Can the fence curve?
If your fence line bends, the sections can easily be
angled in the posts to follow most curves. For a very
tight curve, just cut the sections in half and put
another post between the two sections. The sections
themselves can not be bent without ruining their
structural integrity however.
Can fence follow a
Most of our standard aluminum fence sections can follow
the contour of the ground. This is called either raking
or racking. The fences drop about one foot over the 6'
length of a section. If a greater slope is needed,
sections can be specially fabricated as "double-punched
sections" to traverse a 45 degree angle. Not all style
can be raked so stepping is required. See diagram of
Rake & Step.
Can the fence attach to brick columns or the side of my
Yes, we have wall mount castings that allow the fence
sections to connect to any flat surface. These fit over
the ends of the rails and attach to the flat surface
with two screws. We also have adjustable wall mounts if
you need to come off the flat surface at an angle up to
Can the fence
mount on a patio/deck?
To fasten a post onto a concrete slab,
we recommend that you core-drill the
concrete if at all possible. We do offer
deck mount castings, however, they
should not be used on fences over 48"
Can I use these
products as railings?
Our fences are not designed to be used
as railings and we will not warrant
their use as a railing.
We do have a Aluminum Railing coming out
in the Spring of 2007 - Encore Railing
|Are sections & gates
All sections & gates are
shipped assembled. Certain styles
require finials and/or loops to be
installed in the field. We can send
sections broken down for UPS shipping
for an additional charge of $ 10.00 per
section plus the normal UPS charges.
Gates always ship by freight and can not
be broken down for field assembly.
How tall is the actual fence?
Except where it is noted, the
fence height is the actual length of the
pickets. The post usually extends an
inch or so above the pickets.
Are latches and hinges included
with the gates?
Self-closing and self-latching
hardware are included in the gate
prices, except for the Estate Gate
prices which only include hinges. Gates
over 60" wide are not guaranteed to self
close due to the size.
gate opening do I need for my gates if
they are mounted on wood or aluminum
Our swing gates
are sold by their opening size, so a 48”
gate fits into a 48” opening between
The gates will hang flush with
the face of the hinge post and latch
onto the face of the opposite post.
How do I make a double-drive
gate? Any two gates can be
combined to make a double drive gate.
When you need a double drive gate,
notify our Customer Service Department
and we will supply two drop rod
assemblies at no charge. Double
gates are also made to fit a given
opening size, so a 12’ double drive gate
will fit inside a 12’ opening.
Do I need gate posts on
both sides of a gate?
Yes, heavier posts are needed to
both support the weight of the gate and to withstand the
constant impact when the gate latches.
How do I attach the fence to the deck around a pool?
To fasten posts to a concrete slab, we
always recommend that you core
drill the concrete.
If this is not feasible, then you
may be able to use our deck mounts.
These aluminum castings fit
inside the bottom of a post and secure it.
Since deck mounts fit inside
posts, fence styles with bottom rails may not work
properly since the rails will be in the way.
You must supply four stainless
steel bolts to attach the deck mount to the concrete
DO NOT USE DECK MOUNTS ON FENCES
TALLER THAN 4’ HIGH OR FOR GATE POSTS!
THEY WILL FAIL!