It seems as if aluminum is used for almost everything from patio furniture to outdoor lighting fixtures, but what makes aluminum such a popular material for outdoor fencing? We discuss the benefits in this post...
A background on Aluminum:
Aluminum is a malleable (able to be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape) metal that is used in a wide variety of applications: foils, kitchen utensils, airplane parts, furniture, fencing, and much more.
According to the fencing professionals at Aluminum Fences Direct, aluminum is 2.5 times less dense than steel, yet provides the strength needed for applications such as fencing. It is also the Earth’s most abundant metal and coming in strong as the third most extensive element overall, aluminum is utilized by many industries for its unique properties. It's these properties that make aluminum fencing the perfect solution for your properties fencing needs.
5 Benefits of Aluminum Fencing.
Cost. Aluminum fencing costs much less than other materials such as traditional wrought iron. Wrought iron fencing is fabricated with more expensive metal as compared to aluminum fences that are manufactured (remember aluminum is lightweight as well, making it easier for transport).
No Rusting and It's Easy To Clean! Aluminum does not rust like iron, which is a ferric metal which will oxidize and rust over time and exposure to the elements. Aluminum is not a ferric metal and will not rust. In addition, it is estimated that aluminum can will take over 10,000 years to disintegrate.
Very Low Maintenance. Unlike wrought iron fencing and other metals, aluminum will not need to be painted each year/often. With aluminum fencing provided by industry leaders, such as Aluminum Fences Direct, you won’t have to worry about cleaning, preservative treatments, termite protection or other maintenance needs that some other types of fences require.
Esthetics. Aluminum fencing provides all of the low maintenance and benefits listed above, with security, all while looking great! Black metal fencing is incredibly popular since it blends with almost all landscapes and is available in a variety of styles.
Security. Last but not least, security is an important benefit for aluminum fencing. After all, it is probably the reason you would have a fence installed in the first place! Wood fencing can easily be scaled and the common chain-link fencing can easily be cut (and has an unsightly look) while aluminum fencing that has spear-topped pickets is a much harder fence to climb over.
Aluminum and the environment
One of the major breakthroughs with aluminum is that it can be recycled over-and-over again without compromising quality. Furthermore, it is one of the most abundant elements throughout the planet. Pairing these factors and the performance of aluminum together makes it an outstanding choice for being eco-friendly without sacrificing performance.
Whether you’re looking to transform your yard, protect your property, or add safety to your poolside, think aluminum fencing.
We highly recommend our friends at Aluminum Fences Direct and thank them for their helpful information on aluminum!