Aluminum Fence – Make it Last Even Longer
If you are considering buying an aluminum fence, or if you already own an aluminum fence, then this article is for you. For current owners, you already know about aluminum’s incredible benefits and longevity. It’s incredibly resistant to weather (UV and moisture), doesn’t rust, and doesn’t warp or chip. Overall, it’s a great material for protecting and enhancing your home.
Aluminum fences don’t need much in the way of attention. Nonetheless, there are certain things you can do to maintain your fence and its splendour, which I will explain below.
If you have not ordered your fence yet, try to get it powder coated. This will add a strong polymer skin to the outside of the metal, giving it even more durability and elegance. I highly discourage people from using liquid paint on an aluminum fence, it just does not last.
This is a tip for look rather than maintenance. Trim your bushes back away from the fence. Aside from the chance it could get tangled in the fence (which can be a pain) it also hides your otherwise beautiful exterior addition to your home.
Avoid the fence with the lawnmower or weed eater. Particularly watch out for stones that can get thrown at your fence and chip your liquid paint job (again, get powder coating).
That’s it. The thing that makes aluminum fencing so great is that there really isn’t much to say about maintaining it. Aluminum is truly the only choice for long term home owners. It is cost effective, light weight, and easily formed into exquisite shapes and styles. Security and elegance, everything you could want from a fence.