Aluminum Fencing Vs Iron Fencing

Posted By Admin on 17 November 17 Aluminum Fencing,Iron Fencing

Aluminum fencing and gates are a  low-maintenance metal fencing alternative to rod iron fencing but looks similar to our many of our ornamental iron projects. Our Aluminum fencing and gates have the same visual appeal as rod iron fence; with clean lines and a sophisticated appearance. It also has the same security features as a steel fence and can be installed with spear-topped pickets as an additional security measure.

Why Chose Aluminum Fencing and Aluminum Gates?

Normally, an aluminum fence will never need any maintenance, since it will never rust or fade. The raw fence material is powder coated, which is an extremely durable and long lasting method of protecting the metal. The powder-coating process applies an epoxy or polymer-based dry powder, which is then heated and fused to the metal. The powder coating, when applied correctly, will never peel or fade. Empire Fence ensures that the powder coating process is done 100% correctly and guarantees its work.

Aluminum fencing is installed differently than rod iron fencing. Rod iron is steel and is welded together, where aluminum is assembled by snapping and screwing together. This assembly method doesn’t negatively impact its strength, but it doesn’t allow for the same design flexibility as a rod iron fence.

One unique feature of the assembly nature of aluminum fencing is the fact that it can be “raked” to accommodate any land grade changes. A panel of aluminum pickets easily adjusts to follow land contours, making installation simpler and quicker.

What About Cost?

Aluminum fencing is often a bit more expensive to install at the beginning due the material; however, longterm – the maintenance, durability, and look will stand up much better than iron fencing.  Iron Fencing will discolor and break down more quickly than aluminum.  If you are building a fence for your home, pool area or a golf-course that is open to elements or water sprinklers, we highly suggest that aluminum would be more cost effective fencing solution for you.

Looking for more information about these benefits or costs? Please talk to one our professional representatives at  Empire Fence AZ  about using aluminum or iron for your fencing project.

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