Aluminum Fence Myths and Misconceptions
So, you are purchasing a backyard fence and you are thinking about aluminum fence options. What is the real truth about aluminum fence and what are the popular aluminum fence myths and misconceptions concerning this great looking backyard fence? Check out the article below for the most popular myths.
Aluminum Fence manufactured and built in the United States adheres to stringent quality control for the aluminum extrusion in the aluminum fence and the paint bonded to that fence.
Aluminum Fence Myths #1- STEEL STRONGER THAN ALUMINUM
Wow! This is the most popular myth about the aluminum fence. Aluminum is lighter weight than steel so the impression is that steel is stronger. So for the strength to weight ratio that is simply not true. Steel will be stiffer than the aluminum and that is the difference.
Aluminum Fence Myths #2- LONGEVITY – HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Aluminum Fencing will last longer than the average person lifespan!
Aluminum Fence Myths #3- ALUMINUM FENCE COSTS MORE THAN WROUGHT IRON FENCE
Actually the cost of wrought iron fencing is in the extra labor to build that fence. Wrought iron can be assembled in the shop but still has to be welded to the wrought iron posts on the job site. Then the job site welds needs to be cleaned, primed, and painted with several coats. All this adds to the cost of the wrought iron fence. Aluminum fence will not require any special on site fabrication.
Aluminum Fence Myths #4 – ALUMINUM FENCE RUSTING!
A popular myth that all metal will rust. Aluminum physically cannot rust. It is a scientific certainty that aluminum will not rust. Aluminum storm doors with the mill finish (silver look) from years ago would get a pitting film on them exposed to the elements. Once that top coating appeared that was all the aluminum did. Painted aluminum does not even have that pitting effect. Newer technologies warranty the paint job on aluminum fencing for 30 years to a lifetime!