The Return on Investment of Aluminum Fencing: Adding Value to Your Property

by | Jul 12, 2023 | Aluminum Fence

Aluminum fencing can be a wonderful way to enhance outdoor areas, improve the overall aesthetics around a home, and even make outdoor areas more usable. Aluminum fencing offers a range of benefits that make it an ideal choice for those looking to improve their home long-term or even in the short-term.

The truth is, aluminum fencing can offer some incredible benefits in terms of longevity, aesthetics, durability, and use. Being aluminum is a naturally strong, lightweight material, it can be an ideal choice for fencing—enabling fences to endure weather and wear. What’s more, aluminum fencing can be treated to be extremely resistant to corrosion that can plague other fencing materials.

The extent to which aluminum fencing can improve a home isn’t limited to the physical properties that make this such an ideal choice for fencing. Rather, aluminum fencing can also even offer homeowners ROI; in many cases, adding an attractive aluminum fence can increase the overall appearance and even sometimes value of a property.

To understand why aluminum fencing can be such a great choice for increasing the value of a property, let’s explore some of the reasons why aluminum fencing can improve outdoor space, enhance the beauty of a home, and even lead to ROI.

Aluminum Fences are Durable

When it comes to materials for use in and types of fencing, homeowners and residents have a lot of options. There are numerous materials from which fencing can be constructed. As such, it’s important to consider some of the factors that are influenced by one’s choice of materials in fencing. When it comes to aluminum fencing, some of the benefits include that aluminum is very workable, making it ideal for building with, and that it can be treated to resist corrosion, making it ideal for long lasting fencing solutions.

Aluminum is an extremely useful metal in everything from construction to manufacturing. The reason? There are a number—but importantly, aluminum is highly versatile. It can be used to create extremely strong components that are nonetheless lightweight. When it comes to fencing, aluminum is an ideal option. Not only is it lightweight, but it’s strong enough to weather sometimes tough conditions and endure the passage of time.

These properties can make aluminum fencing extremely durable, able to cope with weather and wear. As such, aluminum fencing represents a particularly notable opportunity to homeowners looking for a long-lasting fencing solution that they can rely on for months and years to come.

So why does aluminum fencing’s durability make it great for ROI? One potential reason is that aluminum fencing can be extremely easy to maintain as a result of its inherent durability. While some fencing materials may be conducive to needing constant repairs and maintenance, aluminum fencing can be extremely easy to maintain.

As it is naturally corrosion resistant when compared to other metals, and can be treated to be even more corrosion resistant, aluminum fencing can be extremely durable to moisture and outdoor weather conditions—which for homeowners can translate to fewer repairs.

Aluminum Fencing is Attractive

When we discuss investments to a property, we’re often considering a number of factors that ultimately can impact a return on investment, or ROI. For some homeowners, durability and usefulness are top priorities—and for those considerations, aluminum fencing can be great.

Yet, there are other important factors to consider when looking at increasing the value of a home or property. Importantly, the appearance of the property is one such factor. When considering fencing for a home, homeowners will likely consider how the fencing will appear; will it improve the overall appearance of the property? Detract from it?

Fortunately, when it comes to aluminum fencing, if it’s well placed, it tends to look great. This is no accident. There are a number of reasons why aluminum fencing can be so attractive—such as:

  • Aluminum fencing is resistant to rotting, cracking, rusting, and other issues that commonly plague other fencing material types. This can make it able to retain its appearance for longer periods of time. After a good wash, aluminum fences often look great.
  • Aluminum fencing can be painted a range of different colors. Common paint colors, such as black, are able to mesh well with and blend into many different types of architectural styles and landscaping appearances. Since aluminum fencing can be extremely versatile and nondescript, it can be less likely to detract or distract from the home’s appearance; rather, aluminum fencing often works well with many aesthetic styles.
  • Aluminum fencing is highly customizable; whether you need additional gates, you want to make your fence longer, higher, shorter, or you want to add additional ornamental adornments around high-traffic areas that you want to shine, aluminum fencing can grant you a ton of different options, enabling you to create the perfect aluminum fence for your outdoor space.

Aluminum Fencing is Functional

Finally, aluminum fencing can sometimes offer a return to homeowners and residents in its functionality. Aluminum fencing is extremely versatile; it can be used to section off certain areas, improve security, enhance safety, and much more.

Whether you’re interested in sectioning off a swimming pool to make a pool area, you want to create functional fencing to mark your property line, you’re looking to keep pets and animals in or out, or you just want to create a nice-looking border for your outdoor space, aluminum fencing is often an ideal option.

As it’s durable, resistant to wear and tear, and attractive, aluminum fencing is an ideal solution for many uses, and whether that use happens to be creating an enjoyable pool area, or keeping your pets safe in the yard, aluminum fencing’s durability and aesthetic appeal make it a great potential solution.

The Bottom Line

Residents and homeowners are often looking for ways to further invest in their home or property. Among popular investments, fencing represents an important opportunity for many homeowners and residents. Fencing can increase the visual appeal of a property, offer usefulness, and enhance outdoor spaces. When it comes to choosing a type of fencing, there are a lot of options available. Aluminum can stand out as a strong contender for a number of reasons:

  • It’s often durable and long-lasting, as well as being easy to maintain
  • It can be highly attractive and highly customizable
  • It’s an often useful addition to homes that can enhance our outdoor spaces, keep our pets safe, and enhance our sense of security.

Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect aluminum fencing solutions for your needs, you’re interested in learning more, or you’re interested in other fencing options—such as cedar or chain link—don’t forget to reach out!  

At Draper Fencing, we stand out because of what we bring to the table: 10 years in business with 26 years combined experience, a commitment to excellence built into our culture, and unparalleled customer service. Reach out here for a free estimate, or call us to talk!

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.