Advantages and Disadvantages of Aluminum Fencing

Advantages of Aluminum Fences


Aluminum fences are very cost-effective when compared to fences made of either steel or wrought iron. Aluminum is cheaper to manufacture and is a lot more readily available making it more affordable. An aluminum fence would have a higher upfront cost than a wood fence; however, it will not require regular maintenance and upkeep costs making it a cost-effective long-term investment on your property.

Low Maintenance

Aluminum fences require very low maintenance over their lifespan and this is due to the powder paint coating applied to it during its manufacture. The paint is fused with the metal and this protects the metal for decades to come without showing wear.

To keep it clean, you only need to hose it down occasionally unlike with a wood fence where you would require a sealant, a preservative, and some paint or stain.


The versatile qualities of aluminum mean it does not rust and this makes it particularly ideal in locations that are more susceptible to corrosive materials such as swimming pools. Aluminum fences do not rot or fade under the constant onslaught of moisture, sunlight, snow, hail or ice. Insects such as termites or ants also do not damage your aluminum fence.

Aluminum fences are durable and will last for a long time giving you value for your money. Steel fencing, on the other hand, will need to be inspected periodically for any corrosion and touched up when necessary.


Among the many properties of aluminum is its ability to adapt to different landscapes and slopes of the land. Aluminum fences are able to fit your precise requirements without gaping holes or ugly gaps.

An aluminum fence is able to curve with the slope of the landscape thus creating a more polished appearance and preventing pets and other small animals from slipping beneath the surface.

The uses of aluminum fences are also varied. They do not just serve aesthetic purposes but they also provide practical uses such as acting as a barrier for pets and children around a hot tub or pool to prevent accidental falling. They can also be used to confine certain activities within a specific space and their durability ensures that they remain securely fixed in the ground.

Environmentally Friendly

There are options for aluminum fences made from recycled materials and these are great for the environment. These products are environmentally friendly and still maintain the strength, durability and versatile benefits with regards to strength and quality of aluminum.

Disadvantages of Aluminum Fences

Installation Process

The process of installing an aluminum fence takes a somewhat longer period than other fencing types. The aluminum fence requires its posts to be anchored in concrete and bolted using brackets. Aluminum fences also take longer to be delivered, typically 2 -3 weeks after an initial order is made. In addition, the concrete needs a 3-4 day wait period to properly set.

Security and Privacy

Aluminum fences are ideal for locations whose security needs are moderate. Steel fences are much stronger for standing up against breach attempts and severe weather. An aluminum fence is also see-through so for those who prefer lots of privacy, this is not ideal.

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