Building Your Own Aluminum Fence

Building Your Own Aluminum Fence

In this case, consider adding an aluminum fence to your yard.

For some fence projects, you will want to trust the professionals. However, sometimes you will want to try to build your new fence on your own. If other fences haven’t gotten the job done for you, maybe you should take it as a sign. In this case, consider adding an aluminum fence to your yard. Let’s look at how to build one.

Gather Some Necessary Tools

Before you can begin building your aluminum fence, you will need to gather some necessary tools. One tool you will need is a post hole digger. You’ll also need concrete mixers, wheelbarrows, concrete mix, shovels, levels, stakes, strings, rubber mallets, hacksaws, hammers, screwdrivers, and drills. Some of these tools you may already have sitting around the house. Others you can pick up at the hardware store, but others you will probably need to rent before you can go about using them.

Double Check Local Laws

The next step is to double check all applicable local laws. After all, if you need to have a permit to build your fence, you need to make sure all of your paperwork is set before you start. Plus you will need to talk to your HOA committee to see what other requirements they have. And before you dig into your yard, you need to be sure you won’t hit any power or utility lines. That’s why calling the local utilities is a smart idea – so you know where you can and can’t dig.

Start Building Your Fence

Now you’re ready to start building your aluminum fence. Use the stakes and string to outline where you will place it. Once that is done, you can then use the post hole digger to make holes in the ground. That way, you can make sure your fence will stay up and won’t be knocked down by the wind or by energetic and industrious pets. Put your posts into the holes you dug and fill in the holes with concrete. As soon as the concrete dries, you can move on to adding aluminum fence rails. Don’t forget to add walls, gates, and latches as needed.

Have It Done Professionally

One final piece of advice is to skip all the hassle. Have your aluminum fence built and installed by professionals. Let’s say that you got started just fine but got confused along the way and now your fence doesn’t look anything like it’s supposed to – forget about all the trouble and let the experts do it for you!


If you are ready to install your aluminum fence and add aluminum railings or you still have some more questions, we here at Hercules Custom Iron are here to help. We have many years of experience and will ensure that your chain link fence will serve you and your family for years. Visit us online or call us at 1-800-331-2590. For advice, updates, and to see what we are up to, be sure to follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.

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