Aluminum Fencing – Top 5 Problems and Solutions

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Are you ready for a beautiful black fence around your yard or swimming pool? Here are the problems with aluminum fencing… or better yet misconceptions people have about aluminum fencing.

Rest assured that the modern black aluminum fence resembles black wrought iron fencing so much that people often confuse the two fences. Knoxville fence company installs beautiful aluminum fencing in multiple styles to meet the homeowners specific needs.

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Aluminum Fence Rusting

Have you ever seen Black metal fence rusting, or how about your grandparent’s black metal handrail?  Shocker alert! That black metal is wrought iron and it definitely rusts.

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Black aluminum fencing is designed to match the beautiful wrought iron look without the rust. It is aluminum and a physical property of aluminum is that it CANNOT RUST!

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Aluminum Fence Doesn’t Meet Pool Code

YES THAT IS TRUE & NO THAT IS FALSE!

While some Knoxville fence company aluminum fence styles do not meet code specifications we have several styles that definitely meet Knoxville pool code requirements, and Knox County pool code requirements, and Blount County pool code requirements, and Farragut pool code requirements.

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painting your aluminum fence

Knoxville fence company uses aluminum fencing that is powder coated under high heat producing thermally bonded paint to aluminum. You already know that aluminum cannot physically rust, now you know about the paint. This paint is SO DURABLE that it carries the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty!

What is a powder coat? A powder coat is a method of applying a special protective color finish to metals on aluminum fences and gates. Electro-statically charged powder is applied to the metals first. Then the metal is placed into an oven where those powder particles melt into a smooth finish that bonds with the metal. In this way, it is not truly a “paint” job. One of the overlooked benefits of powder coating vs. paint is that, with powder coating, there is no wet paint evaporating into the air around it. This makes an eco-friendlier process for coloring your fence. The powder coating process forms a chemical bond with the aluminum, making it a much safer and smoother form of paint than work applied by spray or by brush – and it is a lot less work. Not only is it less work to get colored initially, but it also has a protective coat that keeps your fence from rusting. Your powder coating can be easily cleaned with mild soap and water, and with occasional care, it will last for years.

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What does this mean for you? It means maintenance free fencing! No more sanding, priming, and painting.

What if you scratch the paint? Simple fix with touch up paint!

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Limited Style OPtions

With the four basic styles of aluminum fencing, Lancaster aluminum fence, Inverness aluminum fence, Aberdeen aluminum fence, and Oldcastle aluminum fence you can build off of these to create the fence to meet your specifications.

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Change height, add pickets, change locations of picket heights gives lots of variations. However, I find that the simpler the aluminum fence is the easier it is to blend in the surroundings. After all your fence should not stand out, it should compliment your home, pool, landscaping.

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Aluminum fence can’t go up hills

RACKING! That is the ability for aluminum fence to lean matching the slope of the yard. So YES! Knoxville fence company installs aluminum fences on slopes.

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Aluminum Fencing is Expensive

To get better perspective aluminum fencing is less expensive than wrought iron fencing, and in the long term (10 years) it is cheaper than wood fencing.

How is that possible? Wood fencing will need staining to keep up appearance about every 3 years so in 9 years you will have paid more than double the cost of the wood fence.

Knoxville fence company installed aluminum fencing is maintenance free, meaning no painting. You have a manufacturer written lifetime guaranty.

And lastly aluminum fencing installed by Knoxville fence company has the highest retained value over 10 years of any fence…over 65% of original value.

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How Long Can I Expect My Aluminum Fence to Last?

Great question! With your knoxville fence company aluminum fence installation you receive a written manufacturers lifetime warranty. What does that mean? Most manufacturers lifetime warranty covers a period of 30 years or more. Click here for aluminum warranty sheet. Courtesy: Eastern Wholesale Fence

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Aluminum fence value in 10 years

Compare to natural fence products like wood which are reaching the end of their lifecycle in 10 years. Knoxville fence company installed aluminum fencing retains over 65% of original value! Think of another home improvement that keeps value like that. Add to this that you have had no maintenance costs over those 10 years like with wood fencing and your value increases more.

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Is aluminum fencing GREEN?

YES! Your aluminum fencing installed by knoxville fence company will outlast a similar natural wood fence 8 to 1!

Think of all the wood fences NOT going to the landfill. 

Aluminum fencing is powder coated paint for a lifetime warranty…means no extra paints, or sealers.

Knoxville aluminum fencing is recyclable! So nothing is going to waste.

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Summary

In conclusion aluminum fencing installed by Knoxville fence company is a great value now and in the long term. It is maintenance free, holds it’s value over the long haul, it is environmentally green.

Call us to discuss your current or future aluminum fencing project. We are happy to discuss your project even if it is a year out. For pool fencing it is best to get ahead of the construction and get initial impressions. Swimming pool designs may change and layouts may change too.

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