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Top Style: Not Your Grandfather’s Aluminum Fence- Thursday, October 25, 2018

While aluminum fences can last several generations, we’ve come a long way in the past decade. See what’s available today and find a gorgeous style to nicely compliment your yard!

Aluminum Fences Have Great Curb Appeal

When is the last time you shopped for an aluminum fence? The styles and features available today are far better than old metal fences that we’ve seen in the past. Your property can actually look ten times better with a new aluminum fence! You just need to choose the right style, decorative accents, and functional features to compliment your property. Here’s what you need to know:

Fence Styles to Compliment Your Property

Because of the wide selection of choices in aluminum fencing, it’s easy to find something that will blend in with the existing beauty and style of your home or business. If you feel your home or business’ exterior is looking drab or lacks character, an aluminum fence can enhance the look of the overall property. Aluminum fences pair especially well with contemporary homes. For buildings with stone, brick, or stucco siding, aluminum fencing gives a touch of added class.  To give a more stately look, add a fence post cap in an ornamental design or picket-style. With all that’s available in aluminum fencing, it’s no surprise that it’s getting mentions in design blogs and is on high demand.

Decorative Fence Accessories

Ornamental designs are timeless and well sought after for residential properties. Achieving a Victorian era wrought iron fence appearance is easy and cheaper to do with aluminum ornament embellishments. This feature is very limited in wood fencing and is very expensive in steel and iron fencing. Being that aluminum is lightweight and can be easily welded when heated, you won’t have to wait so long or pay as much for ornament customizations. ActiveYards offers a few ornament options like the Diamond from the Harbor Series. One way to achieve an ornamental appearance is to add an ornamental gate or fence post caps. For especially unique post caps, look for the Royal Finial, Triad Finial, Estate Scroll, and Butterfly Scroll. Because aluminum doesn’t rust, your ornamental designs will never look unattractive or uncared for in your yard.

Consider Your Visibility and Property Line

Do you want a decorative fence or are you looking for more privacy? Are you concerned about keeping people out of your yard, or keeping kids and pets safely inside of your property line? Identify what your priorities are and we’ll help you to choose the perfect aluminum fence for you!

Good Visibility

Aluminum fences are best if you’re looking to maximize visibility. Because aluminum fences have spatial posts and rails, there is no obstruction of view from either side of the fence. You can easily see out and others can easily see your property. Let your hard work on roofing, siding, landscaping, or gardening shine. While shopping for an aluminum fence, keep in mind that the color and look of your fence should compliment your yard and home, especially since they are all in clear view.

Property Line Precision

Aluminum fences have the ability to adjust to any and all slopes on your property. They have such precision in installation because they are “rackable.” Aluminum fences come in rackable sections up to 25 inches over 6 inches with no special rails. Aluminum bars can be placed at any level to give the best precision for your security and safety. This ability to be rackable means they can be constructed closely to or even on the ground making sure pets and little ones can’t get through any gaps. With aluminum, you can successfully fence every part of your property from the awkward corner angle to the bumps and curves in your property.

Get Exactly What You Want with Aluminum Fences

Aluminum fencing allows for a range of design and customization. Here’s why you can have it all when it comes the look of your aluminum fence.

Variety of Styles

Choosing a fence style is basically the same as selecting the facade of your home. It's what people will see at first glance. Therefore, the style of your fence should go along with the style of your siding. Aluminum fences come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, designs, and colors, so there shouldn’t be a problem finding an aluminum fence that compliments your home or business. Because aluminum is a lightweight metal that can be used over and over again, it is very easy to make customizations. Customizations can include a choice of color, a fence post cap design, a mix of posts, or a variety of racking techniques. The styles are endless and more and more designs regularly become available. You can choose to have lots of embellishments or keep your aluminum fence simple. More traditional looking fence styles are offered in aluminum fencing, too, like the Travertine from the Harbor Series. Flat, smooth, curved, or spikey top, the choice is yours.

Your Choice of Color

Again, aluminum fencing is no longer limited to that ‘90s silver chain link fence image that you may have in your mind. Thanks to anodizing, a manufacturing process that bonds charged particles to more efficiently paint metal, aluminum fences are available in all kinds of colors. Once they have the anodized primer, the aluminum goes through electrostatic painting. This powder coating process involves dipping electrically conductive parts into a tank of paint that is then electrostatically charged fusing the particles to the metal. This process can also be done by an electrostatic spray painting process, which is more commonly used on fences that have already been installed. ActiveYards’ generally only carries aluminum fences in black or white. However, it’s common to find green, blue, gold, bronze, and sandstone anodized aluminum fences. You can choose the color that best suits your style and property.


Because of their look, strength, and customization, aluminum fences are a perfect option for almost anywhere. Most commonly you might have first seen aluminum fences as the go-to material for pool enclosures and gates. That being said, they appeal to many residential properties like personal homes (front and back yards), estates, apartment and condominium buildings, housing authorities, and animal/ pet and child enclosures. Aluminum fences also work great at commercial and public properties like office complexes, parking lots, cemeteries, parks and playgrounds, gardens, farms and ranches, security perimeters, and industrial properties. Convenient to install, aluminum fencing works well on all surfaces, flat or sloped, so no need to worry about gaps or awkward transitions.

Find Your Favorite Style of Aluminum Fencing at Our Showroom!

Do you live in the greater Cincinnati OH area? Stop by the Eads Fence showroom to see many styles of aluminum fences for your home or business property. Our attentive staff will give you the information you need and help you to install an attractive, functional aluminum fence around your home or place of business.

Get directions and contact our nearby location to plan your visit today!

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