Lower Price Means Lower Quality
When compared to an iron fence, you’ll see a drastic difference in the price tag. Iron will pack much harder of a punch on your bank account as the material for your home or property fence. This will lead to the conclusion: “an aluminum fence costs less, so it must be a lower quality product than iron or another, more expensive material. This is false. Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals on earth, so financially, it makes sense that it costs less by the pound than rarer metals. It also has a few qualities that allow the metal to stand the test of time. Aluminum has the incredible ability to be recycled over and over again without losing quality or strength. This means that creating something (a fence) out of aluminum, costs less, leaves a smaller carbon footprint, and can be repeated almost at will.
This lower price tag is, no doubt, an appealing alternative to iron and other metals, but does the quality match these other metals? In short, the answer is no…aluminum does not match the quality of these other metals, it exceeds them. The strength to weight ratio of aluminum is like no other metal on earth. This is the reason why aluminum is the major component in spacecraft, aircraft, and vehicle manufacturing. If NASA trusts aluminum to get its astronauts to the moon, then we trust it to keep the rabbits out of your garden and nosy neighbors out of your business.
When it comes to upkeep, you will be hard pressed to find a better solution than an aluminum fence. Aluminum has anti-rusting and anti-corrosion characteristics that allow it to withstand the elements, lawn clippings thrown from your Zero-Turn, and the urine from your dog as he marks his territory. An iron fence on the other hand, will rust as soon as moisture finds its way through a crack or chip in the fence’s paint. An aluminum fence’s paint coat could be cracked, flaky, and flat-out missing in several sections, but the metal underneath will not give an inch in integrity.
We hope that the dispelling of this first “myth” about aluminum sets your mind at ease. As we dive into the others, the truth should set your mind at ease and help you make an educated decision on material you should choose to surround your home or property.
The Installation Process is Difficult And Complicated
This myth is easily dispelled because it quite simply is not true. There are few materials on this earth that are easier to install in the form of a fence than aluminum. Its lightweight characteristics make the panels easy to transport with virtually no risk of injury. The nature of our fences also allows for “self installation”. Obviously, you could have it installed by a professional if you have little faith in your own ability for one reason or another, but honestly, installing your aluminum fence is no more than a weekend project. Our panels also require no special equipment or training, so all it requires is a bit of sweat and maybe a bottle or two of sunscreen.
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Aluminum Fences Cannot Provide Adequate Security
With its lightweight characteristics, it is easy to come to the conclusion that aluminum will not provide a suitable barrier for your home or property. However, you’ll be happy to know that this myth is about to be busted. Like we mentioned earlier, aluminum is used in airplanes and other vehicles not only for its lightweight capabilities, but also for its protection against the outside world. Our aluminum fences will provide a suitable barrier for your home or property. If you browse through our selection of different designs for our aluminum fences, you’ll be able to find the best selection for your individual needs. After doing that, you’ll be able to easily install it and have a high standard of security and privacy.
We hope that this blog was helpful to you in proving some of the most common aluminum fence myths to be nothing more than fiction. Our mission is to not only provide you with a quality product that will last the lifetime of your home or property, but also to be completely transparent with our service. Please browse through our website and take a look at the wide variety of colors, styles, and techniques found with our aluminum fences. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through our website or shoot us an email. We also have a phone number if you prefer to speak to one of our trained professionals today!