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GlobusGate is California licensed contractor.

IS DIY ALUMINUM FENCE INSTALLATION REALLY A MONEY-SAVER?

Many homeowners entertain the idea of saving a significant sum by installing their own fences. But is it as straightforward as it seems, especially when it comes to aluminum fencing?

While erecting a wooden fence might be relatively simple for a backyard DIY project, opting for aluminum presents a different set of challenges. Sure, aluminum offers durability and a clear view beyond your property, but its installation demands attention to detail. Considering these factors, seeking professional assistance from companies like Globus Gates ensures meticulous installation and peace of mind.

THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

Apart from the fence components, a plethora of tools and supplies are necessary:

  • Post-hole digger or power auger
  • Concrete mixer or wheelbarrow for concrete mix
  • Shovel
  • Hoe for concrete mixing
  • Long level
  • Stakes and string
  • Hacksaw, rubber mallet, hammer, screwdriver, or drill

While some tools can be rented, others are one-time purchases, adding to the overall cost.

AN INVESTMENT BEYOND THE FENCE

It’s essential to recognize that installing a fence extends beyond the material itself. Expensive tools like power augers, while useful for the project, may not see much future use, diminishing their value in the long run.

INSTALLATION STEPS FOR ALUMINUM FENCES

The process involves seven fundamental steps, each requiring precision and expertise:

  1. Checking local zoning laws and utility lines
  2. Staking out the fence perimeter
  3. Digging post holes
  4. Placing and leveling posts
  5. Inserting aluminum fence rails
  6. Attaching end posts to walls
  7. Installing gates, latches, and accessories

CONSIDERING THE ALTERNATIVES

While DIY may seem cost-effective upfront, it’s essential to evaluate the time and effort involved. Hiring a professional fence installation company like Globus Gates offers numerous advantages, including expertise, proper tools, adherence to local regulations, and guaranteed workmanship.

Ultimately, entrusting the installation to professionals may prove to be a more economical and stress-free option in the long term.

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