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Metal Privacy Fence: Pros, cons, & options. 

Metal privacy fence can be a durable, classy, and secure option for homeowners and businesses alike. Today we’ll cover pros & cons of metal privacy fences, go over various types of metal fences, and spotlight our preferred material, Colormax fence. 

Metal privacy fence next to a pool


Pros of a Metal Privacy Fence


1. Durability 

  •  Metal fences, particularly those made from materials like aluminum, steel, or wrought iron, boast exceptional durability and longevity. 

  • Resistant to weather elements, metal fences withstand harsh conditions, ensuring they remain intact and visually appealing for years. 

  • Some metal fences are fire retardant. 


2. Security 

  •  The robust nature of metal provides an added layer of security. Steel is especially strong. 

  •  The height and strength of metal privacy fences make them an excellent choice for safeguarding your property. 


3. Low Maintenance 

  •   Many metal fences require minimal maintenance compared to wood alternatives. 


4. Versatile Design 

  •   While vinyl tends to be versatile & low maintenance as well, many metal fences have a more unique, classy aesthetic. 

  •   It’s easy to match your fence to the aesthetic of your property. 


5. Increased Property Value 

  •  Installing a metal privacy fence can increase the overall value of your property. 


6. Privacy 

  • Ornamental aluminum offers many similar benefits to metal privacy, except, of course, the privacy. If you want your space to feel like your own, metal privacy can be a good option as many types have no gaps.  



Cons of Metal Privacy Fences 


  1. Price 

  • Pricing for metal privacy fences can vary a lot. It’s not always prohibitive, but a nice one is still an upgrade from chain link or typical white vinyl styles.  


  1. Rust  

  • Not all metal privacy fences rust, but some will. It’s important to choose one with the right coatings or the right material.  



Common Types of Metal Privacy Fences 


1. Aluminum Fences 

  •   Lightweight yet sturdy, aluminum fences are resistant to rust and corrosion. 

  •   Ideal for residential properties, they come in various styles and colors to complement your home. 

  •  Aluminum fences can be more expensive than other options. 


2. Steel Fences 

  •  Known for impressive strength & durability, steel fences are suitable for both residential and commercial purposes. 

  •  Can be customized with different colors or ornamental features while maintaining security. 

  • With the right coatings, you can get a steel fence that is very rust resistant without costing as much as an aluminum alternative. 


Colormax metal privacy fence in a dark color


Colormax Fence (Our Preferred Material)

  •  Colormax Fence is a cutting-edge, coated steel fencing material that combines durability with aesthetic appeal. 

  •  Available in a range of classy colors, Colormax Fence provides a versatile and long-lasting finish

  •  The coating enhances resistance to fading, scratching, and corrosion, ensuring a low-maintenance and visually pleasing solution. 

  • The price at which we can provide the material is great for the value. 

  • Colormax is fire retardant

  • With a long history, it's tried and true.



Conclusion: Metal Privacy Fence in a Nutshell 

In summary, a metal privacy fence’s primary strengths are durability, versatility, and, of course, privacy.  Among the many steel and aluminum options, our chosen material is Colormax fence, considering the value it offers in being rust resistant, fire retardant, durable, classy, and well priced.   

If you’re interested in learning more about the materials or installation, don’t hesitate to reach out

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