The True Value of an Aluminum Fence
As space becomes more and more limited and privacy more and more elusive we see more fences being built than probably at any other point in history. One of the more popular fences on the market today is the aluminum fence. These fences are making a name for themselves not only for their ornamental nature, but also for their low maintenance existence.
In today's world, we work hard and we play equally hard. We do not want simple things such as maintaining our fence to take us away from our sacred leisure time. Having an aluminum fence allows homeowners the best of both worlds. A beautiful fence that can be quite ornate, even customized to suit personal tastes, in addition to a low maintenance fence that won't have to be repainted, reposted, treated for termites, and any number of possibilities. When or if the fence gets dirty, wash it. Even then you don't have to go to great lengths to do that. You can simply spray your aluminum fence down with a high-pressure hose or pressure washer and you have a fence that for the most part looks as good as new.
I much prefer an aluminum fence to the typical wooden privacy fences for many reasons. First of all, we are in the process of changing our home from a colonial style to a Tudor style home. A wooden fence will not look right with style we are going for. An aluminum fence offers many style options, several of which will work very nicely with the overall look we are trying to achieve. Second, a privacy fence seems so isolating. While I value my privacy greatly, I want my children to have friends over and I want to invite conversations with my neighbors.
My third reason for preferring an aluminum fence is I am not a huge fan of 'yard work'. Most of this type of work is done during the overly warm summer months, since it simply isn't feasible to do in the wintertime and while I love being outside during the winter, I would much rather spend my summers in front of a frigidly cold air conditioner. I know, I'm a little different from the rest of the world, but the idea of spending endless hours mending, patching, treating, and handling a wooden fence sound about as fun to me as going to the dentists office.
My final reason for preferring an aluminum fence is simply that I prefer them. I like the way they look. I appreciate the fact that I can actually do the work required to install them and I really like the fact that not everyone has one yet. Of course I am quite certain that after you have read my rousing endorsement each and every one of you will head out immediately to the nearest home improvement store and seriously check them out. This means I'll have to eventually find a new 'favorite' fence.