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What are the Advantages of an Aluminum Fence?

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An aluminum fence offers several advantages over traditional wood, wrought iron, and galvanized steel fences. The primary advantage of an aluminum fence is its ability to last for decades without rotting, rusting, or fading. This type of fence is also typically less expensive to purchase and easier to install than other fences and damaged components can be replaced individually. Aluminum fences are also available in different colors and styles and can be custom designed to match the surrounding architecture or landscape. These fences are manufactured in residential, commercial, and industrial grades and generally carry a lifetime warranty as well.

Aluminum fences do not rust or rot like other fencing materials and almost never need replacing. The fastening components for these fences are either rust-proof stainless steel or fiberglass. These fences are also powder coated to maintain an attractive finish throughout their lifetime. Aluminum fencing is usually less expensive to purchase than other materials, and its lightweight qualities can significantly reduce installation labor costs. Aluminum fencing is also more easily installed on uneven or sloping ground than traditional fencing due to its adaptable design. The maintenance-free materials in an aluminum fence help to further reduce its overall cost.

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In addition to being easy to install, aluminum fences also tend to be very simple to repair. A single damaged component can be repaired without replacing an entire section of fence. This feature makes repairs less costly than other types of fencing.

A wide variety of colors can be used in the powder finish of an aluminum fence. Aluminum fences can also be designed to either match or compliment certain architectural styles. Various adornments such as picket tops and ornamental gates are also available to further enhance the appearance of an aluminum fence. Combining certain styles and colors can also make aluminum fences blend into the surrounding landscape more easily than ordinary wooden variants. This type of fence is generally fade resistant and rarely needs refinishing.

Aluminum fences are manufactured in residential, commercial, and industrial grades, with residential being the least expensive. These fences are manufactured to meet Building Officials Code Administrators International (BOCA) safety requirements, and their rust-proof qualities tend to make them a good choice around swimming pools. Aluminum fencing materials and fastening components typically carry a lifetime warranty against chipping, cracking, peeling, and other workmanship defects. Additionally, these fences require virtually no maintenance or repairs after they are installed.

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