April 3, 2021

Aluminum Fence: Affordable Elegance!

Whether you want to install a new fence around your business or in your backyard or are looking for a good replacement for your older fence, be sure to consider the strong yet affordable aluminum fence. This type of fence not only gives your space a traditional and high-end look but also is far more affordable than its cousin, the wrought iron fence. With this choice, you will enjoy simple maintenance, a long lifespan and an easy installation process even if you are surrounded by hilly terrain.

The Benefits of Choosing an Aluminum Fence

Although there are many fencing styles that can be useful in a variety of situations, an aluminum fence from Reliable Fence may be the best option for you if you are looking for a strong and long-lasting fencing solution that will fit well into your budget. In many cases, an aluminum fence looks quite similar to the wrought iron fence, which is one of the oldest types of fences that has been used for centuries. Although aluminum has not been used for that many decades, it still provides many of the same advantages that wrought iron does and brings along some of its own benefits as well. Here are just a few of the many benefits you will gain when you install aluminum fencing on your property.

Classic Look

As mentioned, aluminum fences look incredibly similar to traditional wrought iron fences and can create a classic, timeless look on any property. With straight, tall spokes and beautifully customized details, this fence looks great around traditional homes, downtown businesses and anywhere else that an elegant look is needed.


Despite the fact that aluminum fencing looks so similar to wrought iron fencing, it is sold for a fraction of the cost. It is not nearly as difficult to produce aluminum fencing as compared to wrought iron or steel fencing. In addition, because it is so lightweight, aluminum is easier to transport and install. All of these considerations help to keep costs lower than you may have imagined. Aluminum is a budget-conscious way to add security to your yard.

Environmentally Conscious Choice

Aluminum is quite easy to recycle. Although your fence will last for years, you do not have to feel bad about replacing it when the time is right. Sometimes, you may even be able to purchase aluminum fencing that is made from recycled materials. Another way that aluminum is an eco-friendly choice is that it will not have to be painted frequently. This reduces the amount of chemical fumes that make their way into the atmosphere.

Easy Installation

Once you decide that you want a new fence in your yard or around your business, you do not want to have to wait for weeks or even months to get the look that you want. Aluminum is easy to install, and experts from Reliable Fence can usually get you exactly what you want in a very short time. Plus, aluminum fencing is rackable, which means that it is easily installed on hilly areas. Because aluminum can follow the slope of your yard, you will not have to worry about unsightly gaps in your fence.

Easy Maintenance

Although aluminum fencing may give you the look of wrought iron for a fraction of the price, it does not come with the loads of regular maintenance work that wrought iron does. Aluminum will not rust or corrode. Your fence will already have a protective coating on it when it is installed. Once it is installed, all you will have to do is wash and hose it clean if it gets dirty or dusty.

Improved Safety and Security

Even though aluminum is far lighter weight than wrought iron or steel, it is still quite sturdy. It holds up well in all types of weather, and its smooth surface with pointed spokes makes it a great deterrent for potential prowlers. It also cannot be easily cut. Whether you want to keep children and pets in your yard or keep burglars out, an aluminum fence will give you the peace of mind you crave.

Highly Customizable

Aluminum fences come in a wide range of colors and styles, letting you choose the perfect look for your yard. Whether you need a modern design or prefer a traditional look, aluminum can match the surrounding architecture. While Reliable Fence offers a wide variety of styles that we already have in stock, we can also work with you to create a customized look.

Choosing Aluminum Fences Over Other Materials

There are certainly plenty of fencing materials to choose from these days, but we believe that aluminum fencing may be the best choice for your family or your business. Aluminum fencing materials have improved greatly over the years. Today, they create a gorgeous look that is virtually indistinguishable from wrought iron fencing from a distance. Thanks to aluminum’s more affordable price, it is a great contender for those concerned about their budgets.

Unlike wood and wrought iron fences, aluminum will need virtually no maintenance. Once it is installed, you can basically forget about it other than to rinse dirt off it and to keep plant roots away from the posts. You will love not having to worry about rust that can significantly damage iron or steel fences.

Aluminum fences also offer a beauty that is often not seen with wood, vinyl or chain link fences. The customization options available today let you style a classically beautiful fence. Although aluminum fences are not usually as private as some vinyl and wood fences are, they let in plenty of light and breezes to create a welcoming yard. They are also still highly secure and strong despite their lighter weight.

At Reliable Fence, we are eager to answer any questions that you may have about aluminum fencing and to help you know whether it is the best choice for you. By determining your goals for your property and your ideal look for your home or business, we can point you in the right direction. However, we believe that aluminum fencing is a great option for a large number of consumers.

Customization Options for an Aluminum Fence

Much like other fencing types, aluminum fences can be highly customized depending on the look you want in your yard or around your business. From classical and aristocratic designs to modern and whimsical looks, aluminum can be easily molded into a variety of shapes. Although aluminum is not quite as customizable as wrought iron is, you will still be astonished at the many choices available to you these days.

First, you will need to consider the size of the fence that you want. Although most fences are 4, 5 or 6 feet tall to create a more open look, you may want to consider a 7 or 8-foot fence for more security, especially if you own a business. While most aluminum fences are installed with posts placed directly in the ground with cement filling the holes, some can be installed on top of previously laid cement barriers, adding to the height of your fence.

Second, you can choose from different panel widths. Most aluminum fences designed for residential yards are sold in 6-foot panels with five-eighths-inch pickets. However, fences designed for commercial spaces are usually sold in 8-foot panels with three-fourths-inch pickets for improved durability.

Third, you can choose from a variety of colors. Of course, the most popular color for aluminum fences is black, but these fences also come in white and gray along with a variety of metallic colors, including bronze, silver and gold. The color you choose should offset your home or building to create a cohesive look.

Fourth, you will most likely want to add a gate to your aluminum fence. Although you can opt for a simple gate with an easy latch, you may also want to consider a taller decorative gate or even a security gate that opens automatically.

Finally, you will want to consider the decorative flourishes that will be added to your fence. Some fences are kept quite simple with two or three horizontal bars and narrow pickets with spikes, spears or finials on the top. However, there are plenty of other flourishes that you can use to create a one-of-a-kind look for your yard.

Most aluminum fences can be categorized either as flat top or non-flat top fences. The most popular option for aluminum fencing is actually the flat top, which has a smooth horizontal rail lying across the top of the pickets. The pickets beneath the top can be further customized into different shapes or heights.

However, you may want to consider aluminum fencing without a flat top. The spiked pickets running across the top of the fence can come in many different designs or heights to create a concave or convex appearance. The main posts may have decorative caps placed on them to match the pickets.

Although aluminum fencing is rarely thought of as providing much privacy, there are a few options that are sold in solid panels to keep prying eyes off your property. If privacy is a high priority to you, ask an experienced professional from Reliable Fence about this option.

Aluminum Fence Installation

The first steps of aluminum fencing installation include planning the layout, determining where fencing will go and taking measurements. During this initial consultation, we will find out exactly what you are looking for so that we can create a fencing plan and leave you with an initial estimate. Once we know what you want, we can either schedule an installation time or order the necessary materials if you opt for a customized look.

Once the materials arrive, installing the fence does not take long. We will take down any old fencing materials if needed and will determine exactly where the new fence will go, marking the area carefully. Then, we will place the end and corner posts, using a power auger to dig the holes and placing quick-drying cement around each post. Once these are in, we will place the rest of the posts, measuring carefully so that there are no mistakes. The aluminum fencing panels are incredibly easy to place once the posts are in the ground. Finally, we will hang the gate and clean up after the project.

At Reliable Fence, we take care of every step of the fencing installation process for you. You will not have to worry about anything except making some stylistic choices. Our goal is to create a seamless process that does not interrupt your life and that leaves you with gorgeous fencing that you will be proud of for years.

Aluminum Fence Maintenance

The great news is that your aluminum fencing will require very little maintenance over the years and should last between 30 and 50 years. If a part ever breaks or is bent, we can help with necessary repairs to keep your fence in great shape.

All that you will have to do is keep the fencing clean of dust, dirt and grime that may stick to the fence over the seasons. Simply hose down the fence or scrub it clean with a soft cloth or sponge and some mild detergent. You may also need to clear plant roots away from the fence posts in the spring or clean up leaves and debris from around the fence in the autumn. Thanks to the protective finish already installed on all of our aluminum fencing, you will never have to worry about rust or corrosion.

Choosing an Aluminum Fence from Reliable Fence

Although you have plenty of options for fence installation in our area, we know that you will be happy that you chose Reliable Fence for your aluminum fencing project. We have helped home and business owners install and repair all types of fences for almost 30 years. Our expertise and knowledge of the newest fencing options will help you get the look that you want for your yard.

Whether you need a very large fence for security purposes around your business or a decorative fence on incredibly hilly property, we are experts at working on even the most challenging terrains and can ensure that the finished project looks incredible. To that end, we offer a 1-year satisfaction guarantee.

If you are ready to get started with gorgeous fencing that will beautify your yard, create a safer environment and last for years, contact Reliable Fence to learn more about aluminum fencing. Our fencing experts will be glad to tell you more about what we can offer and can set up an appointment with you at your convenience.