Why Choose Aluminum?
Why should you choose an aluminum fence? Great question. Well for one they look fantastic they add value whether it’s your homes back yard fence or a gate for a commercial property. Adding a Fence to any property makes it look appealing! Furthermore, Aluminum is a very strong long-lasting lightweight material. Anything made from aluminum is guaranteed to last you a while, unlike many other materials aluminum doesn’t need any paint or coat treatment to be maintained. Fun fact about Aluminum is when manufacturing its very malleable it can be made into just about any shape. This helps fabricators get custom, beautiful designs there’s so many different varieties of aluminum style gates. One of our popular styles here at Rincon Fence Supply is the horizontal aluminum design it’s one of our most sold models its an elegant modern finish with privacy and a beautiful setting.
Strength & Durability
Aluminum is a heavy duty strong bold durable material its resistant to damage from storms up to category 5 winds. Our aluminum fencing material is made from properties that exceed other manufactures. Here at Rincon Fence Supply we carry the highest level of quality. All of our aluminum is coated with a special coat that makes our products extremely durable preventing corrosion destruction and fading the great thing about aluminum is it doesn’t rust!
Why doesn’t Aluminum Rust?
Unlike iron & steel aluminum can’t rust because it contains little to no iron atoms at all! Rust is made from iron oxide for those who don’t know what that means it simply iron combined with oxygen– rust. Aluminum has a very high affinity to oxygen when exposed to air it quickly develops a protective layer of aluminum oxide which prevents the aluminum from coming in contact with air and oxygen to avoid rusting and gives the metal a corrosive resistance
Aluminum might not rust but it oxidizes! which is a benefit. You might be wondering how aluminum oxidizing is a benefit. Just as I mentioned before when aluminum is exposed to air the metal it quickly develops a strong protective layer of powerful coating on the surface which prevents the metal from adhering any core damage. This is one of the main properties that make aluminum such a precise corrosion resistant metal.
Easy to Maintain
One of the advantages when it comes to aluminum is that for example, you won’t need to re-stain or repaint aluminum gates like you’ll have to with iron and wood. That’s because powder-coating isn’t just for weather resistance. It’s also for style. Paint is fused into the aluminum so maintenance jobs like painting are off the cards! All you need to do is wash and wipe it every now & then to keep them clean.
We said that it’s light, but just how light?
Well, aluminum is 2.5-3 times lighter than steel and iron! Ok, but what does that mean for your aluminum gate? what is means is you’ll get all the security that an aluminum gate offers as well as it being:
- Easier and cheaper to install due to handling
- Easier and cheaper to run on an electric motor
- Easier to open
Aside from the savings, these all make an aluminum gate safer to operate. This is especially good if you’ve got kids. If they’re jumping out to open driveway gates or retrieving wayward footballs, this is a real must. Plus, you can pat yourself on the back as well as on the wallet. That’s because a light gate only requires a smaller motor to open it. And that makes for a more economical electronic opener and an eco-friendly solution.