FAQ

Why should I purchase an Aluminum fence over a steel, vinyl, or wood fence?

This answer is easy, NO MAINTENANCE, does not warp, twist, crack or split like wood, rust like steel fence and chalk, crack and split like vinyl fence, if it does, its guaranteed for life.

What type finish does have on your products? We offer a wet paint solution and a powder coat solution.

Benefit of a wet paint is there is no orange peel effect, much smoother, cleaner look. We do powder coat all our welded products. Both systems are 100% maintenance free and offer a life time warranty.

Do you build custom fence jobs?

All our jobs are custom built; we build one job at a time and offer more options than any other aluminum fence manufacturer. It does not slow us down because it is our way of operating.

What type of gates can be purchased?

We custom build every gate to match the fence ordered. The sky is the limit on choices, challenge us to build any custom gate you can dream of.

What colors are available?

Black, Dark Bronze, and White are the standard colors we keep in inventory. Custom colors are available at an additional price.

What are the standard heights and widths of the aluminum fence?

Standard heights are 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, and 72”, but since we custom build every job there is a minimal charge for odd sizes. The same for widths, 72” is our standard but for a minimal charge we can build widths up to 96”.

Do the SwedgeLock Railings meet building codes?

Our Railings meet or exceed all building codes, including the most stringent BOCA code.

Do you deliver and install?

Our jobs are delivered by handpicked common carriers, which provide excellent service. We do have an install company for our fence and railing, but if we have a dealer in your area, we act as a consultant only.

Why Aluminum?
More homeowners than ever are investing in improvements and upgrades to their current property to increase their home and overall property value. The addition or renovation of an outdoor living space is a significant investment, and one that can yield high returns in terms of lifestyle and increased value. An outdoor living space adds functional square and has the potential to change the way you currently use the space in your home. The choice to invest in an aluminum deck, railing or fence system over wood or composite products is an important one for every homeowner. Understanding the key benefits of aluminum-based products will help you make the best decision for your own property. Use the links located on the menu to the left to learn more about aluminum’s core properties and how they best serve your home improvement project.

How Do I Clean and Care for Aluminum Fence and Railings?
Ensure regular cleaning
As with many coated surfaces, regular cleaning will extend the life of the surface and retain its appearance. Cleaning should be conducted routinely at three month intervals and six months should be considered the longest interval. In industrial or marine locations particular attention should be paid to regular care due to the harsher atmosphere.

  • Clean with a dilute solution of mild liquid detergent and warm water. Avoid excessively hot solutions. Automotive based car wash detergents and standard deck cleaning detergents can also be used. Be sure to read all manufactures directions to make sure it is safe for use of painted surfaces. It is recommended that a small test area be checked first.
  • Use a soft bristle brush or cotton rag. Do not use abrasive tools on the coating. After cleaning, rinse thoroughly with fresh water. Ensure that areas that are not normally exposed to rain are washed and rinsed also.
  • n electric pressure washer may also aid in cleaning. The use of a pressure washer with greater than 1,500 PSI and/or applied to closer that 10” from the surface could damage the powder coat surface.
  • Do not use strong solvent type cleaners. Where the use of solvent is required, such as cleaning paint spills, use nothing other than Methylated Spirits. Ensure that the contact time is as short as possible, and rinse the solvent cleaner thoroughly from the surface with copious amounts of fresh water. It is strongly recommended that a small test area be checked first. To ensure that no damage will occur to the whole area.
  • Do not use Acetates, Dulon Thinners, Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) or Petrol products. Highly acidic cleaners are not recommended either.
  • If you reside in a cold weather climate where ice and snow periodically come in contact with your deck, use calcium chloride or rock alt to melt the ice and snow.