Build Your Own Custom Aluminum Fencing
August 29, 2008
Whether you are building new or renovating your homeís exterior, replacing or adding a custom aluminum fence will make a big impact on your homeís curb appeal. Updating porch and deck railings are often overlooked but they will update and enhance the style of a home or garden landscape. While many homeowners like the look of new railings, the dilemma they tend to face is which ones should they choose?
The Uses of Aluminum Fencing:
Aluminum fencing is an ideal choice since it is a maintenance friendly, durable and a lightweight material. Ideal for a sundeck, balcony, pool or staircase, aluminum is versatile as it can be combined with other materials such as stone work, wood or glass allowing you to design your own custom look for a variety of purposes. Aluminum Fencing is also a popular choice with homeowners looking to enclose a pool, keep pets in the yard or define a driveway entrance.
Unlike other fencing products, which can require professional installation, the ProBuilt Aluminum Fencing System is designed for the Do-It-Yourselfer that features non welded design which allows homeowners to custom fit railings for their own installation. Itís available in several colors and different styles depending on the look you want to achieve whether itís a more traditional are modern style that include wide or straight pickets or glass panels. Itís important to choose Aluminum fencing/railings with a low maintenance powder coated finish in order to give it a better appearance Ė no rusting or rotting and no repainting required.
Installing Aluminum Railings/Fencing
Installing aluminum railings and fencing yourself is not a difficult job and requires only basic tools. With a patented ďwrap around picket spacer" the ProBuilt Aluminum System can be done quickly and easily without the need for a professional installer. All components (posts, rails, pickets, and spacers) are engineered to easily slide and snap into place in a few steps.
What You Need:
- Hacksaw or 10" Mitre Saw with Metal Cutting Blade
- Electric Drill
- 1/8" and 3/16" Drill Bits
- 3/8" and 1/2" Hex Head Driver
- No.2 and No.3 Square Screwdriver
- Measuring Tape
- Silicone Exterior Caulking
- Safety Goggles
The ProBuilt Aluminum Fencing is available at Windsor Plywood and Building Supply Stores, go to www.probuilttrailings.com
for more information on installation, styles and retailers.
to see Shell Busey install the ProBuilt DIY Railing System.