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Choosing Between Aluminum and Steel Ornamental Fences

Steel ornamental fence around a yard

Steel ornamental fences offer high durability, style, and protection for your property.

Ornamental fences can be an excellent addition to a property, increasing aesthetic as well as security value. The two ornamental fence options are aluminum and steel, and both provide design, durability, and minimal maintenance. However, there are important differences between aluminum and steel ornamental fences that you should consider before deciding which fence is the choice for your yard. Learn below how each fence differs and how each might benefit your property. 


Compared to wood or chain-link fences, aluminum and steel ornamental fences offer strong durability. 

Aluminum Ornamental Fences

Aluminum fences are especially impervious to weather and will not corrode or rust. Its unique powder coating process ensures that your Hercules Fence aluminum fence will look great for years. It even comes with a lifetime warranty! 

Steel Ornamental Fences

Steel can rust, but when treated with an electrostatically applied powder coating, it can be well-protected as well as nearly maintenance-free. Hercules Fence manufacturers offer extended warranties for our steel fences from 12 to 15 years. Additionally, if security is a top priority, steel may be best for you. Steel ornamental fences are manufactured using a welded construction process, which reinforces the strong material.


A variety of styling options are available for both ornamental fences, including pressed pear pickets to ball caps, to arched loops. 

Aluminum Ornamental Fences

Aluminum fences offer a wider range of color options than steel fences, so consider aluminum fences if you are intent on applying a specific color scheme to your house. Aluminum is available in many different grades and styles, with ⅝”, ¾” and 1” pickets. 

Steel Ornamental Fences

Steel ornamental fences are typically offered in fewer colors, with black, white, bronze, and dark green being the standard colors offered by Hercules Fence. 


Compared to wrought iron fences that offer similar style, aluminum and steel ornamental fences offer an incredible value. However, steel will be a bit more expensive than aluminum, primarily due to its resilient welded construction. 

The critical thing to remember is that any upfront costs for your ornamental fences will save you significant repair and replacement costs in the future, as well as increase the property value of your home. 

Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC

Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.

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