Wrought iron has traditionally been the go-to for fencing and gates.And, while wrought iron has been used for thousands of years for jewelry and weapons, it wasn’t until the seventeenth century that artisans took over wrought iron and created the highly stylized product we find today in the world of wrought iron. But wrought iron may have to move over in the fencing industry.
Aluminum is a new alternative to wrought iron fencing. Aluminum is the up-and-coming contender for building fencing and gates, because it is strong and lightweight, which makes aluminum is easy to install. In addition, it’s resistant to rust and requires almost no maintenance. All of these factors create solid economic reasons to use aluminum fencing.
Because it’s so durable, many aluminum fencing manufacturers offer a lifetime guarantee for aluminum fencing.
Many HOA’s and municipalities have regulations regarding what types of materials are permissible for fencing construction. Aluminum fencing fits in with these requirements, partially for the reasons listed above, and partly because it looks great and stays good looking year after year.
Pest and pet resistant
Pests such as termites and carpenter ants won’t invade aluminum fencing, which makes it a terrific choice for areas where those kinds of critters are a regular problem. It’s excellent for containing pets, as well, as long as the homeowner chooses spacing which won’t permit their small dog from squeezing between the slats.
Colors and spacing
Aluminum fencing and gates come in black, bronze, white, and even gold (by special order). This makes it possible to use aluminum in a variety of home and commercial situations. Picket spacing can vary depending on the need and use of the fencing.
Gates are great
Aluminum gates are sturdy as well as decorative, which adds that special feel to the section of fencing which is going to be considered most representative of your home. For the home or business owner who wants to add some pizzazz to their property but doesn’t want to replace the entire fence, aluminum is a natural choice because it blends so easily with other types of materials.
In spite of its obvious security benefits, aluminum fencing can also be blended into the yard as a decorative component. Decks, patios, and pool areas can be dressed up with a relatively small length of aluminum fencing and a short gate. Rails, finals, covers, and caps can create a unique look for the property.
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