5 Applications for Aluminum Fencing Beyond Traditional Property Lines

by | May 30, 2023 | Aluminum Fence, Pool Fencing

As a homeowner, it’s essential to seek robust, versatile, and maintenance-friendly solutions that enhance the safety and aesthetics of your property. Aluminum fencing, known for its resilience, minimal rust susceptibility, and enduring style, is often a top pick for securing boundaries and safeguarding loved ones and pets in the yard. However, the potential of this versatile material transcends beyond traditional boundaries. Join us as we delve into some innovative and surprising uses of aluminum fencing that can redefine and enrich your home environment.

Aluminum fence posts, with their capability to be easily modified for mounting onto a range of surfaces, can truly revolutionize your space. This versatility is made possible by simply welding a flange with bolt holes to the fence post’s base, allowing for secure attachment via lag bolts or concrete screws. A neatly designed cover is then slid over the flange, providing a tidy and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Harnessing this adaptability of aluminum posts opens up a realm of creative possibilities, pushing boundaries beyond traditional fencing applications.

1. Patio Enclosures

Close-up view of a sleek aluminum fence post securely mounted on a concrete surface.
A secure patio is a much-desired feature, especially in smaller homes, providing a safe haven for your furry friends to soak up the sun or relish the fresh outdoor air. We’ve had the pleasure of creating such a space in Lebanon, Indiana, where aluminum fencing was beautifully mounted on concrete to secure a patio area.

2. Driveway Gates

An elegant aluminum drive gate, seamlessly mounted on a concrete driveway without any digging.
The flexibility to mount aluminum onto concrete makes it an ideal choice for driveway gates, eliminating the need for intrusive digging or patching of concrete driveways. Your driveway gate can effortlessly blend with your property aesthetics while ensuring security.

3. Deck Railings

Aluminum deck railings adorning a wooden deck, demonstrating versatility in application.
When it comes to enhancing your deck, aluminum fencing serves as an excellent choice for railings. Its inherent ability to adapt to varying grades makes it a versatile option that can be attached to either wood posts or aluminum, adding a touch of elegance to your outdoor living space.

4. Window Well Safety Barriers

Sturdy aluminum fencing providing safety around a deep window well, protecting pets and small children.
Safety is paramount, especially when you have pets or young children around. Installing an aluminum fence around deep window wells can significantly reduce the risk of accidents, ensuring your loved ones can safely enjoy their playtime.

5. Pool Fences

Durable and stylish aluminum fencing closely encircling a backyard swimming pool, enhancing safety and privacy.
For those blessed with expansive backyards, fencing the entire perimeter isn’t always necessary, especially when securing specific areas, like swimming pools. Many homeowners opt for aluminum fencing to create a secure and stylish pool enclosure, often closer to the pool than the boundary, to maximize safety and aesthetic appeal.

Reimagine your spaces with aluminum fencing – from enhancing your patio’s security to transforming your deck railings, the possibilities are vast. So, let aluminum fencing open the doors to innovative solutions that amplify both the safety and aesthetic appeal of your property. If you’re looking to redefine the boundaries of your property, secure your pool area, or simply add a stylish touch to your outdoor space, aluminum fencing from Draper Fencing is the answer. With our wide range of services and the capability to custom-fit any space, we can transform your home in a way that’s functional, safe, and visually pleasing. Don’t wait to upgrade your home’s exterior. Contact Draper Fencing today and let’s bring your vision to life

Pete Cowden

Pete Cowden

Director of Sales and Operations

Pete Cowden grew up on the west side of Indianapolis. He attended St Michael’s School from kindergarten through eighth grade before going to North Central High School. Pete won a state championship in Rugby and graduated with an Indiana Honors diploma from North Central in 2007.

After graduating high school, Pete joined the Army. He served three tours of duty as a US Army Ranger. Eventually his injuries built up leading to a medical retirement. After retiring from the Army, Pete attended Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis. In 2015 Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in International Studies. 

Pete spent some time working with his fellow veterans in Washington D.C as well as right here in Indianapolis before moving into the fencing industry. Pete began working for Draper Fencing Company in 2021. 

Initially Pete worked primarily as an estimator. He learned quickly the challenges fence installers face and how to overcome them. He constantly gathered feedback from his crews to ensure he was setting them and the customer up for success. 

Pete now manages the entire company. He has managed the building of millions of dollars of fencing projects from small downtown yards to large commercial projects. Draper Fencing Company installs a wide range of products from commercial chain link to ornate custom cedar fences. Pete leads a production department that has over forty five years of fence building experience.

A big part of managing the company is making sure he understands not just how to build a fence but knowing what customers want. He stays up to date on permitting and code enforcement. Part of his job now is to put his years of experience into writing blogs on our website. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with our customers and our blog posts are an extension of that.