Everyone wants a fence to improve their residential or commercial property. Not every type of fence fits all purposes. In other words, you need to select the correct type of fence material that is best suited for your need or purpose. When it comes to selecting the right type of fence material, Weather and type of fence material are two big factors. When you talk about metal fence material, most people are thinking about aluminum fences instead of steel fences. It is important to know that there is a difference between the two types of metal fences. Find out the various types of metal fences when stopping by our office at First Choice Fence Company of St. Louis. We will be happy to show you the various types of metal fences and explain the details involved with installing a fence on your property.
When discussing metal fences, the big question is metal, meaning steel, or aluminum? True wrought iron fence material, contains raw iron taken from the earth. Back in the early 1800s, wrought iron meant that the iron was hand-shaped and produced using manual labor. Back then, wrought iron was not produced in a manufacturing facility. It was hand-wrought by a blacksmith and it was expensive to produce this type of fence material. Later, foundries began mass-producing iron fencing material with special designs like scrolling, picket style, and post and rail fences. Lower cost allowed more people to afford ornamental iron fences.
Manufactured ornamental iron fence material contains iron silicate which is added during the production process. Today, modern ornamental fence material is comprised of either solid aluminum or solid steel and it is mass-produced in a manufacturing facility. There are also tubular steel and tubular aluminum fence materials, still made of metal, but they are hollow and not solid. Most people are unaware that there is a lot involved with aluminum or steel fences. That is why calling First Choice Fence Company of St. Louis will make all the difference when selecting your new steel fence material. Let us help you to find the correct type of steel fence material that will effectively suit your property and need for a new fence.
The popular diamond-shaped chain link fence material is made from galvanized steel wire. The posts, hardware, ties, rails, are also made from metal. The fence fabric is woven into a zigzag pattern. Metal hooks hold the fence material together. Common heights are 3 ft., 4 ft., and 5 ft. up to 8 ft. also 10 ft. and 12 ft. panels. Common gauges are 6, 9, and 11. Chain link fence material is popular due to easy installation, low cost, and low maintenance. This type of fence material offers little in the way of privacy; however, you can purchase colorful slats that can be inserted into the fence fabric. Chain link fence material comes with a vinyl coating protecting it from rust and deterioration. For more information about the benefits of aluminum or steel fence material, call First Choice Fence Company of St. Louis.
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