Aluminum Versus the Competition
Aluminum isn’t your only choice in fencing materials, but we think it stands up to the competition. Don’t just take our word for it; if you do some research, we think you’ll see the advantages of aluminum fencing panels.
You have a choice from many materials if you are shopping for fencing. Needless to say, we prefer that you opt for aluminum. However, to be perfectly honest, competing materials have their own advantages, and one of them might prove best for your application.
While shopping for fencing, you might find an advantage in steel, wood, vinyl, wrought iron, chain link or some other type of fencing. Research your options and do what is best for you. We think aluminum fences have enough unique advantages that many potential customers will buy from us. However, in the end, we want everyone to do what works best for them.
Steel is the ticket if you want strength, but it comes at the price of susceptibility to corrosion and rust. Steel can work well if you have to rack your fencing for a slope or stairway. It is not good for self-installation because of its weight. Aluminum and vinyl are much better in this regard. Steel can be costly, and it is not as versatile as some other materials. Finally, a steel fence doesn’t always offer great privacy and it’s much harder to work with.
Wrought Iron Fences
You can’t do better than wrought iron if you want a traditional-looking fence. However, it can be quite heavy, and the material is naturally prone to rust. Shipping costs can be extraordinary. Wrought iron can be expensive, especially if you include the cost of installation. Few people are going to go the DIY route with wrought iron, and that means you’ll be hiring a crew to do the work. Unlike our aluminum fences, wrought iron doesn’t come in panels that are easily erected.
Chain-link fencing is priced reasonably, holds up well and requires little maintenance. It will rust, however. Chain-link fences are fairly easy to install, although they are considerably heavier than aluminum fences. The knock on chain-link fences relates to esthetics. They just aren’t stylish or pretty. That can be fine for a factory, but it’s not so great for a home in a leafy subdivision. When it comes to security, chain-link fencing is not hard to climb. You can top it with barbed wire, of course, which brings us back to esthetics.
You can buy various styles of vinyl fences. It’s a strong, durable material, and it holds up well to the elements. Vinyl is light and easy to install. It is prone to dents and dings, so you might have to repair or replace small sections occasionally. Vinyl can also offer good privacy.
Wood certainly looks good, and everyone likes the natural look. It’s not hard to rack a wood fence for slopes or stairs, and it’s a great choice for privacy. Wood is somewhat heavy and unwieldy for DIY installation, however, and it can require some carpentry skills depending on the nature of the fence. Wood requires periodic maintenance, such as wood treatment and staining.
Aluminum is an economical alternative, and our aluminum fencing panels are made for DIY installation. We offer a number of styles so you can find the right one to suit your needs. Aluminum requires very little maintenance, and it holds up well to weather. We offer several colors and finishes, plus a host of options to make your fence more secure.