Must Have Aluminum Fence Accessories Must Have Aluminum Fence Accessories

An aluminum fence is a very popular type of fence for both family homes and retail businesses. It is a very practical choice because an aluminum fence doesn’t rust as easily as those made of other types of metal. In addition, there are many types of accessories that you can purchase to make your aluminum fence more stylish, more personal or more practical. Here are just 3 of the many different types of accessories that can be used with an aluminum fence:

Gates

What good would an aluminum fence be without a way to get in and out of it? There are many different styles of gates you can buy for your home or business. Gates come in different shapes such as arches, square, round or oval. Gates can also be made with or without some sort of locking mechanism. One of the more popular types of gates is a swing gate, which automatically closes and latches itself after you open it. If, for instance, you want a larger gate opening, you can put a double drive gate onto your aluminum fence. This allows something such as a vehicle to fit through it. All in all there are many types, styles, and designs of gates to accent your aluminum fence. You can make your fence as festive or as dull as you want. It can be decorated with different shapes such as spirals, curves or spikes, depending on what you like. Some people even get their initials made into the design on their front gates.

Finials

Finials are decorative toppings for the pickets of a fence. Finials can be made in many different shapes or styles. These can be personalized to enhance the beauty of your fences. You can find them shaped like arrow heads, balls, fleur de leis, spirals, or may other designs. Finials can sometimes be handmade to your specifications to make them even more personal. An interesting fact about the history of finials tells the story that they were invented to be deterrent to witches being able to land on a home owner’s fence.

Fence Posts

Another item that you need for your aluminum fence is fence posts. Fence posts are used to hold the railings of an aluminum fence in place. There are three main types of fence posts: end, corner and line. An end post is one that ends a section of a fence. It therefore needs to be sturdy and strong in nature. A line post is one that connects two sides of a fence, thus ensuring that the individual pieces of an aluminum or other fence is held securely in place. And of course a corner post is one that is attached to the corner of a fence line. Gate posts can be made to match the style, metal and design of your aluminum fence. All types of fence posts are normally secured into the ground by digging a hole, placing it into the hole and encasing the post in concrete. This ensures that your aluminum fence is held firmly in the ground and all the fence pieces stay together.

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