Aluminum Fences vs. Wood Fences

Many yards in Florida are unfenced.  If that is the case with your yard, perhaps you have been considering having it fenced.  Whether you are looking for more privacy or simply a way to keep your pets contained, fences have come a long way over the years, and you may not know what to choose.  With almost 20 years in the fencing industry, Tripod Aluminum knows a thing or two about fencing, so we would like to take this opportunity to help make your choice clear! 

What Are Aluminum Fences?

We wanted to address this question because many of you may have in mind the old-fashioned chain-link fence.  Chain-link fences are usually made of steel, not aluminum.  Our aluminum fences resemble the appearance of wrought-iron fencing.  There are a wide variety of styles from classic and decorative to sleek and modern.

Why Should You Choose Aluminum Fences Over Wood Fences?

All fencing has made strides over the years.  In recent years, the popularity of wood fences with horizontal boards has increased, giving the fences a more modern look.  The quality of wood used can also improve the appearance and durability of a wood fence.  However, we believe you will agree with us that aluminum fences are a better choice.  The benefits of aluminum fences over wood fences include the following:


Wood fences fade and deteriorate over time. They are prone to rotting, cracking, splitting, and warping, particularly with the amount of humidity and rain we experience here in Florida.  Our aluminum fences can last for DECADES!


As stated above, wood can crack and split, particularly if it sustains any impact. If you have children or pets, chances are that your fence will sustain some type of impact!  It may be the kids climbing the fence to retrieve a ball or the dog jumping against it repeatedly to warn off that pesky squirrel. While aluminum fences may sustain some damage with a large impact, such as a car, your kids and dog are not a threat!


The great thing about aluminum fences is that they can be used to fence off your front yard, as well. They come in a variety of styles and heights.  You can choose a lower profile fence to keep your little ones and pets confined to the front yard, so they don’t run into the street.  A wooden fence around your front yard makes it seem like an unwelcoming fortress.  A beautiful aluminum fence makes it look like the prettiest house on the block!

If you are ready to replace old fences or install fencing for the first time, give us a call at Tripod Aluminum!  We are located in Melbourne where we have an on-site showroom.  We serve all our surrounding areas, such as Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Vero Beach.  We look forward to serving you!

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