There is nothing to stress about when it comes to the installation of aluminum fencing. It is the easiest material in fencing to install for several reasons. Even though aluminum is one of the most durable materials it still remains light weight. This makes maneuvering the fence panels simpler. Digging holes is trouble free as the posts used to install aluminum fencing are smaller both wood and vinyl posts. The panels come preassembled and since they are lightweight it moves the project along at an efficient pace. With a short list of tools your fence installation project should only last between ten to twenty hours overall.
When you begin it is important to consider that the project is not something you should rush through. It is not a process that you should look at as something to get over with. A fence should be installed with patience. Take your time to measure twice and cut once.
After you have called to ensure your fence is meeting local and state regulations it is time to start prepping the work site. Before you begin digging you will want to call the local utility companies to come out and identify where all of the underground utilities are located. Next make sure that you have identified your property lines. If you are uncertain it is important to have the property surveyed. You will be held liable if the fence is installed in the wrong location. You will be responsible for the expensive of moving the fence.
If your alumninum fence is being installed around an in ground swimming pool it is crucial that you meet with the pool installer for assistance. They can also help you to plan the installation of your fence around underground lines and pool equipment. You want the lines for the pool to be accessible without having to uproot your entire fence if repairs are needed. Removing one single fence panel is not the end of the world when looking to repair underground lines whereas an entire fence would be overwhelming. Unpack your fence and layout out the materials where they will be installed. Mark off areas that slope and that will require rackable panels. This should be done before you begin installation to ensure the right pieces are in the proper locations.
In our next installment we will talk more about the actual installation process. Half of the installation process is planning half is doing. When installing aluminum fence panels the more you plan the easier the doing will be.
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