools and other high-traffic applications because they are even heavier and sturdier.

Preparing for the Installation

Walk the perimeter where you will install your fence. It’s a good idea to stake the corners and then string lines along the route. Take a look at the lines and see if they make sense. Sometimes, you will identify problems that you can solve before you order your fence panels. Mark the spots where fence posts will go with stakes or paint. Measure everything twice, just to be sure. After this, you will be ready to place your order.

Should You Upgrade to Commercial or Industrial Aluminum Fence Panels?

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Aluminum is a superb material for fencing. It’s tough and durable, and it is easy to install thanks to its light weight. On top of that, aluminum fence panels require virtually no maintenance. A typical homeowner has no reason to upgrade to aluminum commercial fence panels. However, they are worth considering if you have unusually high activity or traffic through your home. Otherwise, commercial aluminum fence panels are more appropriate in retail settings, for lighter industrial activities such as warehousing, and for institutions such as hospitals and schools.

Security Considerations

Aluminum offers good security and it also looks good. Looks may not matter in some instances, but if you’re running a retail or institutional operation, you want your fence to look clean and inviting, even if you don’t want people going over the top.

An intruder might sometimes be able to gain a foothold on a chain link fence, but that’s not going to happen with aluminum fence panels. Commercial aluminum fence panels have picket spacing narrower than 4 inches, and with only a few horizontal rails, there is precious little to offer a foothold.

You have a few options if you want to enhance the security of your aluminum fence. First, you can add a security mesh to both your fence panels and gates. This comes in the form of a frame to which the mesh is welded at the factory. The frame is then bolted to the fence.

If you want to upgrade to industrial aluminum fence panels, you can add curved pickets. These are curved at the top at a 51-degree angle, facing outward to dissuade most fence climbers. Industrial aluminum fence panels are the heaviest and sturdiest fence panels we offer. These come up to ten feet tall.

You can also increase the security of your aluminum commercial fence panels by ordering a style with double pickets. These are available in styles 7 and 8. With their narrow spacing, double pickets make it quite difficult for someone to scale your fence. They also keep out many small animals. You can add a dog panel to your fence to shut out even more animals or to keep your animals inside the fence. Dog panels are fabricated into the fence panels at our factory. With this option, you have an additional rail near the bottom of the fence panel; there are double pickets from there to the bottom of the fence.

Spear tops offer one more way to enhance the security of your commercial aluminum fence panels. They look nice while presenting a formidable obstacle to someone who has scaled to the top of your fence. Unlike the unsightly barbed wire you might see atop some security fences, spear tops look nice. In lighter commercial applications, it’s all about looking good while providing the necessary security features.

Installation

Commercial aluminum fence panels are easy to install. You can do it yourself or you can hire someone handy to do the job. Aluminum fence panels are lightweight and easy to move around during installation. They’re easy to trim, and they require no welding. You can generally use pre-punched posts, and when you can’t, it’s not hard to punch one out. You can erect a fence in almost any configuration. You can rack them up stairs and slopes, and you can use swivel mounts to make just about any angle.

Installing Aluminum Fence Panels is Not as Hard as you Think

 

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You should really consider installing your own aluminum fence panels. It may seem daunting at first, but remember that a large proportion of our customers do the work themselves. If you can’t do it, you can always hire someone local and handy to complete the job for you at a fraction of the cost of professional installation.

Here are some tips to get you started. You can download detailed directions from our website.

First Things First

Do some homework before you order your aluminum fence panels and install the fence. Talk to a surveyor if you have any doubts about your property line. It will be a disaster if you install a fence and then learn it is on your neighbor’s property.

Before you lay out your fence, talk to your utility company so you know you won’t be digging where they have underground pipes or electric lines.  Or go to call811.com.  Your neighbors won’t get the joke if you inadvertently cut off their power. Finally, you should talk to applicable authorities to make sure your fence complies with local laws and regulations. Note that there are probably additional rules for pool fences. If you have a community association, you should also check in with them.

If you’re putting your fence up in a grassy area, it will be much easier to mow the lawn if the pickets leave three inches of clearance at the fence bottom. As a cosmetic matter, remember to put your fence up with the screws facing inward. For planning purposes, remember to start your installation with your aluminum driveway gates or other gates and then build outward from there.

Installing the Fence

Have all of the supplies and tools you need on hand when you start the job. At a minimum, you’ll probably need a post-hole digger, a level, a hacksaw or electric saw, and a rubber mallet, along with some stakes and string or a chalk line.

You should start the installation with the aluminum driveway gates or other gates you’re including in the job. Be sure to center the gate. It’s not going to look good if your gate is a foot to one side of the center.

Mix some concrete for the posts. People usually mix it somewhat dry to help support the fence panels during the installation. Dig your post holes and fill them with concrete up to about two inches from the surface. Set in your posts, and then wait for the concrete to harden before you hang the gate.

Start to build the fence outward from the gate. Check the level of each section, and stop after every four sections and do it again.

It is easy to install the fence panels to posts. For level runs, you usually have pre-punched posts, and we include self-tapping screws to make the connections. At the end of a run, you may have to trim a panel down to fit. It’s easy to do this with a hacksaw or electric saw. In this case, you’ll have to cut your own notches in a blank post, but this is a very simple process.

Deciding Between Residential, Commercial and Industrial Fence Panels

You can buy aluminum fence panels in three grades from GreatFence.com. Residential fence panels are fine for most homeowners, but you can upgrade to commercial aluminum fence panels if you have greater than usual traffic around your home. Residential fence panels are suitable for retail and light commercial and industrial applications. Industrial aluminum fence panels, our highest grade, have the most metal in them. Choose these for the greatest security and heaviest use.

The Basics of Fence Panel Selection

You can decide which level of fencing works best for you. It’s not necessary to buy residential fence panels just because you have a residence. Make a decision based on your needs, and feel free to contact us for guidance.  Many home owners like the beefier pickets and rails on our Commercial fence panels and gates.

Residential aluminum fence panels are usually the right choice for home use. They’re designed for typical home use, such as around gardens, yards or swimming pools.

A Note on Pool Fences

You should be aware that there are specific, stringent requirements for pool fencing. Many communities have their own standards for pool fences. Pool fencing is subject in most areas to the pool fence code of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA). This code requires 45” between the horizontal rails, and it stipulates that vertical pickets must be spaced at less than 4”. The gate is subject to a minimum height of 48”. Furthermore, the gate must open away from the pool and be self-locking. The latch must be at least 54” off the ground. Check with your local authorities before you put up a pool fence.

Commercial Fence Panels

Commercial aluminum fence panels are heavier than residential fence panels. Not surprisingly, they contain 20 percent more metal. The pickets and rails are bigger, so they are stronger than those in residential aluminum fence panels. Commercial aluminum fence panels are well suited to light commercial and retail applications. You can use them for pool fences if you want a bit of extra strength in your fence.

Industrial Fence Panels

Use industrial aluminum fence panels for the greatest security and for applications with the most traffic. These panels are designed to be tough and strong and offer the greatest protection from intruders. Use these panels for schools, hospitals, retail centers, large estates and storage facilities.

Comparing Residential, Commercial and Industrial Aluminum Fence Panels

Residential aluminum fence panels usually have pickets spaced at 3-13/16”. Double pickets are available on some panels. Standard commercial fence panels have 3-5/8” picket spacing, with 1-1/2” spacing on some panels. Industrial aluminum fence panels have pickets spaced at 3-11/16”.

All of our fence panels are available in nine colors. These have either a flat or semi-gloss finish, depending on the color. Colors are not painted on; they are applied by a powder coating process that leaves a highly durable finish.

You can order various options for all grades of aluminum fence panels. Finials cap off vertical pickets and can provide a small level of security against climbers. Decorative rings are built into fence panels near the top. Scrolls are also available. Our popular dog panel, or “puppy pickets”, add double pickets at the fence’s bottom. You can also order a rust-free security screen that is mounted to a frame, which is then welded into the fence panel.

Considerations When Installing Commercial Fencing

You have numerous choices when you install a fence for your commercial establishment. When you make your decision, consider ease of installation, aesthetics, security and maintenance.

Comparing Fencing Materials

You can install a wood, vinyl or metal fence. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. We think you will see that aluminum is the best choice for many applications.

A wood fence can look very nice and it can last for decades, but keep in mind that you will need to apply a finish when you install it, and it will require refinishing every three to five years. You may also have to repair loose boards from time to time. Note that if you use wood posts with any type of fence material, they should be pressure-treated if they will contact the earth. Otherwise, you will end up with a sagging fence. The problem with wood is weather. Any kind of humidity can subject a wood fence to mold and mildew.

A vinyl fence will last a very long time, barring unexpected damage. This material is subject to damage from impacts, which could require the occasional replacement of a small part of the fence. Vinyl fencing can also be subject to dirt and mold. You may need to clean it periodically with cleaners such as soap and water and possibly more aggressive cleaners such as vinegar or baking soda. Stains can require even more aggressive cleaning.

You can’t beat stone for longevity, which can be literally thousands of years, and stone is certainly beautiful. However, stone will require maintenance over the long haul. Needless to say, installing a stone fence is quite a project. Take a look at your stone fence once a year when spring comes around, looking for loose stones and issues with the mortar.

Metal fences in general will last quite a long time. Wrought iron and steel will rust, and they are heavy, making for some difficulty with installation. Aluminum is light, making it easy to move around during installation. Commercial aluminum fencing comes in panels that are designed to easily lock into aluminum fence posts. You can trim aluminum fence panels easily when it comes time to completing a run measurement.

Security

A primary concern is often security. Let’s consider the alternatives.

A wood fence can offer reasonable security, assuming it’s tall enough. Wood may not be difficult to scale, so consider the likelihood that someone might climb over a wood fence and gain entry. Vinyl is also a less-than-optimal choice for security.

Clearly, a stone fence offers poor security unless it’s exceedingly tall, which can be quite costly. Similarly, wrought iron is generally not a good choice for security. Chain-link fencing can provide an effective barrier, but for enhanced security, you’ll have to install unsightly barbed wire at the top.

If you build it high enough, commercial aluminum fencing will present some difficulty to a climber, especially given that the pickets are spaced less than 4 inches apart.

You can add a security mesh to your fence panels and gates. We factory-weld the mesh to a frame that you bolt to the fence. If you want to step up to our highest grade, industrial aluminum fence panels, you can add curved pickets that open outward at a 51-degree angle to thwart climbers.

Installing Aluminum Fence Panels is Easier than You Think

 

If you are reasonably handy or if you know someone who is, you should consider installing your aluminum panel fencing yourself or hiring a handyman to do the job. You can certainly install your fence without hiring an expensive contractor to do the work.

Aluminum fence panels are relatively light, so they’re easy to move around. While they’re strong, you can still easily cut them when you need to trim a panel to complete a run.

Do Your Homework

We provide an installation manual on our website at www.greatfence.com. This should tell you everything you need to know to install your aluminum fence panels. We’re here if you need help. Just give us a call. You can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on our website before making the call. There is a good chance you’ll find the answer to your question there.

Once your order arrives, check that you’ve received everything, including the hardware. Review your installation in your mind, making sure you have everything you’ll need for the job. Prepare to have the tools you’ll need, such as saws and screwdrivers, on hand.

Posts and Other Uprights

Posts hold up your fence, so it’s vital to install them carefully so they’ll stand securely and bear the weight of the fence. If you’re installing your fence on the ground, you’ll be digging holes in which you’ll place the posts along with cement to secure them in the ground. On our website, you will find tables specifying post lengths according to fence panel heights. You’ll need different amounts of cement depending on the depth and diameter of a post hole.

If you’re mounting fence panels on a hard surface such as a deck or staircase, you’ll be ordering welded plates on which you will install the posts.

If your aluminum panel fencing ends at a column or a wall, you’ll need to buy mounts to attach to these surfaces. You can get regular straight mounts or choose horizontal swivel mounts for angles. This also applies if you use wood posts, which you will supply yourself. You can also get vertical swivel mounts. These are used to run panels up and down steep slopes or if your attaching a pivoted panel to an existing structure (house, building, wall or column).

Installing a Gate

You should start your project with the gates. Install these first and then build the fence outward from there. The first thing you should do is install the posts for the gates. You’ll need to leave ¾ inches of space between a gate and post so the gate can open properly. Double check the spacing, then place the hinges and drill holes to secure them. We supply screws that you will use for this purpose.  For larger gates, you’ll need account for 4 inches of spacing when using our Heavy Duty Gate Hinges.

After the gate posts are securely installed, you can start to build outward from there. Install a fence panel at the post using the pre-punched slots. We include self-tapping screws for this. After you’ve built four sections of fence, make sure it’s aligned well before continuing.

You may need a partial panel to complete a run. You can easily trim a panel with a hacksaw or any metal blade electric saw. You’ll have no notches at the trimmed end, but it’s easy to cut a notch when you need one.

Complete Your Residential Aluminum Fence Installation With an Aluminum Driveway Gate

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When you order aluminum fencing panels, you can easily add a gate for your driveway. While most people use residential double-swing gates, it’s possible to use an industrial single-swing gate that is wider than the residential gates we offer.  i.e. it’s common to mix and match 18 foot, 20 foot, 24 foot wide Industrial driveway gates with residential fence barriers.  We don’t offer a single-swing residential gate that is sufficiently wide for a driveway. Our aluminum driveway gates are great for backyards and to secure swimming pools. Keep in mind that fences and gates for swimming pools must adhere to specific safety standards and possibly additional standards according to your locality.

You already know that aluminum fence panels are light, strong and easy to install. Aluminum driveway gates offer similar advantages. Unlike fence panels, driveway gates are often set in motion, which makes aluminum especially good. Of course, our gates come in the same colors as our fence panels. You can order single swing and double-swing gates in the style you’ve selected for your fence. Like our fence panels, aluminum driveway gates are strong and durable, and they require no maintenance.

You can install an automated gate operator for our gates. Most commercially available gate operators will work.

Posts

Posts are not included with your gate purchase. You will typically need two gate posts for any gate purchase unless you plan to mount double swing gate to your own brick or cement columns. We recommend, at minimum, posts that are approximately two feet longer than the gate height if it is to be cemented into the ground. For mounting on a surface, you need posts that are just three inches higher than the gate, plus a welded plate / flange to accomplish the surface mount. We provide specific guidance on our gate and post product pages, respectively.

Dog Panels

Customers with pets often add a dog panel, frequently called “puppy pickets”, to their aluminum fencing, and you can also order this option for driveway gates. A dog panel consists of double pickets at the bottom of the gate. To add a dog panel, we fabricate your gate with an additional horizontal rail and include the double pickets underneath it.

The dog panel is not a separate product, and it cannot be added after the fact. It is an option that we fabricate into fence panels and gates at our factory. Therefore, you must order this option at the time you order your gate. Just add this option when you select your gate in our online store.

Hinges

Double-swing gates up to 12 feet wide come with two pairs of our standard gate hinges in the same color as your gate. You can order self-closing gate hinges that swing shut automatically. You can adjust the tension on these self-lubricating hinges, which are made from molded, reinforced polymer.

Installation

While you might think of your gate as the final touch in your fence project, remember that the gate is the first thing you should install. Always set up your gate posts and build your fence outward from there.

Custom Gates

We sell residential double-swing gates in standard widths up to 12 feet, commercial double swing gates up to 16 feet and industrial grade double swing gates up to 28 feet wide.  However, you can purchase a gate with a custom width. We just need to know what is called the daylight opening measurement (DLO). Measure between the insides of the existing structures to which you will mount the gate, which typically will be two gate posts. Order the next larger standard gate size. Note the DLO and we’ll take care of the rest at our US factory.  It’s that simple!

Industrial Aluminum Fence Panels Offer Ultimate Security

GreatFence.com offers aluminum fence panels in three grades. Residential fence panels are great for homes. Commercial aluminum fence panels are more substantial and are perfect for retail operations and some lighter commercial uses with higher traffic. The ultimate security demands industrial metal fencing. The heaviest, most substantial fencing we offer, industrial aluminum fence panels are meant for heavier traffic and enhanced security. Typical users are hospitals, retail shopping centers, storage facilities, industrial operations and schools. Industrial fencing can seal out all but the most determined intruders.

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A Matter of Style

Industrial metal fencing panels offer substantial security, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t attractive. When you compare them to a typical chain-link security fence, the difference is clear. Over time, chain-link fences can corrode or rust, while industrial aluminum fence panels look as good as new.

You can purchase these fencing panels in a variety of styles. These include standard flat tops, spear tops, staggered spears, concave spears, convex spears and flat top with spears. Spear tops offer an additional layer of protection from any attempts to climb your fence.

You can also choose a flat top or spear top with double pickets for a close spacing of 1-1/2 inches. Also available is a flat top with a bottom flush to the ground. You can choose a fence up to ten feet high for maximum protection, and you can custom-order double vertical pickets.

You can add a security mesh to commercial fence panels. This is factory-welded to a sturdy frame, which is bolted onto the fence. Curved pickets are popular with those desiring enhanced security. The tops of these pickets open outward at a 51-degree angle to deter climbers. This has the advantage of looking much better than other solutions, such as chain-link fencing topped with barbed wire.

Installation and Maintenance

Unlike other materials, industrial aluminum fence panels will stand up to the elements and require little maintenance. Steel and wrought-iron fences are subject to rust and corrosion, while wood requires periodic treatment. Aluminum doesn’t corrode. In addition, aluminum fence panels are not painted. Color is applied by a powder coating process that requires no upkeep.

Compared to the alternatives, industrial aluminum fencing is much easier to install. It comes in panels, so you don’t need to assemble the fence from scratch. Panel widths are easily trimmed on-site when you need to complete runs.

Posts are pre-punched for easy panel insertion and installation.  Aluminum fence panels are sturdy yet lightweight, so it’s easy to maneuver them during installation. You can purchase swivel mounts if you need to install your aluminum fence panels at odd angles.

Gates

You can purchase industrial aluminum gates for driveways and entranceways. Single-swing gates are available up to 14 feet wide, and double-swing gates are available up to 28 feet wide. A variety of locks and latches provide the convenience and security you expect. You can key these locks with the same key so you won’t need to lug around a clutch of keys for your various entryways.

A Host of Reasons for Choosing Aluminum Fence Panels

 

You can build a fence from a host of materials, including wood, wrought iron and steel. Why should you choose aluminum? Let’s drill down a bit on that topic. We think you’ll come away convinced.

Aluminum doesn’t rust or corrode like other metals, and it doesn’t require periodic treatments like wood does. On top of that, colors are applied by a powder coating process and stand up to punishment. We sell fences in nine colors and two finishes.

Wrought iron looks good, but it’s costly and prone to rust.  Steel is also subject to rust and corrosion.  Both wrought iron and steel are heavy, which makes them hard to install, especially on your own.

Aluminum Fences Are Safe and Secure

You can buy a GreatFence.com aluminum panel fence that meets the BOCA code for pool enclosures.  You can order aluminum fence panels with dog panels at the bottom to prevent pets from passing through. For ultimate security, order industrial aluminum fence panels with curved pickets. The pickets face outward, thwarting potential intruders.

Aluminum Fences Are Versatile

Our standard posts are pre-punched for quick and easy fence connection, but you can order blank posts with metal mounts for certain application needs like angles and pivoted fence panels. This allows you to rack fence panels to match slopes, hills and stairs. We can also supply the hardware to attach a fence to a structure. Our corner posts are pre-punched on adjacent sides to easily make a right angle.

Curves and sharp angles are no problem. You can place fence panels at shallow angles with prepunched line posts. Our swivel mounts enable you to form almost any angle to accommodate irregular shapes on your property.  This is done be mounting 2 panels to 2 sides of the post at an angle.

You can install an aluminum panel fence with posts set in holes in the earth with concrete.  For decks, porches and similar applications, simply purchase our deck mounts or welded plated posts and you can bolt the fence to a flat surface.

We sell aluminum fence panels in three grades. Residential aluminum fence panels are perfect for your home or pool. Commercial aluminum fence panels are made with more metal and larger members to withstand higher traffic. Industrial aluminum fence panels are even heavier and offer the ultimate security.

GreatFence.com offers a variety of gates to match your aluminum fence. We sell single and double gates in all grades, up to 28 feet wide.

It’s Easy to Order and Install Our Aluminum Fence Panels

You can order aluminum fence panels online from GreatFence.com, or call us and we will take your order over the phone. We ship most orders within 2-1/2 weeks, although certain items may take a week longer due to fabrication time. We don’t import our fence panels or gates. We fabricate all of them in our Michigan factory.

Nine out of ten of our residential customers install their own fences. You can also hire someone to install your fence. Our system makes it easy for a handy person to install our aluminum panel fences. Our downloadable Installation Manual explains the entire process.

If you run into any problems or have any questions at all, just phone us at 888-379-1312 for quick and courteous service. We don’t just sell fences – we sell solutions, and we are here to help you. We are also available online through our contact page.

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.