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Types of Metal Fencing to Consider for Your Property

According to real estate experts, a fence can increase the value of your home by a whopping 10%. Whether you’re looking to add value and curb appeal or privacy and security to your property, a metal fence can be an excellent way to achieve these goals. There are many different types of metal fencing and even more, factors to consider when choosing one.

From the benefits of metal fencing to comparing fence costs, think of this as your go-to guide to metal fencing. We’ll go over the various types of metal fencing on the market today and help you decide which one is right for your home. Let’s jump into some metal fence basics.

The Many Benefits of Metal Fencing

There are several benefits to installing metal fencing on your property. First, it’s a highly secure option. Metal fencing can be an effective deterrent against intruders and other unwanted guests because it’s difficult to break through or climb over.

In addition to its security features, metal fencing is also durable. Metal fencing will last for decades with minimal maintenance. This is especially true in Tulsa weather.

Another benefit of installing metal fencing around your home is that there are so many styles available. You’re sure to find something that fits perfectly with your landscape design aesthetic. Metal fences come in many colors, shapes, and sizes.

Whether you’re looking for a functional fence to keep pets in or pests out or just something decorative to boost your curb appeal, metal fencing has a look you’ll love. The great thing about this is that you can also find one that fits your budget.

Types of Metal Fencing

If you’re looking to add some style and security to your home, metal fencing is a great option. It comes in many different styles, so you can find something that fits your needs and preferences perfectly. Whether you want something classic or modern, there’s sure to be a type of fence that fits the bill.

Wrought iron is a type of iron that is formed by smelting iron ore in a blast furnace. The term wrought means worked and so the name comes from the fact that this type of metal was formed by hand rather than being cast in a mold like wrought steel.

Steel is a strong and durable variant of metal that can be used to create security fencing. It can also be used for decorative purposes, as it comes in many different finishes and styles. Steel is more expensive than other materials, but it’s easy to maintain and will last for years without any major repairs or replacements needed.

Aluminum fencing is one of the most popular types of metal fencing. It’s a good choice for people who want a low-maintenance option, and it comes in many different styles and colors, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Aluminum is lightweight, which makes the installation quicker.

Metal Fencing Boosts the Value of Your Home

As mentioned above, a metal fence will add some major dollars to the value of your home. For starters, curb appeal is your chance to make a first impression on potential buyers. Buyers want to see a beautifully landscaped yard with a fence to match.

For pet owners, a metal fence will give buyers peace of mind knowing that their furry friend is safe. The same goes for families with children. A fence is often a must-have for parents and pet owners and this will greatly open up your buyer pool.

Many of today’s home buyers are also looking for eco-friendly home features. Certain types of metal fencing can come from recycled materials and doesn’t require any harmful chemicals or processes to produce.

Between its recyclability and long life, metal fencing is one that reduces waste. This makes it a great choice for homeowners who want to be more environmentally responsible while still maintaining their property’s aesthetic appeal.

Comparing Different Fence Materials

When it comes to fencing, there are many different options. In addition to metal, popular fence choices include wood, vinyl, and chain link fences. Wood fencing is a great choice for privacy and security.

While wood fencing is very durable, the weather will cause it to warp and lose its color over time. Wood fencing will last for many years if properly maintained. Vinyl fencing is a popular choice because it stands up to the elements better than wood.

Another benefit of vinyl is its versatility. Vinyl can be installed in any type of setting and comes in many colors and styles to fit your needs. Chain wire fencing is a type of fencing that uses steel wire to create a barrier. It’s used for many different applications, including keeping animals in or out.

Metal fences can last up to 50 years if properly cared for. They’ll also stand up well against windy or harsh conditions. Their durability helps make them a cost-effective choice in comparison to others.

Metal Fence Maintenance

Metal fences are low maintenance and require very little care. They have a long lifespan, so they rarely need to be replaced. Metal fences are more expensive than wood fences, but the value of their durability and longevity makes them worth the investment over time.

There are many different types of metal fences. They can be made from aluminum, wrought iron, steel or stainless steel. Stainless steel is a popular choice because it won’t rust, which makes it more durable than other materials.

Some metal fences are made from a combination of materials, such as aluminum and steel. Aluminum is one of the most popular choices for its strength, durability, and low cost. It is also easy to paint or powder-coat so that it can be customized in any color you want.

Installing Metal Fencing

Installing metal fencing is a job that should be handled by professionals. If you are not sure what type of fence will work best for your property, consult with an expert who can help determine which style would be most appropriate.

Once the decision has been made on what type of metal fencing to install and where it will go, there are some general guidelines as to how it should be installed. To start, our pros will make sure the ground is level and straight before putting up any new posts or rails. This will keep your fence straight for years to come. Next, concrete is poured to prevent shifting over time unlike with dirt.

Our fencing experts will measure your desired area, make sure the fence is free of trees and roots, and that it’s safe to dig and install the fence where you’d like it. It’s extremely costly to try and install a fence yourself if you’re unsure how to do so. This is where a professional is necessary to make sure the job is done correctly.

Additional Uses for a Metal Fence

Metal fencing can be used for more than just keeping animals in and out and keeping children safe. Metal fencing is often used as security fencing because it’s easy to see through, but not easy enough for someone to climb over or cut through without being noticed. If safety is a big concern, metal fencing may be the best option for you.

Metal fences can also be used as privacy fences. Whether you live near a busy area, have a lot of neighbors, or just value your peace and quiet, metal is a great fit.

Finally, some homeowners choose metal fences because they want something decorative that won’t compete with other landscaping features. Metal fences come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can use it in a garden, as a gate, on a walkway, or as a decorative privacy screen.

Metal fences are also great for keeping your family, pets, and guests safe around pools. Metal fences can be attached to gates to help prevent children from going near water unsupervised. You can see through it which is great for views but children and pets can’t fit between the fencing.

Start Your Metal Fencing Project Today

With all of the options available, it can be hard to choose between the different types of metal fencing. The good news is that we have experts who can help you make this decision and install it for you. Your home will get a beautiful new upgrade while you enjoy a great investment, new look, privacy, and protection.

Your home and yard will look completely refreshed with a beautiful new fence around it. If you want to learn more about what type of metal fencing might work best in your yard, fill out the contact form here. Let us help you choose the best fencing for your space and budget.

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Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Easy To Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

A Good Neighbor Fence

Unlike most fence types that have a “good side” and a “bad side,” with your Trex fence, you will get the same beautiful finish on either side. No unsightly picket defects or exposed support railings. A Trex fence is beautiful no matter what side of the fence you are on. 

25 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty

The power of the outdoors has met its match. Trex is engineered to endure decades of foul weather and foot traffic…with the warranty coverage to prove it. 

With our 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty, you can rest assured that your backyard investment is well protected.

Low Maintenance

Trex fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose . If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Trex fences are very easy to clean and typically only require it semi-annually,  making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

Eco-Friendly Fencing

 Trex eco-friendly composite fencing is made from an innovative blend of 96% recycled wood and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. Trex fencing led the way green fencing more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our fences and know that we’ve done our part. As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year.

Never Shrink, Warp or Rot

PostMaster+ fences are designed for more than just presenting a seamless fence, it is an investment in peace of mind.

PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Up To 112mph Winds

Your PostMaster+ fence system can be configured to withstand up to 112 MpH winds.

Steel posts protect your investment from damaging wind while cedar offers protection from bugs, rot, and warping.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

You can feel confident in your investment as it comes with a Lifetime Limited warranty.

No other wood fence post even comes close to the performance and longevity of this innovative fencing system.

Hidden Posts

PostMaster+ is the only steel fence post on the market designed to be hidden from view.

Both sides of your fence will showcase beautiful cedar posts while the steel on the inside creates a durable, long-lasting fence.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

RADIUS metal fences have a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

High Security Fencing

Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A metal fence from RADIUS serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

Coated Galvanized Steel

All RADIUS metal fences are coated inside and out. Our galvanized steel framework is subjected to a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash, followed by a duplex cathodic electrocoat system consisting of an epoxy primer, which significantly increases corrosion protection, and an acrylic topcoat, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

Seamless Design

Our metal fence panels are fabricated through a welding technique that combines laser and fusion technology to create a virtually invisible structural connection at every picket to rail intersection. RADIUS welded steel construction is unmatched in strength and durability.

Modern Design

FenceTrac’s revolutionary, innovative fence system features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. Not only are these fences long-lasting, but they are also highly customizable as well as fashionable.

Stronger Trac Channels

FenceTrac U-channels are manufactured from 18-ga. roll-formed galvanized steel for superior strength and durability. This system is built to be long-lasting and customizable to match any yard.

Versatile Infill

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a FenceTrac system you can pair their patented, durable U-channels with the infill that best fits your style. FenceTrac is designed to be used with nearly any type of rigid infill, so you can create the exact look you want.

Metal Frame

FenceTrac comes in with a durable textured matte black powder coat finish consisting of a multi-stage process of industrial, weather-resistant finish. The sturdy metal frame creates a stronger, longer-lasting fence. FenceTrac’s metal frame is also compatible for fencing sloped grades with precision. 

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing RADIUS to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Top Rails For Structure

At RADIUS, we believe it’s important to go the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

At RADIUS, we pride ourselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.

Rails And Nails - With Purpose

Much like our fence pickets, RADIUS takes care of which rails and nails we build with. Our standard back rails for wood privacy fencing are constructed of prime Douglas fir species wood. This provides superior stiffness and no more warping/twisting (seen in treated pine materials).

Getting all of these great products together is important too! We use a specialty winged tip Coated wood-to-metal screw the size of your pinkie to hold the rails to our steel posts. Once set up, the pickets get finished on the installation with Galvanized coated ring-shank nails. No need for screws on our pickets – it’ll take a crowbar or more to get these nails out when applied correctly.

Better Fence Pickets

RADIUS builds with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. RADIUS has partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Our typical offering is the premium #2/BTR Wood Fence picket from Alta Forest Products. Their Western Red Cedar has the more time-tested quality results of all wood species in the Tulsa market. We also have other #1 Cryptomeria Japonica wood and some Prime Douglas fir options. We stay on top of the trends and teach each of our customers the intricacy of changes in the Wood Privacy Fencing market.

Stronger Posts

RADIUS understands that your fence is as strong as the posts that are used to build your wood residential privacy fence. Our team was instrumental in being at the forefront of bringing the Galvanized 2-1/2” Square steel posts to the Tulsa fence market. We not only offer these solid stalwarts but have access to other styles such as the Postmaster+ post options too.

Our standard is to set these in a concrete footer, utilizing a myriad of installation methodologies according to your exact soil conditions and site arrangements. Having experts design and install your fence is our standard – just like the steel posts we install daily.

Decorative Details & Designs

RADIUS goes the extra mile in every detail of your wood fence project. Add Cap & Trim for a simple, elegant feel – or look into our new Horizontal wood fencing solutions – the possibilities are nearly endless with our team’s unlimited design scope experience and talent.

We travel to major conventions and conferences to learn about all of the great innovations that continue to flood the North American market. RADIUS is known for its leadership in the fencing world, especially for unique wood privacy fence solutions.