Metal Picket Fencing

Metal Picket Fencing

Metal picket fencing is quickly becoming the fencing of choice for many people who want alternatives to wooden, vinyl and plastic fences. Choosing a new style of fence for your garden or property can sometimes be difficult because there are so many different styles and designs to choose from. Not only do fences come in many different shapes and sizes but there are also many different materials in which they are made from.

Metal fencing that is usually made from aluminium is now one the most popular types of fencing that people can have installed in their garden or around the perimeter of their house.

Advantages of a Metal Fence

There are many advantages to having aluminium or metal picket fencing over fences that are made from other materials such as wood, vinyl and cast iron. First of all there are many different styles and designs of aluminium fencing available so you will have no problem finding a fence that will perfectly suit your home and help to bring out the best in your garden. Almost any garden design is catered for with aluminium or metal fencing no matter if your garden has a contemporary or traditional style to it.

Aluminium fencing can also work well in Asian or oriental themed gardens as this kind of fencing is often used throughout the Far East and South East Asia. Aluminium fencing is also very strong and able to cope with harsh weather conditions such as wind, rain and snow much better than wooden fencing can.

Aluminium fencing is practically rust free  and does not require much maintenance at all; unlike wooden fencing that usually needs to be painted or varnished approximately every year or so. Aluminium or metal fencing can also be painted to absolutely any colour you like so you will have no problem matching it to your exiting outdoor colour theme.

Disadvantages of a Metal Fence

There are a couple of disadvantages to having metal picket fencing in your garden. The first one is that it can be a little more expensive than other types of fencing that is available for you to buy. Having said that, a lot will depend on which suppliers you buy the fencing from.

Metal fencing can also, at times, be a bit more difficult to install and construct than wooden or aluminium fencing can so you might want to enlist the help of a builder to a fencing expert who can construct the fence for you. This might cost you a bit of extra money but will no doubt be worth it in the long run.


If you are prepare to pay a little bit extra for you new garden fence then metal picket fencing could be the best option for you. Sure, it costs a little more but by purchasing a fence of this king you will be buying a maintenance free and long lasting metal picket fencing that will look great in your garden for many, many, years to come.

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