7 Benefits of Aluminum Gates and Fencing

Aluminum Gate with White Glass

As you are looking for a gate or fence for your home, it might be overwhelming with all the options available to you. Is a steel gate the right for your home? What about wood? At Mulholland, we’ve worked with every type of material you can imagine.

Over the past 25 years, Mulholland Security has installed and worked with steel, iron, glass, wood, and aluminum. 

As of today, our company has transitioned to an aluminum focus, but continue working with other materials. Our shift to aluminum was based on the value customers receive when they decide to use aluminum. 

In this article, we will highlight seven benefits of aluminum gates and fencing. After reading this article, you will have a better understanding of the many benefits of aluminum gates and fencing.

1. Cost-effective

In comparison to iron and steel, aluminum fencing can be very affordable. Although it looks just as stunning and in many cases can be as strong as iron, it is much more affordable to manufacture. 

Although its upfront cost is more than most wood gates or fences, aluminum doesn’t require additional upkeep expenses and maintenance as you would with a wooden gate or fence. It is a one-time investment that will last for years without replacement, thus lowering costs in the long term.

2. Adaptability

Unlike other types of materials such as steel or iron, there are styles of aluminum gates and fencing that can be easily adjusted to fit your property landscape. These styles of aluminum gates and fencing can be easily adjusted by your installer to adapt to changes in hill grade without presenting an uneven appearance.  

3. Low-Maintenance

Unlike an iron or wood gate or fence, you do not need to repaint an aluminum gate or fence. Aluminum gates and fencing are ordinarily installed with a powder-coated or painted finish. Painted is cheaper but more expensive in the long run as it is very susceptible to erosion as time goes by. Powder coating is much longer-lasting and the highest quality brands can remain beautiful often for 20 years or more. 

Although you may want to hose or wipe down your aluminum gate or fence from time to time to make it look extra nice, it isn’t exactly necessary. On the other hand, a wood or iron gate would likely require constant repainting or refinishing.

4. Security

Aluminum gates and fencing are often used for security purposes. This is why it has to be a sturdy material. For example, your aluminum gate or fence may act as a barrier of security, confining your pets or giving your children a safe place to play within your yard or home. 

Whether you install a driveway gate or decide to implement fencing around your home, you can count on your aluminum gate or fence to remain securely in the ground and not easily break or bend.

5. Aesthetic Variety

With all of the different colors and styles available, aluminum gates and fences are a welcoming and beautiful addition to any property. 

It provides all the elegance and pomp of iron or steel without the cost, maintenance, and rust. The powder coating (if provided) will retain its beauty on aluminum no matter what the weather brings, and you will have many designs and colors to choose from. 

Whatever type of gate design you can imagine that is made out of steel, iron, or wood, it can be replicated with aluminum.

6. Repairability 

Repairs to aluminum gates and fences tend to be very simple on average. You can repair one component of the fence without replacing a whole entire section. The ease of repairing these fences also means that those repairs tend to be less expensive in comparison to steel, iron, or wood.

7. Reliability

Aluminum is not vulnerable to corrosion, so unlike iron or steel, aluminum fencing will not rust. It also won’t deteriorate or fade as a wooden gate or fence would, so you don’t need to worry about the effect of moisture or sunlight damaging it over time. Keep in mind, there are different types of wood that each provide a different level of resistance to corrosion. More resistant wood and materials will mean a higher price tag. Aluminum will be less expensive compared to other resistant materials and will reduce your maintenance cost to almost nothing in comparison. 

Whether your aluminum gate or fence experiences periods of rain, snow, or sunlight, your aluminum fence will stand strong. 

In the unfortunate event that a fire would take place on your property, aluminum will be safer than other types of materials, especially wood. It can remain intact even when exposed to extremely high or low temperatures. 

What is the Cost of Aluminum Gate/Fence?

We’ve worked with all traditional gate and fencing materials for over 25 years.  Mulholland is truly an expert in aluminum. If after reading this article, if you have any further questions or concerns regarding aluminum gates or fencing don’t hesitate to reach out. 

If you are now considering the possibility of installing an aluminum gate or fence for your property and would like to know the approximate cost of an installation, please reach out for a free quote

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