Caring for Your Aluminum Fence

Preserve the Beauty.

Unlike traditional wood gates and fences, aluminum fences and gates do not need regular maintenance. However, to preserve the beauty and to ensure the prolonged existence of your aluminum fence and aluminum gates, an annual schedule for maintenance should be planned. To register your product, please visit

  • Caring For Your Aluminum Fence

    Spray your aluminum fencing regularly with water using your garden hose. This helps to eradicate fertilizer chemicals, dirt, and grass clippings thus, keeping it looking as good as new. In coastal areas, frequent spraying of your aluminum fence panels with water is advised to reduce the buildup of dirt and salt.

    • Most basic stains can be cleaned using a simple degreaser, such as simple green, and should be rinsed after applying.
    • For hard water stains, CLR can be used and should be rinsed after applying.

    However, adequate care should be taken when using cleaning products for your aluminum fence as some abrasive agents, household cleaners, steel wool or cleaners with solvents contain harsh chemicals and don’t recommend, which could cause discoloration and damage to your fence.

  • Painting

    • Touch-up paint may be used on panels, gates, and posts are available through your dealer.
  • How Do I Clean My Aluminum Fence?

    • On occasion you may want to spray your fence with a garden hose. This will remove grass clippings, dirt, and fertilizer chemicals and keep it looking as new as possible.
    • For light cleaning, rinse with water from bottom to top and back to bottom. This will clean the surface on the way up and prevent the collection of dirty “run down” and possible streaking. Air dry or wipe with a soft, lint free cloth.
    • For more soiled areas, rinse the surface with clean water from the top to bottom. Use a sponge and clean with mild dish soap and water. Immediately rinse any “run down” to lower parts of the fence. Do not allow dish soap to collect or “puddle” on surfaces. Immediately rinse entire section with clean water. It is very important the dish soap does not dry on the surface. Air or wipe dry with a soft, lint free cloth. For stubborn, water-soluble debris, repeat steps above until clean.
    • In Coastal areas, it is recommended that you frequently spray your fence with water to reduce accumulations of salt and dirt.
  • Caring For Your Aluminum Fence

    To maximize the life of your fence address these areas:

    • Adjust the gate – As a reminder, gate adjustments and leveling are normal care and maintenance items that the homeowner is responsible for. Oil the gate hinges and tighten the screws.
    • Do not let the gate swing in the wind. Keep it secured.
    • Deter children from swinging on the gate.
    • “Re-install loose posts. If posts continue to become loose in the soil, add a concrete footer or a larger concrete footer as needed.”
    • Do not stack or mount any objects or material near your fence.
  • Additional Tips

    • Adjust the aluminum fencing panels every spring. This is a normal maintenance activity that must be performed by the homeowner.
    • Always keep your aluminum gate secured to prevent it from swinging in the wind.
    • Make sure to tighten the screws on your aluminum posts and panels at least once a year.
    • Carry out frequent inspections to check for any loose aluminum fence post and once you find any, simply re-tamp & realign.
    • Avoid mounting or stacking any materials or objects beside your fence.
    • Make sure not to make use of weed trimmer at the bottom of the aluminum fence panel.

    Alumi-Guard® is distributor of wholesale aluminum fences and gates for residential, resort, commercial, architectural, and industrial installation. As an industry leader in maintenance-free aluminum fence products we have all your aluminum fence and gate needs covered.

Care is Simple with Aluminum Fence.

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