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The volume of options available to customers in the residential fencing market has exploded over the past 20 years. Although traditional wood fencing is still among the most popular options, two materials that are working their way up are vinyl & Aluminum. 

We have some great info on residential vinyl fencing in this blog if you are interested, but today, we’d like to talk about one of our favorite fencing materials, especially when it comes to residential properties, aluminum fencing.

Before we get into everything you need to know about residential aluminum fencing, please remember that if you have any questions, are ready to get started on your next fencing project, or are looking to get your free residential fencing quote, we are just around the corner! 

Richmond, VA area customers, give us a call at 804-353-6030, Tidewater, VA area customers, including Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, and surrounding areas, give our Portsmouth office a call at 757-853-5669. If calling’s not your thing, feel free to send us a message online and one of our residential fencing professionals will be in touch shortly!

Let’s dive in!

Pros & Cons Of Residential Aluminum Fencing

Every fencing material comes with pros and cons, residential and commercial alike. If you are considering installing a residential fence at your home, it’s important to understand what problems you are looking to solve with said fence.

With over 30 years of experience in the residential fencing industry, we have installed thousands of fences between our Richmond & Portsmouth offices. Nearly every homeowner we speak to is looking to fix one (or a combination) of three major issues: privacy, safety & security, and decoration/aesthetics. Because aluminum fences consist of almost entirely picket styles, these fences don’t offer much in the way of privacy. On the other hand, residential aluminum fences excel in both safety & security and aesthetics. 


Durability: Residential aluminum fences are highly durable and resistant to rust, corrosion, and weathering, making them a long-lasting option for residential properties.
Low maintenance: Unlike wood fences, aluminum fences don't require regular painting, staining, or sealing. They are easy to clean with soap and water.
Aesthetically pleasing: Aluminum fences come in various styles, colors, and designs, allowing homeowners to choose a look that complements their property.
Security: Residential aluminum fences can provide a good level of security, especially when designed with spear-topped pickets.
Safety: Residential aluminum fences can also be great for keeping children & pets safe in the comfort of your property.
Cost-effective: Compared to wrought iron or steel fences, aluminum fences are generally more affordable while still offering durability and attractiveness.

Less privacy: Aluminum fences are typically designed with gaps between the pickets, providing less privacy than solid wood or vinyl fences.
Not as strong as steel: Although aluminum fences are durable, they may not be as strong as steel fences, making them more susceptible to damage from severe impacts. With that being said, steel is a fencing material typically reserved for commercial properties that require a high level of security.
Limited customization: While aluminum fences come in various styles, they may not offer as many customization options as wood or vinyl fences, which are designed and painted to suit specific preferences. As we will get into shortly, there are some color options for residential aluminum fencing, they are simply more limited than the plethora of options available in the wood and vinyl category.

Exclusive Products & Design Ingenuities

If you live in the Richmond, VA, or Tidewater, VA areas, Hurricane Fence is your stop for the highest quality residential aluminum fence options thanks to our exclusive partnership with ActiveYards.

ActiveYards is one of the largest fence manufacturers in the country. All of their products are American-made and backed by a limited lifetime warranty (more on that later).

Residential aluminum fencing produced by ActiveYards comes with a few hidden details, referred to as design ingenuities. These advanced construction techniques include:

SolarGuard: A refined material composition that provides UV fade resistance, keeping your fence looking brand new for years to come.

Corigin Fasteners: A hidden fastener system that locks fence panels together from the inside out to provide a clean, seamless design. 

Residential Aluminum Fence Styles

We offer a wide range of residential aluminum fence styles. Have a look below to see which one complements your tastes and property.

The Granite

The Granite residential aluminum fence is our top seller. It creates a sleek fence line with modern styling. The use of Corigin Fasteners means a clean design that can easily be adjusted to follow the natural slope of your yard.

Color Options: Black, Matte Black, Pewter

Height Options: 4’, 4.5’, 5’, 6’

The Amethyst

Blending modern and traditional styles, this alternating spear-topped design is a perfect accent to your garden & landscaping.

Color Options: Black

Height Options: 3.5’, 4’, 4.5’, 5’  

The Bedrock

The Bedrock is a sleek and straightforward aluminum fence design. Leaving complexity behind, this style is as clean as it gets, with only one top and bottom rail and no-nonsense pickets.

Color Options: Black, Pewter

Height Options: 4’

The Jasper

The Jasper is an ideal solution for homeowners with small pets. This style boasts single pickets on the top two-thirds of the fence, while opting for double (half-spaced) pickets on the bottom third, meaning your pup can explore your yard to their heart's content!

Color Options: Black

Height Options: 4’, 5’

The Marble

The Marble is among the most traditionally inspired residential aluminum fence styles we offer. Taking its look from old-school wrought-iron fences, this style features 2 top rails and extruding spear-topped pickets.

Color Options: Black, Matte Black, Pewter

Height Options: 3’, 4’, 4.5’, 5’, 6’

The Travertine

For a more industrial look and a bit of added security, opting for The Travertine may be your best option! It features two top rails, and half-spaced pickets throughout, and is designed without protruding pickets.

Color Options: Black

Height Options: 4’, 4.5’

Residential Aluminum Fence Accessories

Looking to add your own flavor to your new fence? We’ve got you covered. Our aluminum fences can be outfitted with the following accessories to round off your fencing vision.

Puppy Picket Panels: This panel add-on is attached to the bottom third of your fence and features half-spaced pickets, ensuring the safety and security of smaller dogs who would usually be able to wiggle their way through traditional picket spacings.

Post Caps:

  1. Pyramid Post Caps
  2. Ball Post Caps
  3. Solar Post Caps


  1. Tri Finials
  2. Quad Finials
  3. Fleur-de-Lis Finials

Residential Aluminum Fencing for Pools

Residential Aluminum Fencing for Pools

Aluminum is a great material for pool fencing. These fences are pool code compliant and can be outfitted with self-closing latches on gates, meaning children and pets alike cannot gain access accidentally, keeping them safe from taking a swim without supervision. Its strength and durability also mean that your fence is likely to stay functional long into the lifespan of your pool.

Sustainability of Residential Aluminum Fencing

Sustainability is an important issue for many homeowners. Luckily, aluminum fencing is considered among the most sustainable options, especially in the residential market. Here are a few sustainability benefits of choosing an aluminum fence for your residential property:

  1. Recyclability: Aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials available. When an aluminum fence reaches the end of its lifespan, it can be recycled and repurposed without losing its quality. This reduces the demand for new raw materials and minimizes waste in landfills.
  2. Energy efficiency: Producing aluminum fences requires less energy compared to the production of steel or wrought iron fences. Additionally, the recycling process of aluminum consumes only 5% of the energy needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.
  3. Long lifespan: Aluminum fences are highly durable and resistant to corrosion, weathering, and pests. They can last for decades with minimal maintenance, reducing the need for frequent replacements and thus conserving resources.
  4. Eco-friendly coating: Many aluminum fence manufacturers use powder coating, which is an environmentally friendly process that minimizes the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) compared to traditional liquid paints.
  5. Reduced carbon footprint: The lightweight nature of aluminum makes it easier to transport than heavier materials like steel, resulting in lower fuel consumption and reduced carbon emissions during transportation.
  6. No chemical treatments: Unlike wood fences, aluminum fences do not require chemical treatments such as staining, painting, or sealing to maintain their appearance and durability. This reduces the use of potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into the soil and groundwater.

While the production of aluminum does have an environmental impact, the long lifespan, recyclability, and energy efficiency of aluminum fences contribute to their overall sustainability. As with any product, it's essential to consider the entire life cycle when assessing its environmental impact.

Choose Hurricane Fence Company for Your Residential Aluminum Fence

When it comes to installing a high-quality, durable, and attractive residential aluminum fence, look no further than Hurricane Fence Company. With over 30 years of experience in the fencing industry, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you choose the perfect aluminum fence for your property.

Our exclusive partnership with ActiveYards allows us to offer the best residential aluminum fencing options on the market. All of our aluminum fences are American-made and backed by a limited lifetime warranty, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that your investment is protected.

At Hurricane Fence Company, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and top-notch installation. Our team of fencing professionals will work with you to understand your specific needs and preferences, helping you select the ideal style, color, and height for your aluminum fence. We will also ensure that your fence is installed correctly and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your daily routine.

Don't settle for less when it comes to your residential fencing needs. Choose Hurricane Fence Company and experience the difference that quality materials, expert installation, and dedicated customer service can make.

Take the first step towards enhancing your property with a beautiful and functional aluminum fence. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and quote. Richmond, VA area customers, call us at 804-353-6030. Tidewater, VA area customers, including Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, and surrounding areas, call our Portsmouth office at 757-853-5669. If you prefer, you can also send us a message online, and one of our residential fencing experts will be in touch shortly.

Invest in the best for your home – choose Hurricane Fence Company for your residential aluminum fencing needs.

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