The Powder That Makes Your Fence Strong
Aluminum fencing panels are made with a fantastic finishing touch: a powder coating that adds strength to the fence, protecting it from damage.
When you think of powder, you probably think of a substance made of fine particles similar to flour. Now imagine something seemingly so small and brittle having the ability to strengthen industrial and commercial aluminum fencing! Something so small really does have this power: the powder coating that comes with your aluminum fence.
Aluminum fencing is made up of vertical pickets and posts, all put together with horizontal bars that give it a sleek and classic look. These pickets and posts are made into easy-to-assemble panels that can be ordered online and delivered right to your door. The panels and posts come in their finished state, which includes the powder coating that keeps it safe, strong and looking great.
Why Powder Coating?
With all this talk about a coating made of powder, it’s time to look a little more closely at what this all means. The powder part of the coating is made from particles that are electrostatic. These are melted on top of the panels and posts. The color you choose for your fence is done at the same time, so it’s like a one-stop shop for the color and coating. These particles that have been chemically bonded to the fence are going to keep the aluminum from beginning any oxidization process.
Powder coating offers great protection for the aluminum metal below, but there are bound to be scratches or dents for nearly every property owner, especially commercial and industrial properties, due to the heavy use and large machinery or equipment that could be on site. To keep your fence and its powder coating in top shape, it’s important to do a thorough cleaning and check it from time to time, especially after a long winter season.
To clean a powder-coated aluminum fence, you only need to wash it with a rag and mild soap and water. Dirty fences can benefit from a power washing, but there are no fancy chemicals or cleaners needed. During this washing, it’s a great time to keep an eye out for any dents or scratches that might need a quick fix with some aluminum fence paint.
Keeping up Appearances
You might think that a special coating being sprayed all over a fence and its parts would mean there are less options for the overall look of the fence, but the great thing about this powder coating is that you still have a multitude of options when it comes to style, color and design.
The first decision to make is whether you want to have a specific color or a more basic color, like black or white. Depending on the property type and the styling of the rest of the outdoor spaces (including any buildings on the property), some people choose a specific color for the fence and gates. To take it a step further, you can even choose a shiny or matte finishing. For examples of the finished product’s color and design, you can look through images online or get around the neighborhood to see different colors and styles in action.
A powder coating can clearly do wonders for residential, industrial and commercial aluminum fencing. Choosing aluminum for your fencing material means getting a material that is built to last. With such easy upkeep, it’s hard to pass up using aluminum for your next fence project.