Winters in the Midwest can be brutal on outdoor structures and furnishings, including your fence. A true winter fence should be able to withstand the swings in temperature, not to mention the snow, ice, and wind that come with winter weather.
If you are considering a fence for your property, you’ve probably considered traditional wood fencing. But there are also a number of non-wood alternatives. Some of these alternatives are a much better choice when it comes to safety, durability, and pricing.
To prove the point, we’re going to do a head-to-head comparison of aluminum vs wood fencing. Let’s look at each using the five criteria St. Louis area homeowners tell us they care about most: Cost, maintenance requirements, installation hassle, privacy, and looks/style options.
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When you invest your heart and soul – and especially your life savings – into your company, you want to do everything you can to protect it. Whether that means arming it against intruders and hazards or creating an environment that keeps customers streaming in and your revenue stream flowing. Read More
From their base in Texas, Chip and Joanna Gaines have inspired homeowners across the country to turn their outdated and boring abode into the home of their dreams. While many of us fantasize about living in Waco so Magnolia Homes and HGTV’s Fixer Upper can handle our home transformation, the majority of us are left to tackle renovations on our own. Read More
The St. Louis region offers an unmatched variety of neighborhoods, communities, and municipalities. Whether you live in a 19th-century-row house in Lafayette Square, a ranch house in Hazelwood, or a renovated farmhouse in Jefferson County, you want the same things for your home and family as your fellow St. Louisans – security, privacy, and comfort, and all at a price you can afford. Read More
Residential chain link fence used to be a popular fencing option in the metro St. Louis area. Many homeowners chose it because it’s cheap, easy to install, and well, everyone else was using it. But installing a chain link fence is no longer the preferred choice of residential fencing. Read More
As with any home improvement project, a little research can go a long way in finding the right fencing materials for your needs and budget. Unfortunately, a little research can quickly turn into a big time commitment as you visit website after website and go from store to store to compare fencing products and brands. Read More
Whether you’re buying a new house in St. Louis or upgrading the one you currently have, consider adding yard fencing to your to-do list. While fencing requires an upfront investment, it’s one of the smartest ones you can make to add value to your home and to protect everyone inside.
Whatever yard fencing ideas you have in mind, there’s an option to meet your taste and budget, from ornamental and simulated stone to vinyl and aluminum. Best of all, maintenance is a cinch so you can spend your time focusing on the dozens of other home updates you need to tackle. Read More
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Which Is Your Best Fencing Option?
There aren’t many ways around this one: chain link fencing just isn’t that attractive — especially when compared to cost-effective, virtually maintenance-free fence materials like aluminum. But apart from aesthetics, what’s the difference between chain link and aluminum fences? Read More
Tips for Choosing a Fence for Your Furry Friend
Dogs were meant to run free — but whether you live in the suburbs, the city or the secluded countryside, keeping your pets safe with reliable fencing is an important concern. We’ve been installing dog-friendly and essentially maintenance-free fences in the greater St. Louis area for 20+ years.
Aluminum vs. Steel Fences: 3 Things to Consider
Aluminum and steel are excellent options when it comes to choosing a fencing material for design, durability, and minimum maintenance. Both aluminum and steel fences are virtually maintenance-free, meaning you’ll spend more time enjoying the yard — not working in it. And, at a fraction of the cost of wrought iron, aluminum and steel fencing provide style and security without breaking the bank.
Aluminum Fencing: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Wrought Iron
Wrought iron fencing. It’s synonymous with sophistication, security and style.
Iron fencing also happens to be one of the most expensive fencing options available, averaging $20-30 per foot. It requires regular maintenance to prevent rust.
You might be thinking, “There has to be a better option.”
Aluminum Fence Designs for Homes and Businesses
Get the most out of your aluminum fence upgrade
Aluminum fencing is one of the most popular fencing options on the market right now. That’s because aluminum fencing is sturdy, stylish, affordable, and basically maintenance-free. You get everything you’re looking for in a new fence and don’t have to invest your valuable time and money doing repairs and upkeep. So what settings are best suited for this type of fence? Consider some of the most common aluminum fence design options out there:
Upgrade Any Property with Aluminum Fencing
A fence is too important to not choose the right option for materials
Ask someone to name the most common kinds of metal fences and they will probably tell you wrought iron and chain link. And while it’s true that both those materials are common, it’s also true that both of them have notable drawbacks. Wrought iron is expensive and hard to work with, and chain link is just plain ugly.