Fences made of aluminum are almost always “picket and rail” style. They are assembled with 2-3 rails (horizontal members) and a varying amount of pickets (vertical members) depending on spacing.
All aluminum is powder coated prior to being installed, standard colors are white, black and bronze. All heights are available up to six feet for residential applications.
Aluminum fences are perfect for pool enclosures and high-end backyards
This type of fencing material is a perfect fit for your South Florida property, especially since most houses in Broward and Palm Beach counties either have a pool or are located on a waterway. Aluminum fences and railings look much more modern and high-end than chain-link, which make them a great alternative when you are attempting to give your property an elegant look. Read more about the specifications and advantages of aluminum fencing below.
Mechanical aluminum fencing
This is the standard type of aluminum fence. Mechanical fencing is assembled using special screws that attach pickets to rails, and rails to posts which ultimately create a ten foot completed “double section.” Aluminum fences are otherwise five-foot “on-center,” meaning from the center of one post to the center of the following post. These ten-foot double-sections are then snapped together via a post and snap system which connects a contiguous fence line from point a to point b.
Welded aluminum fencing
The more expensive type of aluminum fencing consists of welded components as opposed to screwed together components. This style is significantly more expensive and is usually reserved for railing projects and custom gates. Options for custom aluminum gates very widely all the way from single entrance gates, to highly customized roll gates with mechanized entry systems.
Aluminum for South Florida pool fencing
Most South Florida properties contain pools, and if you own a pool, building code dictates that you must enclose that pool with an approved structure. The best choice for a pool fence in Broward County or in Palm Beach County is definitely aluminum fencing. This particular fencing material is perfectly suited to enclose a pool as the standard base styles already conform to pool-codes without any customized specifications.
Also, if you live adjacent to a waterway like the inter-coastal, you must install aluminum fencing as it both meets pool-codes and visibility requirements put in place to ensure passing boaters can have clear sight-lines when navigating the waters.
Durable and long-lasting
In contrast to iron fencing, aluminum fencing will not oxidize or corrode over time, even in the salt-laden South Florida air. Also, instead of being liquid painted, aluminum fencing components are dry powder-coated. The powder-coating process involved dry powder is electrostatically applied to a raw aluminum extrusion, then cured over time in order to create an extremely durable skin of thermoplastic or thermoset polymer.