The Benefits of Galvanized Metal Fencing

Galvanized metal fencing is becoming increasingly popular for both residential and commercial properties. This industrial-style fence comes in opaque metal sheets as well as decorative options to look like wrought iron. It creates a stately appearance that can boost curb appeal and keep intruders outside your property. At FloriFence, we especially like to use this option for commercial facilities because of its durability and industrial appearance. 

Before you make the final decision on your fence material, you should understand all the pros and cons of galvanized steel:

Strength and durability

Galvanized steel is one of the most durable fencing options available at FloriFence. Unlike aluminum which is lightweight, galvanized steel is heavy and difficult to bend, even during major storms and hurricanes. It is also formed using a special technique that eliminates soldered joints, making it more durable than many other fence materials. If you’re looking for a fence that will deter intruders and withstand hurricane-force winds, galvanized steel is a great choice. 

Appearance

Galvanized steel offers a modern and industrial look that is highly popular for urban areas and commercial properties. Because it is rust-resistant, the smooth and clean appearance will last for decades. Plus, galvanized metal can be combined with wood to accent the fence and create a modern rustic appearance. 

Flexibility

Galvanized steel is often used for temporary fencing on worksites and for events. By investing in galvanized steel temporary fencing, you can have options for blocking off areas of your commercial property for years to come. Temporary fencing is typically designed to be lighter than permanent galvanized steel to make it easy to move around throughout the construction project or event.  

Maintenance

Like aluminum, galvanized steel is easy to care for. It doesn’t rust, rot, or warp over time like other types of metal and wood fencing. Other than the occasional cleaning and lubrication of hinges, you won’t need to invest in maintenance for your galvanized steel fence. 

Cons of Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel can be expensive, and it is not always practical for residential use. Because it is heavier, more expensive, and not as versatile as aluminum, we only recommend it for select residential properties, and not even all commercial facilities. 

If you think galvanized steel might be right for your next fencing project, call FLoriFence today! We are happy to fit you with the features and style for your new fence.

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