Month: June 2023

Aluminum Fences: Pro’s And Con’s

Before having a fence installed on your property, it is important to research the different types of fencing to determine if their material and style accomplish what you are looking for. There will be different types to consider if you are looking for a durable fence vs. a fence that matches a particular aesthetic or something that is low maintenance or affordable. We have articles and information throughout our site on and off the blog to help you decide on each.  Today we will be looking at aluminum fences.

Aluminum Fence Pros

Aluminum Fences Are Easy To Install

Aluminum fence components are light, flexible, and respond well to the installation process. A professional fence company near you, like Pittsburgh Fence, can install an aluminum fence on your property pretty quickly. Aluminum fencing can also be installed on different grades of land without any gaps or problems securing the posts.

Aluminum Fences Are Relatively Inexpensive

If you are looking for a metal fence to avoid rot and maintenance, you may consider a steel fence or rot iron fence. Aluminum fences are much more inexpensive than the former two options. Building a fence out of aluminum does cost more than wood as far as installation; you will save money vs. a wood fence in installation costs.

Aluminum Fences Require Low Maintenance

Adding structures to your property can result in more maintenance and ongoing costs if you are not careful. Choosing low-maintenance options like aluminum fences and landscaping installations that last and are easier to mow around can prove to be less of a headache in the long run. Aluminum fences do not corrode like iron, and do not rot like wooden fences. There is no need to repaint them year after year to prevent them from blowing away in the wind and water over time as they degrade in the elements. Aluminum fences are basically maintenance-free and require only a hose down every month or so if you want them to stay blemish-free. If you want to put some extra work into it, you can spend some time cleaning them deeper after a harsh winter, but that is all choice because your aluminum fence will stay intact regardless.

Aluminum Fences Are Decorative And Come In Many Styles

For many Pittsburgh homeowners, a functional residential fence supersedes a fashionable fence. With an aluminum fence, you can have both! Aluminum fences come in many colors and style options that can be selected to match your home and other property design elements. Don’t sacrifice durability on a new fence, and don’t let your fence cramp your style; get an aluminum fence.

Aluminum Fences Have A Low Environmental Impact

Most aluminum fence options on the market are manufactured using aluminum that has been recycled. If your environmental footprint is a priority, take solace in the fact that you can recycle it when you are done with it years later to make a new fence for another back yard, or beer cans for having a cold one in your fenced in backyard from the comfort of your patio.

Con’s Of Aluminum Fences

Aluminum Fences Are Not As Durable As Other Options

An aluminum fence, while it requires little to no maintenance and will stand the test of time and the elements, is not as tough as a steel fence. Since aluminum is lightweight and malleable, it will not fare as well as some other fence types if you were to nudge it with a lawnmower vehicle by mistake or regularly pelt it with baseballs or rocks. Abusing your aluminum fence will most certainly result in dents or bent components if you are not careful.

Aluminum Fences Are Not Good For Security

If you aim to keep intruders off your property, or large animals in, then aluminum fencing is not for you for the same reasons listed above under durability. They are also reasonably easy to climb, and are not meant to withstand weight, or bars being bent.

Aluminum Fences Are Not Good For Privacy

Pittsburgh homeowners look to aluminum fences for style, aesthetics, and low maintenance costs. Most aluminum fences can be seen right through, as opposed to a vinyl plank fence or a wood plank fence. If you want to keep your property free from prying eyes, then keep looking because aluminum fences though stylish, bare everything in your yard to the people walking by unless you have trees or shrubs.

Aluminum Fence Installation

If you are interested in having an aluminum fence installed on your property, give us a call or fill out a form! We have been building fences for years and have made a name for ourselves around Pittsburgh! We are happy to help!