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Security FenceAlthough aluminum fences don’t need much upkeep and are quite sturdy, there are certain things you’ll want to keep in mind to avoid damaging the fence.

Your commercial fencing in aluminum will last for quite some time without even a thought of cleaning it or needing to do any maintenance. Keeping your fence in like-new condition means keeping it safe from anything that could damage it and taking care of it with a little bit of upkeep from time to time.

Seasonal upkeep

From time to time, it will be important to do some light cleaning to keep the special powder coating in the best shape possible. This is especially true if you have harsh summer weather with lots of sunshine and sea salt spray from nearby oceans, or tough winter weather with freezing temperatures and salt from thawing sidewalks and roads. To clean the fence, just use a mild detergent and soft cloth, followed by a good rinse of the hose. Yes, it’s that easy! This will help your fence stay damage-free even in the harshest elements.

Watch large machinery

Commercial properties often have large trucks or other heavy machinery coming and going. Help protect your fence from any damage to the fence panels and to the all-important powder coating by finding ways to stop any machinery from getting too close. This could be with strategically placed shrubbery, sign posts, or even a different colored fence to help it stand out. If it is inevitable that machinery or vehicles will come in close proximity to your fence, be sure to check the fence’s coating from time to time to see if there are any nicks or scratches that need to be fixed.

Replace parts when needed

As with many home features, some kind of wear and tear will occur. For aluminum fencing, this often surrounds any gates or entryways, especially with the locks and hinges when the doorways are used frequently. Once a year, check that the screws are all tight and that the hinges are in good repair and don’t need to be oiled. Checking on these few items will help with any damage control each year, keeping your fence and gates in good working order.

Ensure it’s put up right the first time

Commercial fencing in aluminum can only really showcase its strength if it is erected properly from the beginning. Digging properly sized holes for the posts and measuring out the panels correctly can go a long way toward keep the fence standing tall for years to come. Imagine you cut a few corners during installation. Don’t presume that just because the fence is standing that it is going to last. Follow all of the instructions to the letter, and if you ever have any questions, just ask one of the fencing specialists at the company from which you bought the panels for help.

Purchasing and installing your own commercial fence can be a rewarding do-it-yourself job. Erecting the fence is the hard part, while maintaining it is the easy part. Just be aware of any large machinery that would go near the panels, replace any parts of the fence that have a little more wear and tear than others, and don’t forget to give the powder coating a little TLC from time to time. With these tips, you are sure to have a fence in excellent condition and looking its best.