Wood or Aluminum: Which is Right for Me?

After spending months (sometimes years) of stressful time and planning, you and your loved one step outside on the deck and marvel at your new large yard behind your newly bought home. You gaze upon the neighborhood and watch the neighbors’ kids playing with pets, swinging on swing sets, and jumping in a pool. You see all this and realize you don’t have a fence surrounding your own pool, and that needs to change. But how do you decide which kind of fence is best?

Choosing a fence to surround your home’s yard may seem like an easy choice (and it can be) but there are certain factors to consider before putting the extra money down on your yard. Some questions to ask yourself are whether you’re putting a fence down for privacy or practicality, or whether you mind people seeing into your property or not. Do you want something you can paint to a color of your liking or a classier approach? Do you have a puppy that you don’t want escaping? The options are vast but straight-forward.

Weighing the Options

Fencing material is an important part of the deciding factor. Wood fencing has been around for ages but as time goes on more and more people prefer the streamlined and more modern look of an ornate aluminum fence. Naturally wood fences can provide more privacy, while aluminum fences can be sturdier and last much longer. If you have a pool a subtle aluminum pool fence can match the visual quality of your pool area and bring both elements to a heightened atmosphere.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages to consider before making the big purchase.

Choosing Cost

Price is a big deciding factor when buying a fence, and the price of labor is often a forgotten element of the equation. Since wood fencing can often involve being built from scratch, the cost of labor is much higher than aluminum fencing, which generally comes pre-built and segmented. While the cost of aluminum material is generally cheaper than wood, not all woods types are more expensive. The overall size of your yard and thus size of the fence should be considered, as the amount of material and labor can add up unexpectedly.

Maintenance

If you expect to remain in your new home for decades or longer it’s worth considering how much you want to spend on fencing maintenance in the future. Wood is a natural material that can be weathered by the elements much quicker than aluminum fencing and must be repaired or outright replaced over time. If you wish to have a fence for privacy but live in an area known for active tornadoes or harsh weather you should consider such events damaging the wood over time, especially with its predictability. Aluminum fencing can brave almost any weather and is considered much sturdier and more resistant to mold and outside forces.

Fencing your yard may seem like a stressful endeavor at first but the reality of the situation is much simpler. You have questions to ask yourself and understand your intentions with a fence, but the options are there. You’ll be looking at this fence for years, so make it something you like looking at.

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resortcommercial, and industrial applications.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://www.ifenceusa.com/.

Adding Protection and Beauty to Your Home Property with An Aluminum Driveway Gate


When choosing any home additions, it is important to display your own style and preferences.  This allows your home to truly feel like your own. Choosing an aluminum gate design for your driveway entrance is no different than selecting a style of fencing.  There are many different options to consider with custom posts, pillars, sizes, and colors. Your new driveway gate should complement your homes architecture and natural surrounding to make it a joy to exit and enter your home each day.

Posts and Pillars

No matter what style of aluminum driveway gate you choose for your home, the gate will need posts on each end to mount to. Standard posts can be ordered along with your new aluminum gate or you can add custom options such as stone pillars when installing the gate. The standard posts are typically black or matched to the color of the fence. Many homeowners upgrade to stone pillars to make a bold statement to the driveway and home. Depending on the budget, your choice of materials for a pillar can range from masonry, brick, stone, and more.

Accent Items

To create a custom look to your aluminum driveway gate, buyers can order additional accent options. At iFenceUSA there are several options such as ball caps, circles at base of gate, butterfly scrolls, or estate scrolls. Another option to increase security and ease of navigation during the dark is lighting. Lighting fixtures can be mounted on top of the columns or installed in the ground facing the gate to create up lighting. Perhaps you want to step your aluminum estate gate up another notch, add an ornamental feature to your gate such as statue or a large plant. Many specialty businesses such as golf or equestrian like to incorporate their industry into the entrance of their companies. 

Arches and Scallops

When purchasing an aluminum driveway gate, a choice on arch design has to be made. At iFenceUSA you can select from four different configurations: Horizon Straight, Regal Wave, Stonecliff Sunrise, or Stonecliff Sunset. The personality of a gate can change dramatically depending on the choice you make. Take into consideration the homes architectural elements so that your home and gate coordinate.

Choosing the Right Color

Aluminum gates in black are classic, timeless, and a traditional option for buyers. However, some homeowners like to choose more natural color options such as green or beige to match landscaping.  At IfenceUSA, there are nine colors to choose from to coordinate your aluminum estate gate to your landscape and siding.   

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resortcommercial, and industrial applications.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://www.ifenceusa.com/.



Aluminum Gate Installation Made Simple


The aluminum fence has been purchased and installation is beginning but first you must plan where to put your gate within the fence line.  We can help!

The first step after you have decided where to place the gate is to start by digging the holes for the aluminum posts for your gate. As you are digging the holes you must make sure they are wider and deeper than the holes that have been previously dug for standard posts for the line, end, and corner.   Wider, deeper holes are needed for aluminum gate posts as they will be under heavy usage.  A bigger hole will mean that more concrete can be used when securing the post itself.   When sizing the width of the hole needed for your gate be sure to make plenty of room on all sides of the post for concrete. 

The depth of the hole needs to take into consideration a number of things including the frost line, the post length, the height of the fence, and the width of the gate. Living in an area where a freeze can occur the hole for the gate post should be dug deeper than the frost line.  Having the concrete below the frost line will prevent the footers from cracking over time.  Concrete must be installed at the bottom of the hole as well as around the four sides of the aluminum gate post

Once the first hole has been dug it is time to move on to the second hole.  The placement of the second hole will be solely dependent on the width of the gate. Aluminum gates are meant to be opened and closed.  A gate that is four feet has a gate frame of only forty-six and a half inches, the inside measurement, post to post will be forty-eight inches. This gives room for the installation of hinges and latches. 

Next comes the placement of the gate posts and the addition of the concrete.  Concrete should be added to the bottom of the hole before the placement of the post.  This helps to create a strong bond between the concrete and the aluminum gate post. It is important to keep your tape measurer available so that you can make sure your measurements are accurate throughout the installation of the posts and walkway gate. 

Once the post distance is achieved and the posts are leveled it is now time to slowly shovel in more concrete.  This process should be done with extreme care to prevent the movement of the gate post.  Concrete should fill the hole up until you have reached about four to six inches from the top of the hole. On top of the concrete you will add in a final layer of dirt which is packed tightly around the post to create a sturdy base for your gate. Again, throughout this process it is crucial that you maintain proper measurements and that the posts remain level.  The concrete should be allowed to completely set up and dry before the final step of hanging the aluminum gate and the installation of the hardware.

The final step of aluminum gate installation is to determine the direction in which the gate will swing.  Outward swinging gates will need hardware to be installed on the outside face of the fence line.  Vice versa for gates that will be swinging inward.  Hinges will be first installed on the frame of the gate.  In order for even weight distribution measure from the top and bottom of the gate for an even distance for installation of the hardware.  Once the gate hinges are attached to the gate frame it is time to anchor the gate to the posts.  This is a two-person job, one person to pick up the gate and hold it to the post and the other to fasten it down.  Lastly install the latch and there you have it, your aluminum gate will be installed!

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



Choosing A Fence For Your Backyard Swimming Pool


Pool safety has become more of a hot topic in recent years.  Children are naturally drawn to the water which can be a problem when unsupervised outdoors. On average over two hundred young children each year drown because of backyard swimming pool accidents.  With the prevalence of swimming pools within the last ten to fifteen years an emphasis on regulating and implementing safety requirements is being seen across the United States.  Pool safety regulations, including the installation of fencing, have saved a number of families from experience loss through accidental drowning. 

There are three options pool owners have when it comes to installing permanent safety fence for swimming pools including: aluminum fence panels, vinyl, and wood.  Below we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all three types of permanent swimming pool fencing. 

Decorative Aluminum Fence Panels – BOCA Approved

The most popular material in permanent pool fencing is aluminum in part because it is durable, low maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing.  Aluminum fence panels are coated with a powder coating which offers extreme durability, little to no maintenance, is environmentally friendly, and comes in a number of color and ornamental options that compliment all landscapes.

Wrought iron, although similar in look, is not used around swimming pools as it is more expensive and difficult to maintain, especially from rusting.  Residential aluminum fence panels traditionally come in six-foot sections although can be customized into shorter or longer panels if needed.  In order to be BOCA approved the aluminum fence that is installed around your swimming pool must be at least forty-eight inches in height, horizontal railings must be at least forty-five inches from the bottom rail to prevent climbing. 

Decorative aluminum fencing is perfect for pool fencing when homeowners are looking for an option is pool safety fencing that is low maintenance.  It is also a great option for those that wish to see within the pool area from outside of the pool.  This works well for families with small children as a parent can visually see children playing outside of the pool in the backyard while supervising children in the pool.  The most popular option is black aluminum fencing however is offered in 8 colors and a number of decorative styles to choose from. 

Advantages of Aluminum Fencing Include:

  • Durability
  • Minimal Maintenance
  • Unobtrusive
  • Custom Heights and Widths
  • Multiple Colors, Styles, & Decorative Options
  • Open Pickets, Visible from Backyard, Outside of the Pool

Disadvantage of Aluminum Fence Include:

  • Open Pickets, Not Private

Vinyl

Vinyl is another option that can be used for pool safety fencing.  There are two options including solid privacy fencing and picket fencing.  Some vinyl panels include lattice or spindles at the top for a decorative accent.

Advantages of Vinyl Include:

  • Solid Vinyl Is Private
  • Solid and Picket Styles
  • Custom Heights

Disadvantages of Vinyl Include:

  • Only White
  • Not Mildew Resistance
  • Pickets and Rails are Bulky
  • Vinyl Sags Over Time

Wood

Wood is a popular option in fencing.  Wood has been an available option in fencing for decades.  Wood requires a great deal of maintenance when used as pool fencing.  It is a low-cost material that is highly customizable that is a viable option as a permanent pool fence when homeowners are willing to do the work to maintain it.

Advantages of Wood Include:

  • Customizable in Size and Style
  • Inexpensive
  • Able to Be Painted/Stained in any Color

Disadvantages of Wood Include:

  • High Maintenance
  • Warps and Twists
  • Not Resistant to Mold or Mildew

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



The Installation of a Driveway Gate Creates an Impressive Entry


From walkways to driveways, a gate can transform the entire look of the landscape while adding a layer of security.  Aluminum estate gates alter the aesthetics of your home.  With curb appeal being an important factor in the way your home is viewed by outsiders, enhancements that not only add beauty but also security can make a big difference. 

Driveway gates are commonly installed either to large columns on either side of the drive or to heavy duty aluminum posts that are purchased in conjunction with the gate.  Driveway gates can be installed together or separate of perimeter fencing.  The design is truly customizable to that of what each individual user desires.  For some homeowners, their property is lined with wooded acreage that makes a fence unnecessary where as others have wide open yards that they are looking to completely secure.   Before ordering it is important to have a general understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the installation of an estate driveway gate

Small Estate Gates

Not all entry gates are grand in scale.  An aluminum entry gate that compliments your home and space is what is most important.  Some entryways are small in scale and a large driveway gate may be aesthetically overwhelming.  Choose an entry gate that fits your space.  The gate should first and foremost be realistic for your situation and needs. 

There are a variety of options to choose from at iFenceUSA for even the smallest of driveways.  Although for most smaller driveways a single gate is ideal, some homeowners desire the look and function of a double gate.  It is important that once the gate is installed it is functional and that vehicles of all sizes can still access the home.  Remember that large delivery trucks will still need to make their way up your drive on occasion.  The goal is not to make your small driveway smaller with the installation of a gate but to enhance and secure the existing space. 

Extra Wide Estate Gates

What happens when you have the opposite issue and your driveway is extra wide?  Believe it or not iFenceUSA has an aluminum driveway gate that will fit any size or shape driveway or entrance that exists.  Custom gates are our specialty and can come in any of the 18 styles we offer, with an arch, without an arch, with or without ornamental metal options, you name it and we can more often than not make it happen. 

The most important factor when ordering a driveway gate, small or large, is to take proper measurements.  There are a number of guides online at our website that will help you properly measure for the gate you desire.  The first measurement that is needed is between the two stationary posts (or columns) that the new gate will be attached to. It is important not to include the measurement of the posts, only the space between the posts is needed. 

The estate gate that you choose to install is totally dependent on the type of property you have, your exact need, and the image you hope to communicate.  When it comes to designing a gate or fence for that matter, your options are endless with aluminum.  The team at iFenceUSA can help you achieve a secure, eye-catching, operational aluminum entry gate for your driveway or walkway. 

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



Aluminum Fencing: A Facelift For Your Home and Landscape


Nothing is better than adding to your homes curb appeal while increasing privacy and security.  There are a number of aluminum fence and gate styles to choose from which are far more appealing than styles of the past.  One of the best elements of aluminum fencing is the ability to be able to choose the grade of fencing from residential to industrial.  Thus, making aluminum fencing every bit as strong as you desire with unlimited customization options.  Aluminum driveway gates and complimentary aluminum fence panels are a perfect addition to any home.

What Style of Aluminum Fencing Is Right for Your Home?

It is not often that you find yourself shopping for an aluminum fence, is it?  The number of styles, features, and options to choose from when customizing your fencing choice. The aluminum fencing of today is far superior to old metal fencing of the past.  By choosing the right style, accents, and complimentary features an aluminum driveway gate and fence can completely transform any property. 

Aluminum Fence Considerations

Choose an Aluminum Fence That Compliments Your Home, Landscape, and Surrounding Property

There is a wide selection of aluminum fencing and driveway gates online, so it is simple to find a style that will enhance the exterior of your home.  iFenceUSA.com offers 18 different styles to choose from, in nine different colors, with hundreds of options to choose from to enhance the look, feel, and usability of your new fence.  Aluminum pairs well with all different style of siding including aluminum, stone, brick, stucco, wood, and more.  If your desire is to add grandeur, consider the addition of decorative post caps or an ornamental picket style in classic black.

Ornamental Aluminum Fence Accessories

Ornamental aluminum fence designs are ageless and well perceived when installed in both residential and commercial settings.  Wrought iron was incredibly popular and the appearance is often sought after in the look and feel of a fence now-a-day.  Aluminum fencing can achieve a Victorian era wrought iron fence appearance with ease with the installation of fence embellishments.  Achieving this look and feel with wood can be limited and steel can be expensive, aluminum is lightweight, affordable, and easy to install. 

Identify Your Priorities

Choosing an aluminum fence style doesn’t have to be difficult.  You can narrow down the options by identifying exactly what you want your fence to accomplish.  Are you looking for a more decorative fence to spruce up the space or are you looking to add privacy?  Is the installation of a driveway gate and perimeter fence needed as a form of security to keep people outside of your space while keeping your kids/pets secure within the property?  Once you have identified your priorities you will easily narrow down the perfect style aluminum fence panel.

Aluminum fencing and entry driveway gates not only come in a variety of styles, colors, and offer a homeowner a great deal of functionality.  The online, aluminum fencing professionals at iFenceUSA.com can help you through the entire process from measuring, planning, ordering, installation, maintaining, and more.

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



Do Aluminum Driveway Gates Need To Attach To a Fence?


Homeowners should understand that although many times a driveway gate is attached to perimeter fencing it doesn’t have to be in order to be effective.  There are a number of ways in which an aluminum driveway gate can be installed.  Matching a fence to the entrance of the driveway can be preferable however is not necessary.  There are a number of options in driveway gate installation to ensure it is not only aesthetically pleasing but also sturdy and purposeful. 

The main purpose for installing an aluminum entry gate is to eliminate access to your home via the driveway.  Just as the main purpose for aluminum fencing is to add a barrier of protection.  It works both ways, fence and gates not only keep unwanted individuals out of your space, they work to keep the ones you want in. 

No two driveways are the same. Driveways come in a variety of shapes, lengths, widths, and even terrain.    The placement of your home’s entry gate is up to you.  Some homeowners choose to put the gate at the end of the driveway, near the street, while others choose to place the gate up towards the house.  The placement of your driveway gate will depend on your preference and landscape.  

Not only is a driveway gate aesthetically pleasing adding to the curb appeal of your home, it is helpful in creating a barrier between your home and the outside world.  Curb appeal is an important element in real estate.  The outside of your home gives buyers a glimpse on what they can expect on the inside. Driveway gates bring a space all together and help to present an entrance that is welcoming while securing the property. 

Aluminum driveway gates and fencing are just one way that homeowners use to separate their private space from the surrounding public space.  This helps to create a secure boundary that also deters thieves.  Seriously, breaking into a home is a lot easier when a thief doesn’t have to penetrate through an aluminum fence or driveway gate. 

If you don’t have an aluminum fence to attach a driveway gate to, don’t fret.  There are a number of ways in which an entry gate can be attached other than to a matching fence.   Driveway gates offer additional security to homes even when a fence is not in place.  A large entry gate can appear quite intimidating.

If your landscape is not set up so that your entrance gate can be attached directly to aluminum fence panels another option to consider is the installation of stone or brick columns on either side of the driveway.  This is another aesthetically pleasing option when installing a driveway gate.  Stone or brick columns add another dimension to the landscape. 

When installing a sliding or swing gate choose a style that compliments the existing space while adding a little flare to make an overall statement.  The end goal is to find a gate that presents a cohesive look and feel to your home and property. 

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



Why Choose Aluminum Over Other Fencing Materials?


Without a doubt aluminum is the best option in fencing.  The pros will outweigh the cons in a battle between aluminum fencing and all other fencing materials, every time.  Not only is aluminum the strongest metal fence, it is affordable, easy to install, and is requires minimal maintenance to keep it looking as good as it did when it was delivered. 

There are a number of fencing materials to choose from in both commercial and residential settings, but none are as resilient as aluminum.  It is a material that has been created to withstand no matter how little or how much it is used. If you are worried about how it will withstand your specific climate, don’t be.  Aluminum fences, aluminum gates, and aluminum driveway accesses are guaranteed to withstand the elements.   The panels are finished with a special powder-coating that makes their finish fairly indestructible. Powder coated aluminum panels stop moisture, debris, chlorinated water, dirt, and other hazards from harming the metal as well as the surface.  Thus, both fencing and gates appear new even after having been installed for years.

Why Aluminum Is Better Than Subpar Fencing Materials?

There are plenty of other fencing materials that people could choose but those some with a myriad of disadvantages over aluminum.  Wood is beautiful, there is no denying that.  The disadvantages of wood however run the gamut: it is quick to rot, requires time consuming maintenance on a yearly basis, and is not necessarily strong.  Chain link is far from attractive or secure.  Its main purpose is containment verse aesthetics or security.

Why Aluminum Is the Best Fencing Material for Varied Climates?

It is important that the material you choose for fencing and gates can hold up under any type of weather that it may endure.  Whether it be strong wind, heavy rain, hail, snow, chlorinated water, salt water, freezing rain, humidity, dry arid air, or whatever else can be thrown at it, aluminum can withstand.  Aluminum comes in four grades: residential, pool/resort, commercial, and industrial.  The strongest being industrial. Industrial grade aluminum fence panels are the heaviest and most indestructible of options both commercial and residential users can choose from.  Choose the grade that is most acceptable in your application. 

Why aluminum Is the Best Material in Fencing Against Unwanted Visitors?

The reason most often given for installing a fence is security.  A fence provides the ability to keep animals and kids contained as well as keeping unwanted people and animals out.  The benefit with aluminum over other fences is that it makes entry into the area difficult.  Aluminum is not easy to scale, pushing it over is not probable, and additional pickets can be added to decrease the space between the pickets for added privacy.  Aluminum fence panels can be ordered in a number of widths and heights as well which adds to the security it provides.

The installation of a fence, gate, and driveway entry gate don’t just enhance the aesthtics of your property.  They add an element that is similar to your home’s front door; it welcomes entry to those you want and provides security against those you don’t. 

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



Creating a Standout Driveway with The Addition of an Aluminum Gate


First impressions count.  The outside appeal of your home has a great influence in how your property is viewed.  Having a functional entrance, one that stands out from the rest, is just one way to increase the aesthetics of the landscape.  A perfect way to do this is with the addition of an aluminum driveway gate.

Driveways exist for very realistic reasons. A driveway is just one avenue between outsiders and your home.  When a driveway gate is installed the access to your property is limited to only those individuals who you deem allowed to enter. We all want to keep our families safe especially when they are under our roof and an aluminum driveway gate is just one of the ways in which this is done. Thankfully the installation of a gate doesn’t have to sacrifice the beauty of your home and landscape. 

As with many purchases that can be made today, driveway gates can be bought online.  Purchasing larger scaled items like driveway gates online is not only easy but ultra-convenient as they are delivered directly to your home.   When an aluminum driveway gate is delivered to your home they will come with easy-to-assemble panels and posts.  Included will be instructions on assembly and installation.  There are several styles and types of driveway gates to choose from.  An aluminum gate can easily be chosen to coordinate with the style of your home and landscaping.  There are several ways in which you can make your new aluminum driveway gate stand out.

Aluminum Posts and Decorative Pillars

As you are shopping for an aluminum driveway gate you will start to notice that there are several different options that can be included to the gate to customize it just for your space.  Swing gate posts are a popular example of one way to really enhance the grandness of an aluminum driveway entry gate.  Stone and brick pillars on either side of the driveway are just one way to add depth and grandness to an ordinary driveway gate. 

Custom Aluminum Inlay

Inlays installed onto the aluminum driveway gate panel are another way in which you can enhance your new gate.  A custom inlay can be created in a number of different designs, from scrolls, initials, and emblems are all popular inlay options.  Many times, commercial driveway gates will be enhanced with a business logo to enrich the visit of the property.

Landscaping

The landscaping of your home including flowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and planters can be used to create interest to the entrance of your home.  Aluminum driveway gates are magnificent on their own but with the right landscaping a statement can be really made. 

Details and Colors

Similar to aluminum fence panels, aluminum driveway gates can be ordered in a variety of colors.  More often than not the gate that is chosen will match the color of the aluminum fencing around the perimeter of the landscape. Aluminum driveway gates are often ordered to match the details of the aluminum fence such as detailed handrailing, spear tops, and decorative finials. 

Additional Lighting

No one wants to enter their property in the dark.  Adding in some attractive lighting fixtures on the posts or the driveway perimeter creates a welcoming, safe entry and exit to the home.  In order to create a cohesive look, lighting can be installed to lead all the way to the main entrance. 

With a few minor choices a generic aluminum driveway gate can be turned into something extraordinary. 

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.



Choosing a Unique Fence For Your Landscape


Installing fencing in locations that blessed with slopes, hills, or any tricky landscape feature can be a challenge.  Whether you are searching for ways to keep your home and family secure or you just want to add a little privacy to your space don’t let a few complicated yard elements stand in the way of you and your new fence.

Erecting a fence can be difficult when there are unique characteristics in the landscape of the space you wish to utilize.  You may have large rocks in the way of a fence post.  Perhaps you desire to install a fence in a commercial setting, but you also need to make sure you leave space for parking and driveways. Sometimes a fence needs to be installed on an incline.  Aluminum fencing can meet the challenge that any landscape throws at you. 

Hills, Slopes, and Valleys

A landscape with lots of different land elevations is the trickiest of all to install fencing on. Not every type of fencing can handle various grades however, aluminum fence panels are manufactured in a way that installation can be done with great ease.  One of the biggest benefits that come with aluminum fencing is that the pickets are vertical and can easily be manufactured to consider the changes in grade throughout the landscape. 

Raked fencing is the phrase that fence manufacturers in describing pickets that can be adjusted for the slope of the landscape, while keeping bottom railing parallel to the ground. 

A mistake that is commonly made by homeowners is installing the posts and fence panels on a slope instead of adjusting the fence panel to the slope.  Aluminum fence panels should be parallel with each being installed right next to one another. When planning for and ordering your aluminum fence, gate, and accessories it is important to choose the correct heights and adjust for various slopes, hills, and valleys in the yard.  The height of the fence panels that are ordered will differ depending on where in the landscape they will be installed and the landscape imperfection that is found.

Stepped fencing is another way in which unique landscapes can be addressed.  Stepped fencing is when aluminum fence panels are installed right next to one another, with the tops making a step design instead of being parallel with one another.  When stepped aluminum fencing is chosen over rackable fencing the bottom panels may create a triangular gap where the fence doesn’t completely reach the ground.  The stacked aluminum fencing option doesn’t work if you are trying to enclose a space to keep small pets from escaping. Consider the goal for fence installation when determining if stepped or rackable aluminum fence panels are is the right option for your landscape needs.

Tight Spaces and Corners

Tight spaces and corners are not an issue when fencing with aluminum.  Even narrow corners can be fenced with ease when installing aluminum fence panels.  This is accomplished in two different manners, one through bypassing the corner all together, the other by stopping the fence a little short.  It is important to make sure that there is not too much space between posts on these tricky corners as it can be off putting aesthetically.  The vertical pickets have a way of pulling together the look of fencing even with the trickiest of tight spaces and corners.

No matter the situation or layout of your yard or landscape setting we have a solution for your needs!

iFenceUSA is an online distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, and industrial installation.  As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fencing products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.  More information can be found online at https://ifenceusa.com/.