6 Ways Aluminium Fencing Can Add Value To Your Home

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Aluminium Fencing

Aluminium fencing has become popular over the last decade or so, offering an affordable, versatile, and durable alternative to steel and wood. It’s a first-rate material that not only looks great, but also adds value to your home.

In this article, we’ll explore how aluminium fencing can increase the value of your property.

1. Better security

Aluminium fencing helps to provide a little extra security to your property, deterring would-be thieves from entering your home. Security is important for every homeowner, and by installing fencing around your property, you’ll be making it more desirable, which can increase its value.

2. More privacy

Your home is one of the few places where you can relax and be yourself, and if you’d rather not have people staring at you as they pass by, you’ll want to add a little extra privacy to your property’s boundary. Aluminium fences are the perfect privacy screens for your home—they tend to have thin slats that are difficult to see through, and will prevent people from looking into your home. This is another highly sought after feature of a home, and another way that aluminium fences can increase its value.

3. Desirable for dog owners

If you have rambunctious pooches running around, a fence is often necessary to prevent them from escaping. Tall aluminium fences can prevent the most skilled escape artist from clambering up them, and keeping them confined to the yard. They also help to protect your dog from being stolen, which isn’t particularly common, but does still happen in Australia1.

4. Low maintenance

Wood and wrought iron fences can look beautiful, but they also need regular maintenance to remain in good condition. Aluminium fences, on the other hand, require less maintenance to retain their original shine. To keep the aluminium’s powder-coating in good condition, you’ll just need to clean the fence with a soft cloth, warm water and detergent a few times a year, and then rinse the remaining detergent.

Aluminium fencing rarely needs to be repainted, and unlike wood and iron, there’s no need to re-stain them, which makes them a desirable aspect of a home.

5. Corrosion-resistant

If something is exposed to the sun, wind, and rain, it usually degrades or corrodes over time, and requires maintenance. Whether it’s wooden or iron fencing, your home’s paint job, roof tiles, or anything else that is exposed to the weather, you’ll need to spend time and money maintaining it to keep it in good condition. 

Aluminium fencing is the exception to the rule. The chemical properties of aluminium allows it to form a compact oxide layer over its surface, which creates a high resistance to corrosion3. Whether it’s blistered by the sun, whipped by the wind, or soaked by tropical rain, it’ll remain rust free for years.

5. Matches your home’s aesthetic

Aluminium is a malleable material that can be moulded into all kinds of shapes. This has allowed the production of a huge range of aluminium fencing options, from simple panel fencing with narrow slats, to wrought-iron like fencing topped with decorative spears. It can be easily painted too, allowing you to pick a design and colour that perfectly matches your home’s aesthetic. And with a beautifully-designed exterior, the value of your home will increase.

References

  1. William Summers, 2018, Hundreds of dog thefts reported each year, new crime data shows, William Summers 
  2. Aluminium Fencing Brisbane, Network Steel
  3. Christian Vargel, 2004, Aluminum Corrosion – an overview, Science Direct

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