An aluminium fence can be a good choice for any yard, and especially if you have a pool, since aluminium easily withstands exposure to pool water and chemicals. An aluminium tubular fence can also look more stately and attractive than a standard chain link fence, while not being imposing or making a yard feel closed-in. You may be surprised at the varieties of aluminium fencing available for a residential yard, so note a few tips on how to choose the best option for your property, and this will ensure you find a fence that works well for your outdoor space.
Aluminium tubular fencing comes in many styles, depending on how those tubes are positioned. If you're concerned about security or someone getting into your yard, opt for vertical tubes, without any horizontal crossbars. Those horizontal bars provide a good toehold for someone to climb the fence, whereas vertical bars are much harder to scale.
The top of the fence will also vary; for a clean and simple look, choose a flat top, which is one long horizontal railing across the top, and flat posts. If you want something a bit more upscale, choose pointed finials, as these have a very classic look.
A plain aluminium fence is very durable, but a powder coating will add to its overall durability. This type of coating can make the fence thicker, so it's harder to cut through the bars, and can also add colour to the fence. Powder coating can also protect the fence from dents and dings, something to consider if you have children who might hit the fence with toys or bikes, or large pets who might scratch the fence and otherwise leave marks behind.
The height of any fence will be important to consider, as a taller fence will be more secure, but may also be more obtrusive and overwhelming. After checking local city codes and other such restrictions, consider your home's landscaping and outbuildings. A very tall fence might seem out of place next to small flowerbeds, or with no landscaping around it at all, and may then look like prison bars! On the other hand, a shorter fence won't offer much security, and you want the fence to be as tall or taller than any shrubs or hedges you have planted around the yard. Choose something in proportion to your property's landscaping and outbuildings when choosing a fence height, so it looks attractive while also being functional.