Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!
There is a myriad of fencing materials in the market. The most popular options tend to be timber since this material is readily available and blends well with the environment. Alternatively, you could choose other options such as steel, PVC, vinyl and aluminium. It should be noted that your choice of material largely depends on the needs you want fulfilled by your fence. Here are some of the things you need to know about aluminium fencing to help you determine whether it would be an ideal choice for your residence.
The benefits of choosing aluminium fencing
The most apparent benefit of aluminium fencing over other materials such as steel and wrought iron is its innate resistance to corrosion. You can erect this fencing and not worry about extensive exposure to the elements, as it will not be susceptible to rust. This is unlike other metallic fences that would need coating and sealing to protect the fence from water damage.
Another benefit of opting for aluminium is it is lightweight, yet sturdy. Being lightweight means you can save on labour costs from your fencing contractors as aluminium fencing is easy to install. This comes without having to compromise on the strength of your fencing, as aluminium is flexible and can withstand high winds. This makes it an economical yet durable alternative.
One thing most homeowners do not know about aluminium fencing is that it is ecofriendly. In this day and age where some people are leaning toward green living, opting for an aluminium fence would be a step in the right direction. Aluminium fencing is recyclable so you do not have to worry about contributing to the earth's pollution when you choose this type of material.
The drawbacks of opting for aluminium fencing
With that being said, it does not mean that aluminium does not have a shortfall. If you are looking to construct fencing primarily for security reasons, aluminium fencing may not be your best bet. This is because aluminium fencing is not resistant to high impact, and thus may not be your most ideal choice if you are looking to deter intruders from your property.
Who would benefit from aluminium fencing?
Aluminium fencing would be great for homeowners who are looking for a cost effective alternative for aesthetically appealing fencing, rather than security fencing. Additionally, this type of fencing is great for homeowners living by the coast, as the materials will not react to the salty air.