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Aluminum fencing or iron? What are the differences?

Aluminum is a very desirable metal because it is more malleable and elastic than steel. Aluminum fencing can go places and create shapes that steel cannot, often forming deeper or more intricate spinnings. Especially for parts with deep and straight walls, aluminum is the fencing material of choice. Steel is a very tough and resilient metal but cannot generally be pushed to the same extreme dimensional limits as aluminum without cracking or ripping during the spinning process.

While malleability is very important for manufacturing, aluminum’s greatest attribute is that it is corrosion resistant without any further treatment after it is spun. Aluminum doesn’t rust. With aluminum there is no paint or coating to wear or scratch off. Steel or “carbon steel” in the metals world (as opposed to stainless steel) usually needs painted or treated after spinning to protect it from rust and corrosion, especially if the steel part will be at work in a moist, damp or abrasive environment.

An aluminum fence is durable, can be looked through, and is ideal for growing vines. However, installing it by yourself can be quite difficult – call us, and we’ll do the job for you.

What are the benefits of  iron or aluminum fencing?

  • Iron and Aluminum fences incorporate unique design elements that lend a decorative, highly artistic elegance to any property that is unmatched by other fencing materials.
  • Iron and Aluminum fences are often selected for the enhanced security level they provide. It is also a highly resilient, strong, and reliable fencing solution that is effective at safeguarding any property.
  • Aluminum fencing or iron fencing provides both a beautiful and secure perimeter for backyards, pools, and commercial properties. It truly is multi-functional.

To see what types of fences are available at Ideal Fence, visit our Fence Installation page.

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