For many homeowners, wood fences are the gold standard of home improvements. They're a classic look that can last for decades and don't require much maintenance. For these reasons, it's easy to see why so many people choose wood fences over other options when building or repairing their homes' exterior walls. But other types of fencing are as beautiful as wood but offer some unique benefits that make them right for certain situations. One such type is galvanized fence panels: metal sheets cut into narrow strips and joined together with fasteners on each side to create an attractive barrier between your yard and the outside world. Here are five reasons why you might want to consider using galvanized fence panels instead of traditional wood when building your next fence:
They are durable.
Galvanized steel is a durable material. It can last for many years, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. This also means you won’t have to worry about repairing your fence or maintaining its maintenance. In addition, galvanized steel is resistant to corrosion and weathering to maintain its original color throughout its lifetime.
While traditional wooden fences may look more attractive, they are not as durable as galvanized steel fences. In addition, wood can be damaged easily by weather elements such as rain, snow, and wind—especially if they aren’t properly maintained over time with stain treatments every year or two (or more often, depending on how much sunlight hits them).
They are customizable.
Panels allow you to customize the look and feel of your fence with various options for style, color, material, and finish.
You can choose the height of your fence via panel-to-panel connection or vertical posts that give you a higher or lower barrier.
You can find galvanized steel in an array of colors/finishes, including: black, red oxide/aluminum iron oxide (Roa), hot dipped zinc (HDZ), or hot dip galvanized (HDG). Each type has distinct characteristics; consult our website or sales team for more information on these options.
They blend in with the environment.
Galvanized fences are perfect for use in any environment. They do not need to be painted or stained, so you don't need to worry about your colors fading with the sun's heat or how well they will match your house's paint job. These fences can also be used in forested areas and even deserts because they are made from durable galvanized steel that will withstand tough weather conditions.
You don't need to buy stains or paint.
These fences come in various colors, but since galvanized steel is naturally rust-resistant, you can leave them in their natural state. You might only need to paint or stain your fence panels if they are installed in a high-traffic area, such as an outdoor play area or a playground.
No doubt, galvanized fences have many benefits over traditional wooden fences. However, just because they're made from metal doesn't mean that they won't last as long—or have the same aesthetic appeal—as other types of fencing.
They're usually less expensive than traditional wood fences.
When you choose galvanized aluminum fence panels over traditional wood fences, you'll usually save money in two ways. The first is the cost of materials. Galvanized steel is much less expensive than treated lumber and is much easier to install. This means lower labor costs and a greater chance that you'll be able to do the installation yourself or with help from friends and family members instead of hiring a contractor.
We hope we've convinced you that galvanized fence panels are a great option for your yard. They're durable, customizable, and blend in with the environment; they don't require stain or paint and are usually less expensive than traditional wood fences. So go ahead - give it a try!