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When looking for fencing, there are a lot of different factors to consider. One of the most important considerations that people are looking for in fencing is sturdiness and reliability. Nobody wants to buy a fence only to watch it decay due to rust and corrosion. This is especially true in areas with heavy weather conditions that can result in quickened decay. Luckily, there are a lot of fences designed specifically to handle these kinds of weather conditions. Let’s look at various fencing materials, and what makes them reliable for coastal living.
Iron and steel as raw metals are extremely prone to rust. It’s therefore important that if you choose to go with either of these materials, you make sure that they have been made corrosion proof in the most effective way. The best iron and steel fences are galvanised. Meaning they have a protective layer of zinc. It’s also a good idea to make sure that the small parts of the fence, such as the handles and screws, are also galvanized, or made from stainless steel. Painting and coating can also be applied yourself, although this is best used as additional weatherproofing.
Aluminium is a popular fencing choice as it is lightweight and relatively affordable. As well because of its highly weather resistant
properties. This is perhaps the best choice in fencing material for coastal areas.
Aluminium naturally requires very little maintenance to stay fresh and corrosion free. Generally, you will want to purchase coated aluminium to guarantee higher protection. Coatings can vary, but often consist of zinc galvanisation similar to steel or iron fences.
It’s inevitable that the conditions of coastal living are going to be hard on your fencing. That said, there is no reason that you can’t have a long-lasting, beautiful fence that fulfills all your needs and does not require a terrible amount of upkeep. If you keep the above information in mind, you will be able to choose a fence that provides whatever function you may need it to, and that will last for years to come.