Choosing a fence material is an important choice when installing a new fence. In this post, our team will break down the key difference between aluminum and steel fences, hoping to provide home and business owners with the information they need to make an informed decision. 

A Complete Guide To Aluminum vs Steel Fences

Here’s what you need to know:


A wide range of styles is available in both aluminum and steel fencing options, providing plenty of options that complement any style of home or business. However, if having the right color is of great importance, aluminum is the better option.

Aluminum fence is covered with a powder coating that comes in numerous colors. This powder coating is also protective, a feature that we will discuss next. 


When you compare aluminum and steel to wood and chain link fences, both offers increased durability. When you compare aluminum and steel to one another, aluminum comes out on top. 

Aluminum fences do not rust, rot, crack, peel, or splinter. It is impervious to the elements and the addition of a powder coating makes it more durable. The powder coating on the fencing products available in our online store is tested outside, in the elements, over years. Ultimately, an aluminum fence can withstand exposure to sun, humidity, rain, ice, snow, and wind. 

Steel is also very durable, however, over time, it will rust. This weakens the fence. 

Maintenance Requirements

The ideal fence requires little maintenance. Both aluminum and steel fences fit this description. Fence owners will not need to paint, stain, or waterproof these fences. A simple cleaning when dirt builds up is all that is needed. 


It doesn’t matter if the fence installation is a do-it-yourself project or a contractor is doing the work – the material used can impact how long the process takes and the tools required. 

Aluminum fences are easy to install. Each section is lightweight without sacrificing strength. Everything comes pre-assembled from the factory. 

Steel is very heavy and can be difficult to move. If changes to the fence are required, a welder will need to visit the construction site or the fence will need to be moved to a location where the work can be completed. 


Aluminum is hands down the more affordable option!

Aluminum vs Steel – Which Is Better?

After reviewing the pros and cons, the team at Fencing and Railing Solutions believes that in the vast majority of fencing projects, aluminum is the best option available. 

If you want to know more about the aluminum fence kits we have available or need assistance with calculating how much fencing you need, contact us today at