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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.