What are the Advantages of an Aluminum Fence?

aluminum fence milwaukeeAluminum fences can give your home an “old-world” feel without all of the problems and issues that come with a wrought iron fence. If you enjoy the look and feel of aluminum you may be pleased to discover that the material offers lots of other advantages as well.

First, aluminum never rusts. Wrought-iron fences rust because they’re iron, but aluminum has no such problems.

Wrought-iron is a little tougher in that it’s harder to dent, but that’s relative. However, they’re both metal. Neither one of them dent that easily in the first place.

In fact, some scientific estimates say that aluminum takes over 10,000 years to disintegrate. Now that’s a fence with some staying power!

You also never have to paint or stain an aluminum fence if they’re done correctly. You in fact don’t have to get out there with any kind of a protective coating.

That is, of course, assuming that you’ve chosen the right kind of aluminum. Some aluminum fences are merely painted.

Painted aluminum is not nearly so maintenance-free. If you get the wrong kind of aluminum fence then you’ll eventually have to re-paint it.

At A-1 Fence, however, we choose powder coated aluminum. That means your fence has all the weatherization it needs from the moment we put it in the ground for you.

Don’t worry about missing out on color, either. Powder coated aluminum fencing comes in many different colors.

Aluminum fences are also “rackable.” This means that they can follow the natural curve and contour of the land without a problem.

Do you have a yard with lots of hills, slopes, and dips? Then this might well be the right type of fence for you simply because you won’t have to deal with gaps at the bottom of your fence.

Other types of fences are not rackable. There are a few solutions that we can use to handle a curvy yard, but few of them are as elegant as simply going with aluminum in the first place.

Finally, aluminum fences are secure, which is what makes them such excellent pool fences. It’s simply much harder to climb over an aluminum fence, especially if you’ve opted for decorative spear-tops.

We’ve installed many fine aluminum fences in Menomonee Falls, Glendale, Mequon, and elsewhere in the Milwaukee metro area. Call us today if you’d like a free estimate!


  1. Duncan Lance says:

    There are a ton of advantages to choosing to use an aluminum fence on your property. As is pointed out by the article, one of the bigger advantages is the fact that aluminum does not rust. This means that your fence will last much longer and require much less maintenance over time.

  2. Anthony A. Simpson says:

    During manufacturing aluminum fencing is cover with powder paint coating. That’s way it fuses the paint to the metal surface, so that the fence will last for decades without showing wear. We do not need to repaint or re-stain an aluminum fence.

  3. I like that you talked about how secured aluminum fences are because they are harder to climb which make it an excellent choice. My parents are interested to install a fence in their yard to prevent their pets from escaping their house. It’s important for them to choose a type fence material that’s difficult to climb in to ensure that all their pets are going to stay in their yard. I will make sure to share your blog with my parents so they can consider aluminum fencing.

  4. It really is nice to know that aluminum fencing can come in different colors. After all, I think one of the biggest reasons people tend to avoid them is because they think of big, plain metal bars. However, if aluminum fencing can be colored through powder coating then that makes it much easier for people to match to their houses.

  5. Kyle Winters says:

    Wow, I had no idea that there were so many benefits to choosing an aluminum fence over an iron one, so thanks for covering that in the article. I am absolutely blown away by the fact that it takes 10,000 years for it to disintegrate. If it takes that long to wear down naturally, I can’t even imagine how durable it is against other forces of nature like storms or corrosion.

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