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When it is time to fence in your yard or secure your business, you want a fence that not only looks amazing but also gives you the security and peace of mind that you need. Plus, you want an affordable option that will fit well into your budget while lasting for years without need for expensive maintenance or replacement parts. If this is the type of fencing that you have been looking for, an aluminum fence from Reliable Fence may be the best choice for you.

Most aluminum fences are modeled on the same designs and styles of the much older wrought iron fence. While wrought iron has been used for centuries, aluminum is a far more modern development, well-loved because of how light-weight it is. Today, it is a popular choice among many home and business owners for the following reasons.

First, an aluminum fence often looks strikingly similar to its more expensive cousin, the wrought iron fence. It is a highly decorative fence. At first glance, you may not even be able to tell the difference between these two fence types. However, a closer inspection will show you that aluminum is a lighter-weight and smoother alternative. It creates a classic look around your residential yard or business while costing far less than a wrought iron fence would.

Second, you will love the easy maintenance that goes along with the aluminum fence. Unlike iron, aluminum will not rust, meaning that you will not have to spend hours scraping your fence down with sandpaper every year. All you will have to do is keep the area around your fence clear and keep plant roots and stems from wrapping their way around the fence and the buried posts.

Third, you can be proud of your choice of aluminum because this material is easily recyclable and typically comes from sustainable sources. Some new aluminum fences are actually made from recycled aluminum. Plus, when the time comes to repair or replace your fence, you can rest easy knowing that old parts can be recycled and made into new items. In addition, you will not have to paint your fence frequently, eliminating many of the chemical fumes that would otherwise get into the atmosphere.

Fourth, aluminum fences are easily rackable. This simply means that the aluminum can adjust to the exact topography in your yard. Unlike some fence types that may leave unsightly spaces in between their bars as they slope down a hill, aluminum will be able to be placed even on moderately steep hills, creating a gorgeous, smooth look around your entire yard.

Fifth, aluminum fences provide you with a great sense of security in your yard. Although they are light-weight and are not quite as strong as wrought iron, their pointed bars are not easy to climb, nor is the fence easy to cut. This can serve as a great deterrent to prowlers and intruders while still providing a great way to keep unwanted animals out of the yard.

Finally, at first glance, aluminum fences can look much the same as wrought iron fences. While they may not be quite as highly customizable because the material is not as malleable as iron, aluminum fences typically come in the same basic patterns. They still create a classic look that is quite similar to those fence designs found hundreds of years ago in aristocratic settings. In addition, aluminum fences now come in more modern and casual styles to fit with your goals.

Installation & Maintenance

In general, aluminum fence installation is easy, especially if you trust the process to the experts at Reliable Fence. We will begin by scheduling a consultation with you at your property. This will give us a chance to learn more about what you want from your fence and to measure your property. We will also discuss any customization options that you want at that time while also discussing gate options and locations.

We can usually begin work on fence installation quickly once the materials arrive. You may need to wait a bit longer if you have ordered a customized fence. Once on site, we will begin by plotting exactly where the fence will be placed. We will place stakes and string to ensure a straight line.

Next, we will install the main fence posts. Starting with the corner and end posts is ideal before placing the intermediary posts. To do this, we dig deep holes where each post will go, place the post, ensure that it is plumb and pour cement around it. Once the cement is completely dry, we can place the aluminum panels. This is simple as the panels easily slide into place and can be connected with brackets and screws.

You will be glad to know that your aluminum fence will require very little maintenance. In fact, most years, all you will need to do is clear away leaves, plant roots and other debris from the fence before washing it down with a hose. You may want to scrub it lightly with a soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent if it looks particularly dusty or dirty. The finish on professional aluminum fence panels and posts resists rust while also resisting damage or color fading from the sun.

Types of Aluminum Fence

Aluminum fences come in a variety of different types, making them perfect for front yards, backyards and businesses of all types. You may notice a difference between residential-grade and commercial-grade aluminum fences. Picket sizes for residential fences are generally five-eights of an inch wide, and the panels are 6 feet long. For a commercial fence, the pickets are usually three-fourths of an inch wide, and the panels are 8 feet long, providing greater strength and security.

The types of aluminum fences are often distinguished by whether or not they have flat tops. The flat top is by far the most popular style, and it usually includes tightly placed pickets with a flat horizontal rail on top of them. A variation on this theme is the flat top with spears, which has a flat top along with spears that do not quite reach the top horizontal bar.

Of course, you could also choose a fence that does not have a flat top at all but rather is finished with decorative pickets that are often topped with gorgeous finials or spears. These pickets may appear in alternating patterns or may have a convex or concave shape on top to add interest to your fence. For a more decorative look, you may also want to consider a style with additional horizontal rails. Not only will these add strength to your aluminum fence, but also they will create more interest for passersby. Most of the time, the bottom rail will be placed approximately 3 inches above your grass or landscaping to make it easier for you to mow or trim.

You may also want to add specialty post caps to your main vertical posts. You might want a standard flat cap or a more decorative ball cap. Some caps even have solar lights pre-installed for a unique touch.

Finally, consider the aluminum privacy fence. Although the majority of aluminum fences come with narrow pickets, some are sold in solid panels that will keep prying eyes off your property. These may also have decorative work along the top rail.

Aluminum Fence Customization

Much like a wrought iron fence, an aluminum fence can also be customized to meet your exact needs. From custom aluminum panel width to decorative changes, the professionals at Reliable Fence can help you get the look you want. While black aluminum fences are most frequently seen, they also come in an array of other colors, including silver, bronze, gold and white.

The standard aluminum fence is 4 to 6 feet tall although you can purchase taller options for greater security. Some fences are installed directly into the ground while others are placed on top of decorative stone or cement work.

Highly decorative versions may have scrollwork, finials, post toppers and decorative gates to create a more traditional look. Some even have picket toppers that point outward, giving your yard additional security as no one will want to risk climbing that.

You may also want to customize your fence with a security gate, which can be opened manually or automatically. Some gates come with rounded tops or with increased decorations to set them off from the rest of the fence.

Aluminum Fence VS. Other Fences

The aluminum fence is a strong competitor with many other fencing styles these days. Even with the gorgeous looks of the wrought iron fence and the more affordable price of the vinyl fence, aluminum is a smart choice for a wide variety of consumers. As you are trying to make your decision, consider the following points of comparison. In addition, you are invited to ask Reliable Fence any questions you may have as our dedicated team of customer service personnel is eager to assist you.

First, you will want to compare the aluminum fence to its toughest competitor, which is the wrought iron fence. Stylistically, the aluminum fence often looks much the same as wrought iron from a distance although it does not usually have quite as much scrollwork and extra designs. However, aluminum is far lighter weight while still providing plenty of strength for almost any need. This makes it more affordable. Plus, it needs virtually no maintenance and will not rust.

Next, you will want to compare the aluminum fence with another contender made of metal. The chain link fence may be nearly as strong, but it is lacking the beauty that is an integral part of aluminum fences. Surprisingly, aluminum is typically easier to maintain because chain link can eventually rust. Aluminum fences may also be more secure as they do not have as many easy toeholds for potential intruders.

Aluminum fences are also a clear winner when compared to wooden fences. While wood fences may be able to provide the privacy that you want at a more affordable price, they are lacking in most other ways, including beauty, strength and longevity. Although most wood fences do not last longer than 20 years even with solid maintenance, your aluminum fence should be able to last from 30 to 50 years.

Finally, you will want to see how aluminum and vinyl fences compare. Both are quite strong and come in at similar prices. They both come in a variety of styles and colors, although aluminum usually offers more design possibilities. While vinyl fences can provide a high level of privacy in your yard, an aluminum fence can create a more spacious and welcoming design.

Although there are many types of fences that could work well in your yard, we at Reliable Fence believe that an aluminum fence should be a strong contender in your eyes. We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have as you make your choice.

How Much Does a Aluminum Fence Cost?

Aluminum fencing costs a moderate to high amount compared to other top fencing types. It compares well with vinyl fencing, coming in at an average price of $22 per linear foot. More ornamental panels could cost up to $40 per linear foot, however. In some cases, aluminum fences are purchased in panels, with 6-foot panels costing $60 or more. In addition, you will need to consider the cost of installation, which can run between $15 to $40 per linear foot. This can bring the cost to approximately $2,000 to $3,500 for the average 100-foot backyard.

There are numerous variables that could affect your price. You will want to consider the time of year for the installation, the shape of your yard and any difficult terrain that professionals from Reliable Fence will be navigating.

Why Choose Reliable Fence Company?

Although you have many choices when it comes to fencing installation professionals in the area, we know that you will be completely happy when you choose Reliable Fence. Our professionals are experts when it comes to understanding modern fencing materials and knowing how to create a sturdy and reliable fence even on steep slopes or rocky terrain. With our 1-year satisfaction guarantee, you can rest assured that you will love the final product.

Reliable Fence has been in business for nearly 30 years, and we have installed, repaired and replaced hundreds of fences for home and business owners during that time. We would love the opportunity to show you our dedication to customer service and expert workmanship. Schedule an appointment with us today to get started.

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