Why Commercial-Grade Aluminum Fence is Best for Residential Use

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Are you looking for a fencing option that will last? Aluminum is the perfect solution for homeowners who want reliable protection without sacrificing aesthetics. Its lightweight construction and various styles make finding the perfect look for your home easy while benefiting from low-maintenance, durable material. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why a commercial aluminum fence is perfect for residential use even though a residential aluminum fence is available! Read on to learn about the advantages of using commercial-grade aluminum fencing in your backyard or other outdoor space.

What is the difference between a Residential Aluminum Fence and a Commercial Aluminum Fence?

Knowing the difference between residential and commercial options is important, especially when comparing products from different companies. When it comes to aluminum fencing, the main difference is in its strength and durability.

Residential aluminum fences are what many contractors install and the type of aluminum fence material you find at big-box stores. Residential-grade ornamental aluminum is designed to offer security and aesthetic appeal as cheaply as possible.

Whereas contractor-grade, commercial-grade, or commercial aluminum fences describe heavier, thicker materials to withstand usage and the test of time. This grade of aluminum is often necessary for taller aluminum fences and applications where security is a top priority.

However, just because it is called a residential aluminum fence does not mean you should install it in your yard! Read on to see why A to Z Quality Fencing recommends using a bolder, heavier commercial aluminum fence around your home.

An unmarked residential aluminum fence with tops rail that have sagged over time. Don’t let this be you! Avoid this common issue by choosing a commercial aluminum fence for your home.

Overview of the Benefits of Installing Commercial-Grade Aluminum Fences for Residential Use

Anything man-made degrades with usage and time. Choosing quality fencing materials and maintaining them properly is how you prolong the life of your fence! At A to Z Quality Fencing, we fabricate our high-quality ornamental aluminum fence in three grades: residential, commercial, and industrial.

All our aluminum fences offer a wide variety of benefits, including their durability, affordability, and versatility in design. They are resistant to rust and moisture and come in various colors and styles to match any aesthetic preference. Additionally, aluminum fences require minimal upkeep, saving you time and money.

Comparison of Commercial Aluminum Fence to Residential and Industrial

The comparison chart below highlights the differences between our grades of aluminum. In general, our sister company, A to Z Fence Supplies, sells residential-grade aluminum to DIYers on a budget. We install commercial and industrial-grade aluminum fences and sell them to other contractors.

FeaturesResidentialCommercialIndustrial
Post size2″x2″2.5″x2.5″4″x4″
Picket size½”¾”1″
Section Width6 ft.8 ft.8 ft.
Color (Black, bronze, & custom)
Styles (5 available)
Deco Rail
O-Rings
Extra Pickets/Puppy Panel
Hardware (Modern Fence Technology)
Durability*✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮
No Mess, No Dig Installation Method✘**
Cost$$$$+$$$

*Residential aluminum is durable however the top rails tend to sag over time creating a wavy appearance. In addition, without the No-Mess, No-Dig Installation process, there isn’t a reinforcing galvanized steel post inside the aluminum post. **We choose not to pound residential aluminum because it adds cost to the fence without adding enough durability to justify the increase in price. Our recommendation is to spend wisely and upgrade to commercial aluminum instead!

Benefit Summary

With its sleek appearance and long-lasting durability, a commercial aluminum fence from A to Z Quality Fencing is the perfect choice for any homeowner looking to enhance their property because:

  • It’s a heavier-duty aluminum fence and avoids issues with the top rail sagging over time.
  • Bigger posts and pickets withstand the elements and usage for longer.
  • Larger sections require fewer posts and less labor to install, reducing the cost of a commercial fence to slightly more than an installed residential ornamental aluminum fence!

Comparing Prices Between Residential and Commercial Aluminum Fences

When it comes to installing an aluminum fence, the decision between residential and commercial grade can make all the difference. While residential aluminum fences can only support 6-foot wide sections, commercial aluminum fences can hold up 8-foot sections, allowing for fewer posts to create the fence. Post-installation is often the most costly and labor-intensive part of fence building, so reducing the number of posts needed can save time and money.

In fact, switching from residential to commercial-grade aluminum can result in a 25% reduction in posts for a typical 200-foot fence, saving on materials and labor costs. While you might expect the commercial aluminum fence to come with a significant price increase, there’s only a $500 difference on average between the two options, making the commercial aluminum fence a smart investment for those looking to save in the long run.

Examples of A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial (and industrial) aluminum fence installations.

How to Choose the Best Aluminum Fence for Your Property

Choosing a fence for your property can be difficult, but choosing the right aluminum fence can elevate your home’s aesthetics while increasing security and privacy. With so many options on the market today, it’s important to consider the details of your property, personal style, and functional needs.

Factors such as the height, picket cap, style, and color can all significantly impact the overall look and feel of your fence while ensuring that your home is secure and protected. By selecting the right aluminum fence for your property carefully, you’ll be able to create a welcoming and secure environment for your family and guests to enjoy.

Advantages of Professional Installation for Aluminum Fencing

When it comes to installing an aluminum fence on your property, it may be tempting to take on the task yourself. However, there are several advantages to opting for professional installation. For starters, professional installers can access commercial aluminum fence materials and all its benefits!

In addition, they have the experience and tools necessary to get the job done efficiently and correctly. They will also be able to advise you on the best placement for your fence and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it is level and secure.

Additionally, many professional installers offer warranties or guarantees on their work, providing you with peace of mind knowing that your fence is in good hands. Investing in professional installation for your aluminum fence is a smart way to ensure your property is secure and looks great for years.

Maintenance Tips for a Long-Lasting, High-Quality Aluminum Fence

When you invest in an aluminum fence for your property, you want to ensure that it lasts for a long time and maintains its quality. Here are several tips you can follow to achieve this goal.

  • First and foremost, choose a high-quality grade aluminum (like A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence)! Our high-strength aluminum alloy fencing, with its extremely durable powder coat finish, is built to withstand the elements and never requires painting or an additional protective coating.
  • Select a company that offers warranties on installation and materials. A to Z Quality Fencing & Structures offers all our customers a Lifetime Craftsmanship Warranty! In addition, we provide aluminum customers a non-prorated lifetime warranty on all materials, including the fence’s finish, against cracking, peeling, chipping, and corroding.
  • Regularly inspect your fence for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If you notice any issues, promptly address them to prevent them from escalating.
  • Finally, hose your fence down at least once a year to remove dirt and debris that can cause damage.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your beautiful aluminum fence for many years to come.

As you can see, residential and commercial-grade aluminum fences differ in price, construction, and the purposes they serve. Considering all of these factors, it’s easy to understand why commercial aluminum fencing is a great option for residential use.

In addition to savings in cost over time with its durability and lack of maintenance requirements, homeowners can benefit from the security and aesthetic value. Contact a professional fencing company if you need help selecting an ideal fence design for your home or business. They are especially helpful when determining what type of fence best suits your specific needs by selecting materials that provide protection and great value.

Lastly, properly maintaining your aluminum fence will keep it looking new and remain an effective barrier over the long term. Choose a commercial aluminum fence for your property today and ensure lasting beauty and security for many years!

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Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defects. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but our no-mess, no-dig installation adds a galvanized steel post inside the wooden post for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years.

Stronger Top Rails

The Modern Aluminum Fence top rails are routed into the posts creating an even stronger fence installation! The U channels are screwed to the frame and the entire fence is quickly assembled on-site using our no-mess, no-dig installation.

Modern, Sleek Design

A to Z Quality Fencing’s proprietary Modern Aluminum Fence features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. These fences are long-lasting and bring the best of A to Z’s vinyl (including simulated wood finishes) and aluminum products together, allowing for custom fabrication of modern, industrial, privacy fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Versatile Inlay Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a Modern Aluminum Fence, you can pair A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence with the inlay that best fits your style. Our vinyl inlay is available in 9 colors including various simulated wood tones, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Frame

Modern Aluminum Fence posts are composed of galvanized steel posts covered by our commercial-grade aluminum with its superior powder coat finish to create a stronger, longer-lasting fence that is more than weather-resistant – it will not rust with exposure to the elements!

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Strict Standards

All our aluminum fence meets BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) code. These strict standards ensure your fencing is sturdy, durable, and non-climbable, protecting your property no matter if you are fencing in a business, backyard, or swimming pool!

The BOCA health and safety codes are critical when installing fencing around a swimming pool because they prevent children from getting over, under, or through our aluminum fencing.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Superior Powder Coating

Our superior powder coating provides a smooth, durable finish, more resistant to chips, scratches, fading, rust, and corrosion than other finishes. This long-lasting, low-maintenance finish results from our application and curing processes that melt the powder particles to create a smooth, continuous, and permanent bond to the aluminum.

In addition, our paint finish meets AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications.

Custom Fabrication

You’re steps away from a one-of-a-kind aluminum fence made just for you! Our high-quality aluminum fencing comes from our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. We assemble each aluminum fence to meet your unique design requirements, including color, finials, puppy panels, O-rings, and custom top edges.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Unparalleled Durability

The weakest point of any fence is where the post comes out of the ground. Our no-mess, no-dig installation process pounds a galvanized steel post into the soil. Then we slide an aluminum post over the galvanized steel posts. A steel post is stronger at ground level than an aluminum post.

Our high-quality aluminum fence, combined with our no-mess, no-dig installation process, creates a highly durable aluminum fence.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.