Just as PVC vinyl fences attempt to mimic the look of wood fencing, aluminum fences are often thought of as a substitute for wrought-iron fencing. Wrought-iron is the tougher material of the two (it won't dent as easily), but it will rust without significant maintenance on your part. Aluminum fences are less prone to rust. If a thick gauge is selected, they may excel even vinyl fencing in durability, since this metal does not become brittle in cold weather.
When you shop for an aluminum fence, check to see if it is painted or powder-coated. Powder-coating is considered a superior way to weatherize the product. Powder-coating is available in a number of colors.
Aluminum fences are a popular choice as a protective barrier around swimming pools. Vinyl is more popular in most areas for privacy fencing. Nonetheless, where privacy is not paramount, many people may prefer the satisfying feel of metal afforded by aluminum fences.
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