Best Installation Practices for Aluminum Gates and Fences

Aluminum fencing offers a wide range of fencing styles and colors to meet your needs and specifications. However, before the process of aluminum fence and gate installation begins, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure a productive project.

Keep the Gate Posts in mind

Installation of aluminum fence gates are not like wood fences/gate installation. For this reason, it is important to start with the gate posts in mind as you cannot make alterations once the installation has kicked off.

Survey staking

Before you begin installation of an aluminum gate or fence, the area where the fence would be located should be staked properly. Once this is done, have markers in the front and back of your house, representing the corners of the plot. Using a long tape is ideal so you can measure and pull it between two of the markers. Once the line you have made is tight, move it on your apartment to approximately 2” to ensure proper installation.

Make sure of the Aluminum Gate/Fence Rating

Most people are unaware there aluminum gates usually have three ratings – residential or commercial. Picking the appropriate rating will ensure you use a gate that properly covers your needs. If you do not know about aluminum gate ratings, you could seek for professional advice.

Patience is key especially with Concrete

It is not wrong to anchor your aluminum gate on concrete, so long as the anchoring of the fence posts is done properly. If this is not done, you may experience wear and tear and eventual sagging of the gate. You could instead use a floor flange for each fence post – bolt it down into the concrete before inserting the posts. Patience is required for this process as the concrete has to dry completely before any more installation processes are continued. The waiting process may take as long as three days, but it will be worth it eventually.

Aluminum fence and gate installation is a project worth the effort. While care should be taken during installation, it is important to have your local zoning laws at the back of your mind. This will help you install fencing and gates that meet local requirements.

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