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Aluminum Fences vs Steel Fences: Myths and Facts

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Both steel and aluminum fences will look good and last a long time with proper care.

When it comes to ornamental aluminum fences and ornamental steel fences, there is, understandably, some room for confusion between the two. Both are sturdy metals that can look and feel pretty similar to the untrained eye. Luckily, experts at Hercules Fence of Newport News, Virginia are not only able to tell the difference, but can also provide some clarification as to the benefits and drawbacks of each, and hopefully give some insight into which is best for your residential or commercial needs.

MYTH: Steel Fences Are Stronger Than Aluminum Fences

FACT: It’s a common belief that steel fences are stronger and more durable than aluminum fences. While it is true that steel fences are quite strong, the idea that aluminum fences aren’t is just plain false. Modern manufacturing processes have begun to include high-strength aluminum alloys that are just as strong as steel.

MYTH: Aluminum Fences Are Less Durable Than Steel Fences

FACT: The reality here is that both aluminum fences and steel fences are incredibly durable. Actually, steel fences are more prone to rusting, nicks, and scratches over time. Another drawback of steel in this area is that steel is less receptive of painting, and repainting will be required more frequently. However, with proper care, both alloys will make for long lasting and good looking fences.

MYTH: Aluminum Fences Are More Expensive

FACT: Most steel fences today are assembled from cast iron. There’s additional labor that must go into welding and powder coating each panel, which creates additional cost. While aluminum fences end up with a higher panel cost in the long run, the maintenance mentioned above works out to make aluminum cost less overall.

Get In Touch With Hercules Fence Today

Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations.  We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

The experienced and professional team of Hercules Fence can help guide you through the process and design the perfect fence for your home or business. We are the residential and commercial fencing experts.

If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote!

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