Frequently Asked Questions
Does DIY (Do-It-Yourself) mean that anybody can install it themselves?
We’d have to say no. The sections are pre-assembled, but if you don’t know how to dig 2′ deep holes with a 6″ diameter that are spaced 72.5″ on-center, then you should probably hire someone to do it for you.
You mention (Starting at $42), can I get a Pool Fence for $42 a panel?
Actually, our Pool Fences start at $53 per panel for our 4′ tall Floridian. As you can see, this too is very affordably priced.
How far do you deliver to?
We’ll send our aluminum fences anywhere in the continental United States, but for logistical reasons, states west of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois may have higher shipping costs. We’ll include these costs with your free estimate.
How about Vinyl Fence?
Due to the extra size and weight of vinyl fencing, we can only offer free shipping on vinyl fence to North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia for vinyl fence orders that are greater than $3300.
Where else do you offer free shipping?
For aluminum fencing, we can offer free shipping on any order in excess of $3300 that are in Eastern or Central time zone locations. (for example: Texas, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Maine and more.
Where is the furthest you’ve shipped a fence?
Believe it or not, Oregon City, OR is our furthest destination. Other popular states are New York, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, & Louisiana.
When you say (Shipping in 5 business days), what does that mean?
If you’re ordering a standard height, black aluminum fence with 4′ or 5′ wide single gates in the following styles… Floridian, Outback, Sierra, Carolina, Appalachian or Manhattan, your order will leave in 5 business days. Then add 2-3 days in transit depending on where you’re located.
How do I place an order?
Either fill out the Order Form and fax it in and we’ll start the order process by contacting you via email with a confirmation quotation or send us a drawing of where the fence is going on your property via our Layout Form, and we’ll send you a complete material list and price quotation.
What is the importance of sending a layout form?
The importance is that every fence and every backyard is unique. The Layout Form allows us to provide an accurate quote that lists all the material along with any freight charges if your order does not qualify for Free Freight. Orders that do not qualify for free freight are based on weight and shipping zip code, not total price.
Can the fence curve?
If your fence line bends, the sections can easily be angled in the posts up to twelve degrees to follow most curves. For a very tight curve, just cut the sections in half and put another post between the two sections. The sections themselves cannot be bent without ruining their structural integrity.
Can fence follow a downhill slope?
Most of our standard aluminum fencing sections can follow the contour of the ground. This is called either raking or racking. The fences drop about 19″ over the 6′ length of a section. If a greater slope is needed, sections can be specially fabricated as “double-punched sections” allowing up to 29” of slope over a 6’ span for no additional charge. Not all styles can be raked so stepping is required. See diagram of Rake & Step.
Can the fence attach to brick columns or the side of my house?
Yes, we have wall mount castings that allow the fence sections to connect to any flat surface. These fit over the ends of the rails and attach to the flat surface with two screws. We also have adjustable wall mounts if you need to come off the flat surface at an angle up to 45 degrees.
Can the fence mount on a patio/deck?
To fasten a post onto a concrete slab, we recommend that you core-drill the concrete if at all possible. We do offer deck mount castings and welded mounts, however, they should not be used on fences over 48″ tall.
Can I use these products as railings?
No! Our fences are not designed to be used as railings and we will not warrant their use as a railing. Fences are built with a vertical load bearing system, not horizontal like railings.
Are sections & gates assembled?
All sections & gates are shipped assembled. Certain styles require finials and/or loops to be installed in the field.
How tall is the actual fence?
Except where it is noted, the fence height is the actual length of the pickets. The post usually extends an inch or so above the pickets.
Are latches and hinges included with the gates?
Self-closing and self-latching hardware are included in the gate prices, except for Pool Code gates, as they require Magna Latch’s (Meets Pool Barrier Safety Codes).
What size gate opening do I need for my gates?
Our swing gates are sold by their opening size, so a 48” gate fits into a 48” opening between posts. The gates will hang flush with the face of the hinge post and latch onto the face of the opposite post. Usually an extra 1/4″ added between posts is a good idea… making it 48 1/4″ opening for a 4′ wide gate.
How do I make a double-drive gate?
Any two gates can be combined to make a double drive gate that include a drop rod at no charge. Double gates are also made to fit a given opening size, so a 12’ double drive gate will fit inside a 12’ opening. No need to add the 1/4″ though.
Do I need gate posts on both sides of a gate?
Yes, heavier posts are needed to both support the weight of the gate and to withstand the constant impact when the gate latch closes.
How do I attach the fence to the deck around a pool?
To fasten posts to a concrete slab, we always recommend that you core drill the concrete. If this is not feasible, then you may be able to use our deck mounts. These aluminum castings fit around the bottom of a post and secure it to the ground. For a more solid connection, welded deck mounts are also available at a slightly higher cost. For either connection, you must supply your own four stainless steel bolts (Red Heads) to attach the deck mounts to the concrete itself. Do not use non-welded deck mounts on fences taller than 4′ high or for gate posts as they will fall!
Pool Fences, Residential and Commercial Fencing
If you have any questions, please give us a call! We are here to provide you with the exceptional products and services you deserve. From pool fences to commercial and industrial fencing, we have the right style for your project.