Ornamental fences have been used throughout history, from ornately carved wood to panels of elaborate iron work. While vintage ornate fencing options are beautiful in appearance, most do not offer qualities that would appeal to today's busy families. If you are interested in installing a fence that will offer beauty while being better suited for today's home fencing needs, here are some important reasons to consider the installation of an ornamental aluminum fence.
Very low maintenance needs after installation
No matter how attractive the finished fence is, some types of ornamental fencing products can require significant maintenance to keep them strong and looking their best throughout their lifespan. Wood fencing materials, even treated varieties, can fade and experience other damage from exposure to the elements, as well as attract unwelcome damage from insects. Even the strongest steel or iron fences can also require frequent maintenance in the form of paint or other coatings to protect them from corrosion and rust. Ornamental aluminum fencing, however, is not subject to these types of damage and cannot be damaged by insects like termites and carpenter bees.
Durable construction suitable for sloped properties
Fences must be durable in order to resist the potentially damaging effects of weather, wind and other factors, yet offer an attractive appearance once they are installed. Unlike ornamental wood and iron fencing, aluminum offers homeowners the ability to overcome the potential issues involved with installing the fence on sloped ground. In fact, most types of ornamental aluminum fencing can be custom engineered to allow it to hug the contours of the ground, even when heights vary by several inches along the panels. Homeowners who install ornamental aluminum fencing can usually avoid having to make landscaping changes to provide a level surface for the installation of the fence.
Ability to replace and recycle damage panels
Aluminum offers durability that can withstand wind gusts and many other types of damage but if a panel does become damaged, homeowners will find that replacing the panel is easy to address. Manufactured in carefully engineered panels, fence contractors can easily remove and replace a damaged section without having to remove or alter other portions of the fence.
Additionally, homeowners who want to protect the environment can feel good about selecting an ornamental aluminum fence for their home because each panel can be completely recycled into new fencing panels or other aluminum products. To learn more about ornamental aluminum fencing, homeowners should make plans to contact a reputable fencing contractor in their area like Ornamental Design Ironworks Inc.