When we think of a quality fence, we think about durability. How is it going to hold up over the years? One of the most important aspects of how durable a fence can be is how well it holds up to weather conditions, like snow, wind, rain, and heat. With any material, you want to know how well it will stand up to the elements, since a fence is going to be exposed to them 24/7. Aluminum fencing is a great option, especially for those who live in a climate that has a variety of conditions, and is one of the most durable materials out there.
Why is Aluminum Fencing Resilient?
When we think of resilience, we often think of aluminum. It can handle everything from climatic conditions like rain, snow, and heat, and fights off the kinds of things usually caused by that such as rusting, rotting, molding, corroding, and peeling. Aluminum panels are typically finished with a protective powder coating that can help make them even more durable. While aluminum fencing is lightweight, it’s also very strong and you won’t find yourself with a sagging or fallen over fence any time soon.
Areas that get heavy snowfall often call for metal fences and aluminum in particular is a great choice. It can handle cold temperatures and won’t get pushed down by large piles of snow. If you’re really concerned about heavy snow fall, you can even install a picket-style fence so that the snow can pass through without building up as much. Aluminum fences are often welded, meaning they have stronger, more durable joints. The only concern may be is if your aluminum fencing is close to a salted road, which could cause galvanic corrosion. If this is the case, look into anti-corrosive paints and finishes that will help further protect your fence.
No worries with hot weather, either. Aluminum fencing can get extremely hot—it holds onto temperatures much better than something like vinyl would. All this means is that you should avoid touching your fence when it’s hot out. However, this has a benefit too: in extremely hot or cold weather, your aluminum fence has even better security attributes considering no one is going to want to touch it!
Few fences are going to be able to stand up to hurricanes and extreme windstorms. That said, you’re still better off with aluminum fencing. It’s strong enough to hold up even when it’s too windy to stand outside and it has a better chance of surviving the storm when compared to traditional materials like wood.