Residential aluminum gate and fence posts
While most US jurisdictions require that your fence and gate posts be cemented 2 feet or 3 feet into the ground, it is always best to check your local building codes for this information. Contact a local authority or you may be able to easily find this information via an internet search.
Posts surface mounted w/plate must be 3 inches longer than the height of your fence / gate. This allows approximately 2 inches of clearance (spacing) between the bottom of the fence panel / gate… and the ground.
STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS are automatically included in your order based off of how many rail to post connections you have irrespective of whether you’re using punched posts OR Blank Posts + Mounts.
Blank posts and mounts
Blank Posts and mounts are used for transitions, stair stepping fence panels, angles and heavy racked panels or stairs.
Fedex / UPS will not ship any post 8 feet long or longer; therefore, any shopping cart with a post 8 feet long or longer will trigger an LTL Freight shipping fee in your shopping cart.
Residential Line Posts, End Posts, Corner Posts, T (3-Way) Posts, and “punched” Gate Posts
*Residential Line Posts, End Posts, Corner Posts, T (3-Way) Posts, and “punched” Gate Posts are factory routed based upon your specific residential fence panel and configuration. This design makes for a very easy, DIY fence installation. You simply insert the horizontal rails of your fence panels into the routed holes and then set each panel-to-post connection with stainless steel screws automatically included with your order. You do not need to purchase mounts for these posts. Line Posts, Corner Posts and T (3-Way) Posts can only be punched for 1 fence panel with 1 configuration. i.e. if you’re connecting multiple heights of fence panels, you’ll need to order Blank Posts + Mounts to connect them together. Posts can be easily trimmed, from the bottom, on-site if necessary. You can also make slight angles with our routed line, corner, end and t (3-way) posts. When you insert a panel into the routed post, you can turn the panel left or right about 8 – 10 degrees and then “set” your panel-to-post connection with the self tapping screws. Any angular connection that is more-than-slight, will require you to use Blank Posts + Horizontal Swivel Mounts.
Blank posts are not routed. These are used for transitions like angles, hard angles, stair stepping fence panels, connecting 2 different height panels to 1 post and for connecting heavy racked fence panels for steep slopes and stairs. Blank posts require you to purchase mounts which are not automatically included with your purchase. Blank Posts + Straight Mounts are used for stair stepping fence panels. Horizontal Swivel Mounts are used for making angles and hard angles. Vertical Swivel Mounts are used for connecting heavy racked panels for steep slopes or stairs. We also include 2 stainless steel screws with each mount purchase. For regular angles, let’s say up to 25 to 30 degrees you can use swivel mounts on 1 side of the post and straight mounts on the other side. However, for harder angles, especially 45 degree angles, you must order 2 sets of swivel mounts for each post. Example: you’re ordering our Style 4 fencing at 48 inches high (no puppy pickets). So, you have 3 horizontal rails in each panel. And, you need to make 1 angle at 45 degrees. In this scenario, you will order 1 Blank Post + 6 horizontal swivel mounts. For more information, see: Angles. Finally, mounts are metal and powder coated the exact same finish as your post(s) and are very easy to work with and install.
Straight, horizontal and vertical mounts
Straight, horizontal and vertical mounts can be purchased without posts to connect our fence panels to your own, existing structure(s): house, building, wall, column, or wood post. However, you will need to purchase your own anchor screws, locally, based upon the type of material you’re mounting to. This is very common for applications where you have fencing going between decorative columns. It’s also common to use mounts to connect one end of a fence panel to your house, in lieu of using an end post. You can use an End Post; however, some homes have a footer which makes it difficult to install a post next to the structure.
If you are purchasing residential fence panels or gates, only order from the Residential Posts menu. Same with Commercial Industrial. This is done because there are limitations to which posts you can use for fence panels and which posts you can use for gates. If you mix these up, we’ll have to cancel and refund your order and your order will need to be resubmitted.