Privacy or Security are the most common reasons for fencing a property – keeping children and pets safely fenced inside the property and securing your property from unwanted visitors. Wooden fences have been a popular option for decades in NZ and continue to be so today. But with many other types of fencing available, how do you decide which is the best option for your home?
Wooden fences have many benefits such as:
- Readily available
- Easy to install
- Popular and entry level cost
They are a quintessential Kiwi product, but the rustic finish of wooden fencing may not be the look you are after for your home and garden. They also weather quickly and require regular maintenance, including ongoing painting or staining and are prone to warping or cracking over time. .
Aluminium fencing is a more modern option than traditional wooden fencing, with styles continuing to evolve to meet design demands.
Aluminium fencing benefits include:
- Modern, sleek and visually appealing
- Long lasting – permanent materials suitable for outdoor use
- Wide range of powder coat colour finishes available
- Low maintenance
- Won’t rot
- Easy to install
Aluminium is a very strong material that doesn't warp, shrink or crack, even with outdoor exposure and is used extensively for window joinery, balustrades and many other products around the home. Aluminium fencing has a life expectancy of at least 20 years (with regular maintenance) and a minimum 10 year warranty for the powder coat finish, for long term good looks.
So what is the downside? It can be more expensive than wooden fencing, but an investment in good quality aluminium fencing will pay off in the long-term, as it not only lasts longer but also requires less maintenance, saving you time and money.