Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about aluminum fences? We have the answers. Check out our resources below for anything you need to know about Aluminum fences.
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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 $72), can I get a Pool Fence for $72 a panel?
Actually, our Pool Fences start at $78 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.
I saw that you used to offer free shipping. Is that available any longer?
Yes, for aluminum picket fences, shipping costs are waived depending on location and amount of fence purchased. See Shipping Policy for the coverage areas.
Vendors who receive contractor pricing are excluded from free shipping.
Where is the furthest you’ve shipped a fence?
Seattle, WA is our furthest destination. Other popular states are New York, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, & Louisiana.
When you say (Shipping in 1-2 weeks), what does that mean?
If you’re ordering a residential grade, black aluminum picket fence in 4′, 54" or 5′ heights in the following styles… Floridian, Outback, Sierra, Carolina, Appalachian or Manhattan, your order will leave in 1-2 weeks. 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 or email it in on our Get a Quote page and we’ll start the order process by contacting you via email with a confirmation quotation. You can also send us a drawing of where the fence is going on your property via our Layout Form or just email us a drawing with dimensions of each straight line and we'll send a material list and price quotation of what you'll need.
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 curves, even though the sections don't bend, the sections can easily be angled in the posts up to 10 degrees per side of the post or 20 degrees if you turn the post 10 degrees first. This will 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 16″ 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 60″ tall or on gate posts unless it's a smaller gate.
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 with the sections being screwed together and the gates welded. 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.