It is severely surprising that aluminum fencing is one of the most popular types of fencing – it is versatile, attractive and long lasting. Aluminum can be used effectively for both commercial and residential use and is specifically designed to effectively contain a pool, animals, or property; in fact, its most popular uses are for backyards and pools. Apart from being strong and secure, it also looks good – many homeowners choose it for its visual appeal and its ability to last, as well as its need for almost no maintenance.
Aluminum fencing comes in four basic standard grades, and although its most popular use is for pool and backyard privacy, it can be used just about anywhere. The four grades are classed as residential, residential wide, commercial and industrial and they differ in the number and size of the pickets. As the name suggests, for most home use, residential is more than adequate. This product is also available in varying heights, depending on your preference and individual needs.
There are several advantages to aluminum fencing. It is often more affordable than some other types – a big advantage if you have a lot of property that needs to be enclosed. They are designed for residential use are usually less expensive than those that are designed for industrial use, as they are made from a lighter gauge aluminum. Aluminum also tend to last longer than a wood, which is more prone to weathering and at some point will have to be repaired or replaced. Also most aluminum fencing comes with a powder coat finish, which eliminates the need for painting and reduces the chances of the rusting, unlike iron options.
Aluminum is considered to be more attractive than other types of fencing, providing an effective way to enhance the appearance of your property and to help increase its value over the long run. It is available in a wide range of colors, styles and sizes and also comes with matching gates of different sizes and various ornamental extras, such as scrolls, rings and even solar light caps. It can also be adapted easily to your needs such as to provide railings for balconies and decks, or to fit stairs.
Aluminum is essentially maintenance free and it will not rust or weather like other types of fencing. It also does not chip or crack easily and another big advantage is that it is lighter than wood or wrought iron, making it not only easier to install, but to carry as well. Prefabricated aluminum fencing is now popular and broadly available, which is even easier to install, even on land that is sloping or hilly. It is widely used on commercial and residential properties all over the country, and meets the approval of most homeowners or community groups.
It can be difficult to choose the right type of fencing for your needs. However, if you are looking for fencing that is both durable and attractive, as well as being inexpensive and easy to install, aluminum fencing is an obvious choice.