Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Aluminum Decorative Fences

Black aluminum decorative fences have the look of a wrought iron fence with added advantages. Aluminum fences resist corrosion, are lightweight for easier installation and, unlike wrought iron or wood, never need to be repainted or re-stained. Various styles and options are available to suit most residential or commercial needs. Aluminum fencing gives the look and feel of wrought iron without the cost and maintenance. Does this Spark an idea?


Aluminum fencing is made from an aluminum alloy, and is powder-coated to cure the paint finish onto the aluminum. This creates a long-lasting finish resistant to scratches, rust and extreme weather conditions. Fences are assembled using stainless steel screws and powder-coated accessories with the same resistant qualities. Many manufacturers offer lifetime warranties against chipping and cracking. The low maintenance costs make aluminum fencing an affordable alternative to wrought iron and wood.


Various styles and grades are available for aluminum fencing, making it suitable for both residential and industrial use. Aluminum fencing provides low-maintenance security for public or commercial properties. And it is increasingly popular with homeowners in search of attractive, maintenance-free pool or yard fencing. It is a suitable choice for older homes, where wrought iron fencing was traditionally used.


Manufacturers of black aluminum fencing offer a variety of styles. Spindles are available with flat tops or spear tops in various designs. Fencing panels can have a convex or concave pattern, a staggered top or flush. They may have two rails or three running the width of the panel. Panels can also alternate spear top and flat top spindles. Fence posts also vary in style, allowing for customization.


Most fencing is prefabricated in 6-foot or 8-foot panels with predrilled holes for bolts, making it easy for the experienced homeowner, with proper tools, to install. However, inexperienced homeowners, or those with tough soil conditions, are advised to hire a professional for installation. Because of the ease, installation costs are relatively low.


Most manufacturers offer walkway or driveway swing gates in matching styles. Walkway gates are commonly available in 3-foot and 4-foot widths. Driveway gates can be custom fit. Options for both walkway and driveway gates include arched tops, self-closing mechanisms, double gates and electronic gates.


Popular manufacturers of aluminum fencing include Jerith, Ultra, Ideal and Age Craft. Homeowners can view styles from these manufacturers and others at local showrooms or online. Local showrooms have the advantage of allowing the customer to view the product and options up close. Sales people are on hand to answer questions and guide you through the process. Online showrooms may provide convenience and less sales pressure.

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