Panel fencing tips: Which metal is best?
On the fence about which boundary to choose? We’ve already highlighted the benefits of perforated metal panel fencing in this article here. So now let’s look at the considerations you need to make, when you’re ready to pick your pattern and base metal for your fence panels.
Perforated panel fencing: Which metal is best?
Perforated metal comes in many different metal types, so you can easily find one that’s suitable for the fence style you want – and the installation location.
Local climate and weather conditions are a factor to consider when you’re planning your panel fencing and selecting your base metal. For example, if you have a fencing project near the ocean, you need to avoid metals that are susceptible to corrosion from saltwater. Or if you have high winds, you need a strong and heavy fence that offers the resistance factor you need.
The most popular metal types for our customers ordering panel fencing are steel and aluminium.
Fences are typically made from aluminium if they’re decorative, for residential properties and apartment blocks, including coastal homes. Aluminium is lightweight and strong but doesn’t rust and is corrosive resistant too. Making it perfect for panel fencing that has plenty of kerb appeal.
Whereas for commercial property that needs to be protected and look the part too, steel is the tougher, heavier option.
We can always give you advice if you’re not sure which type of metal is best – we’re the metal manufacturing experts and understand metal performance in detail.
Perfecting your panel fencing pattern
Privacy is usually the top priority when it comes to panel fencing, depending on the fence location. Perforated metal offers the perfect balance of privacy and transparency, without being overbearing. And can also be designed to complement building aesthetics.