What different styles of aluminum pool fences are available?

styles aluminum fenceFences serve a valuable function in keeping people and pets in or out. These home additions don’t have to be entirely utilitarian, however. When selecting your fence, explore the wealth of aesthetic options before making your choice. Whether you’re seeking to add an aluminum pool fence to secure your home swimming area or a perimeter fence to give your beloved pooch the run of your property, you’ll be able to find a fence that suits both your needs and your desired aesthetic. Because fences are pricey investments that are built to last, you should exercise care and consideration when selecting your fence as you won’t be swapping out this valuable addition to your home any time soon.

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Will an Aluminum Fence Need to Be Maintained Less Than Alternatives?

aluminum-fence-maintenanceYou’ve got a lot of options when it comes to fence material types, but just as with other things in life, not all fences are created equal. Before you shell out your hard-earned cash and waste time on installation, you’ve got to make sure the fence type you’ve picked is what you need and will stand the test of time. Generally speaking, aluminum is the material of choice for a durable, easy to maintain fence, especially when you compare it to the alternatives.

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How do I install an aluminum fence myself?

Installing an aluminum fence may seem like an overwhelming project, but with the right preparation and planning, it is a very manageable project that can add value and appeal to your home.

The first step in the aluminum fence DIY project is deciding what kind of fence to install. Examine your needs. Do you want a fence to keep pets or kids in the yard? Then the best bet would be a fence with narrow openings. If you are looking for a more decorative fence, then there are many options to choose from. If privacy is your concern, then a fence with solid panels is the best option. Selecting a fence that best fits the style and design of your home is also an important factor to consider.

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Is There a Safe Way to Keep My Kids Out of the Pool?

prevent child pool drowningKids and adults love splish-splashing the day away in a cool and calm pool at home. It is, in fact, because kids have a natural penchant for pools that these at-home water features, which were installed with fun in mind, can so easily transform into hazards. Invited or not, kids will want to play and swim in your pool. Sobering statistics indicate that accidental drowning remains a real problem. The Centers for Disease Control reported that between 2005 and 2009, an average of 3,533 people died annually due to unintentional drowning in the United States. That’s a staggering 10 people per day. Don’t become part of this sad statistic. Instead, protect your neighborhood children and yourself by taking measures to prevent curious kiddos from falling victim to injury or drowning in your pool by carefully securing your space.

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5 Things to Remember When Installing Your Aluminum Pool Fence

installing pool fencingWhen you install a fence around your pool, you ensure safety for kids and pets, but you also get a good-looking addition to your entire area. Aluminum materials are ideal for a fence, but require some caution and tips for getting it done properly. They are uniquely designed for home use, so you never have to worry that the fence won’t fit in. By installing the fence yourself, you save a lot of money. Here are the top five things to remember to make sure it’s done right so you won’t have to call a pro to come fix it for you.

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Are Aluminum Fences Better Than Wood Fences?

fence aluminum woodChoosing the right fence for any given property can be a real challenge. Aside from the aesthetic appeal that different materials provide, it is important to choose a medium able to stand up to the typical wear and tear of the area. The goal is to find something durable that will last a considerable amount of time.

Many people find themselves struggling to decide between aluminum and wood when it comes to fencing. Both offer benefits that home and business owners should consider. At the same time, aluminum and wood fencing both have disadvantages as well. Pricing is also something to keep in mind when shopping around. Here are some things to consider when getting ready to purchase fencing.

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How Do I Design an Aluminum Yard Fence?

design-fencingAluminum fencing is the material of choice for a lot of people, and for good reason: its light weight and durability provide a fence you can rely on for years to come. Unlike other materials, such as wood and wrought iron, aluminum won’t weaken, become brittle or rust even if it’s exposed to extremely low or high temperatures. Its innate toughness makes it an ideal choice for fencing that is relatively low maintenance after installation, saving homeowners and businesses time and money on repairs and upkeep.

Before you buy your aluminum fencing, you’ll need to decide what style and design you want to use. From functional to ornate, and from large to small enclosures, you have a wide variety of placement and aesthetic choices available. Take a look at the following design schemes to help you narrow down your search and find the fencing that best suits your needs.

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How Long Do Aluminum Fences Last?

Are you looking for the perfect fence—one that will last for many years and be pleasing to the eye—for your home or business? There are many types to choose from when selecting the perfect one for your home or business, but aluminum proves to be the material that outweighs the rest when it comes to longevity and aesthetics. In recent years aluminum fences have become one of the most popular choices by customers because this type offers the stunning appearance of wrought iron, effortless maintenance and a much, much longer lifespan. What’s more, Great Fence aluminum fences are guaranteed to last for many decades to come.

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School-Aged Escape Artists
In The UK Make Waves

Over here at GreatFence.com we just love a great fence story. It’s fair to say that our favorite hero is an aluminum fence of course, and that the fence is never the enemy. However, according to this news story about a school fence and the boys who tried to escape it, we can’t help but admire the energy and creative ingenuity of the school boys at Djanogly City Academy in the UK (Nottingham).  Enjoy.

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