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Signs That Your Metal Fence Needs Replacing

Here are some warning signs to check for that could indicate that your fence needs to be replaced.

A steel, iron, or aluminum security fence is a great investment for perimeter protection. But even the strongest fence can get weaker over time. In order to maintain security on your property, it’s important to make sure that your metal fence is in good condition. Here are some warning signs to check for that could indicate that your fence needs to be replaced.

Rusting Joints

Not all types of metal fencing rust easily. Aluminum, for example, is fairly resistant to corrosion, and other metals for fences can be treated to prevent rust. However, one place that can be overlooked is the joints, like the metal screws, that keep the fence together. If you take a look at your fence and see that the screws are rusty, then this could affect the structural integrity of the fence overall. You don’t want your fence to weaken because the important joints that hold it together are corroded.


Sometimes, metal fences can warp in areas. This could be because of rust and weathering. Also, because of how sensitive metal is to temperature changes, climate change over the year could play a role. Even the slope of your property could eventually cause your fence to warp. In any case, a warped area of fencing should always be replaced.

Repairs vs. Replacement

Metal fences are usually the most expensive, so the idea of replacing your entire fence might not be ideal for your budget. Fortunately, some types of fencing are easy enough to repair without a full replacement. Aluminum fences are easy to repair because they don’t require any welding. But if you have an iron fence, then the damaged section should be sawed off and a new section welded in its place. Even if repairs are numerous or costly, it’s best to make sure that your perimeter is secure.

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