Aluminum Fencing | Joe's Fencing and Gates Corona
An Aluminum Fencing Constructed Primarily out of the Element Aluminum
Due to the metal’s low density and ability to resist corrosion, it has become a popular choice as lightweight, durable fence and railing structure. Aluminum fencing is used for both commercial and residential use.
If Your Priority is Strength and Longevity
A well-made aluminum fence is your very best option. Aluminum fences are known to have the strength of wrought iron fences despite being a lighter weight fencing material. They're more affordable than iron fencing, but they are built to last for life. The weather can't bother it, the wind can't move it, and pests can't eat it, so there's no need for re-fencing after a decade. Quality aluminum fencing is manufactured with a protective powder coating, making this metal fencing virtually indestructible. It cannot rust or corrode no matter how much rain or flooding there is on your property.
Chemically, aluminum is not naturally susceptible to harsh weather, but our aluminum fencing is engineered differently. Because of its powder coating, aluminum fencing is resilient to just about anything. Unlike steel and iron, aluminum won't rust. Unlike wood, aluminum won't rot. It will stand strong even after enduring multiple ice, hail, and snow storms. No matter what type of climate you live in, or wear and tear, it's unlikely your aluminum fence will ever get dented or damaged. The color and quality won't be bothered by excessive rain or moisture. The color won't fade after years of exposure to sunlight.
Truth be told, the subject of aluminum vs. steel is heavily debated. Depending on who you ask and what they do for a living, you could get wildly different opinions. Some might say the two are very distinct in their advantages and disadvantages. Someone else might say there neither has a true edge over other.
For this post, we decided to lay out some of the pros and cons of each anyway. It’s difficult to directly compare them because there are different types of alloys and densities for each metal. Nevertheless, we will do our best.
Aluminum Fencing won't Hurt Mother Earth
Aluminum is the most plentiful metal in the earth's crust. It is found in the form of aluminum oxide in an ore called bauxite. Alumina and bauxite are the two main raw materials in the aluminum making process. Aluminum is obtained by the electrolysis of alumina which extracts pure aluminum metal from alumina.
Alumina, or aluminum oxide, is extracted from the bauxite through refining. Alumina is separated from the bauxite by using a hot solution of caustic soda and lime. The alumina mixture is heated and filtered and the remaining alumina dried to a white powder. Alumina is transported by ship to the specially designed berth in the Port of Newcastle before being taken to the smelter to be made into aluminum metal. Australia is the world's leading producer of both Bauxite and Alumina, accounting for approximately 20% of global Alumina and 30% of global Bauxite. We build the most reliable Fence and gates here in Corona, Chino, and Riverside.