If you are currently in the process of evaluating your options for adding a fence to your property, aluminum is a material that may be an excellent choice. While aluminum fencing is highly versatile and affordable, it is not as well-known to homeowners as wood and vinyl options.
Will Custom Aluminum Fencing Be Suitable For Securing A Pool?
One of the most common reasons for homeowners to add custom aluminum fencing to their property may be to secure a swimming pool. This can be necessary for the safety of your family members as well as to reduce the liability of others falling into the pool or using it without permission. Homeowners might assume that aluminum will not be a suitable material for these fences due to it being vulnerable to corrosion. In reality, aluminum fencing will be protected with a coating that will keep it from corroding. You will want to periodically rinse the aluminum fencing so that you remove any chlorine or other pool chemicals that may have gotten on it as they can degrade the protection that this coating provides.
Are Aluminum Fences Difficult To Install?
Due to the fact that an aluminum fence will be made of metal, a homeowner might assume that it will be heavier and more difficult to install. This may seem like it would make sense, but aluminum is actually a light material. In fact, it is even lighter than some types of wood. This means that there will be limited changes that will be needed in order for the soil to accommodate the new fencing. Typically, these fences will only need to have the posts anchored with a small amount of concrete in the posthole, which can make it this option suitable for almost any soil conditions.
Can You Paint Your Newly Installed Aluminum Fence?
Homeowners will usually have an aesthetic that they are striving to achieve with their property. As a result, they may want to paint their newly installed fence so that it will match this look. Aluminum fencing can be painted, but you will need to use paint that is designed to be used on metal surfaces. Incompatible types of paint will not properly bond to it, which can lead to peeling. You may also choose to have the aluminum fencing coating in vinyl that is the color you are wanting. This will be more durable than painting it yourself. However, this can make changing the color of the fence more difficult as you may need to remove this vinyl coat before a new one can be applied.