Why You Should Consider Adding A Black Aluminum Fence On Your Manassas, VA Property

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Increase Property Value in Manassas, VA With a Black Aluminum Fence

Thinking of adding a new fence to your property? We think that’s an excellent idea. Unfortunately, most people see fences as an expense. They’re not really. They’re an investment. That’s true whether you run a business, or you’re considering adding fencing somewhere on the property where you live.

Hal Co is a reputable fence contractor serving Manassas, VA residents for over three decades. We offer:

  • Quality design, selection, installation and related services for fences in Manassas, VA following the highest safety procedures and industry standards.
  • We evaluate your aluminum fence project site and criteria to develop a comprehensive custom-installation plan to meet your requirements.
  • Personalized customer service before, during and after installing aluminum fences in Manassas, VA to minimize your disruption and maximize your comfort.

Whatever type of fencing you install, it’s going to improve the overall aesthetic of your property and increase its value. When you decide to sell at some point, you’ll wind up getting most, if not all of the money you put into it back, and in the meantime, you’ll be able to enjoy its benefits. Depending on the type of fencing you add to your property, those benefits could include:

  • Added safety and security
  • Increased privacy
  • And the improved aesthetics we mentioned earlier

If added security is your primary motivation, you may be considering a stout wrought iron fence. They’re fantastic and virtually indestructible, but they have one significant drawback. They are expensive! A better option might be to install a black aluminum fence on your Manassas, VA property. They offer the same basic look and feel, but at a fraction of the cost.

It’s true that in swapping out wrought iron for a black aluminum fence on your Manassas, VA property you sacrifice some of the durability, but unless you have a need to maximize security and harden your property against physical threats (and few people do), then the tradeoff is a good one. You’ll get a lot more fencing for the same money.

Staying on the topic of security (whether for your home or business), most people gravitate to the old standby, the simple chain link fence. That is the most cost-effective option, but they’re none too attractive. While adding a black aluminum fence to your Manassas, VA property will cost a little more, you’ll get as good, if not better security and a much better aesthetic. Even better, aluminum fencing comes in a variety of colors, so if black’s not your thing, you can simply opt for a color you like better.

Aluminum Fencing vs. Steel

Steel fencing is another common substitute for wrought iron, but how does it stack up against aluminum? Steel’s main advantage is that it’s stronger and more durable, and both are about the same in terms of being able to resist the elements. On the whole though, we’d recommend installing an aluminum fence in most cases, simply because it’s cheaper and it doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of durability, plus aluminum fencing has more color options available, making it a win in our book.

What About Estate Fencing?

While wrought iron is the material of choice where estate fencing is concerned, unless you are independently wealthy and have huge piles of cash lying around, trying to surround significant portions of your property with wrought iron would be prohibitively expensive.

Again, installing a black aluminum fence around your Manassas, VA property is a much more cost-effective approach. It will give you the same look and feel and you’ll find that you’re not sacrificing much in the way of durability.

Decorative Fencing

When most people think of decorative fencing, they tend to picture a white picket fence in their mind. They are attractive, but they don’t do a thing to make your property more secure.

It’s not always possible or practical to substitute a black aluminum fence on your Manassas, VA property in the place of a white picket fence, but they are both decorative, so when and where it’s possible, you’ll get the benefit of added security.

Privacy Fencing

Installing a black aluminum fence on your Manassas, VA property is the right call in a lot of situations, but sadly, this isn’t one of them. If your plan is to create a secluded space on your property for you and your family to enjoy, then you’re much better off opting for a traditional wooden (or composite) privacy fence. If you opt for pretty much anything else, you’ll need to plant shrubs or fast-growing trees that run parallel to the fencing before you get the privacy you’re looking for, a process which could literally take years.

Can you tell we’re big fans of aluminum fencing? We are! It’s a great solution and useful for a variety of purposes.

Whatever your fencing needs, we’ve got you covered. We’ve been proudly serving Manassas, VA and surrounding areas for more than thirty years, and in that time have installed hundreds of fences for our clients.

Of course, installing (and repairing) fencing is only a small part of what we do. Here are some of our other great services:

Deck Building

Decks are wildly popular in this part of the country, and for a very good reason. There’s no better way to enjoy the area’s scenic vistas from the comfort of your own home. If you don’t yet have one, we can fix that!

The first step in our process is to have you sit down with one of our experienced estimators. The goal is to fully understand your vision. What exactly do you want your dream deck to look like? How big do you want it? What material would you prefer we build it out of? Does the deck need to be elevated because of the lay of your land? If so, do you want a multi-level deck that gradually steps down into your property? What about built-in, bench-style seating? A wet bar? A dedicated grilling area?

We’ll work with you to hammer out these kinds of details, and once we have a clear understanding of your vision, we’ll use that information to develop a detailed project plan, which will include a no-obligation quote, so you’ll have a firm understanding of the scope, scale, and total cost.

Then, assuming you’re comfortable with everything, we’ll begin the process of turning your dream into a reality!

If you already have a deck, but it’s been a while since it’s had any maintenance, we can help with that too. In fact, we can restore your existing deck to “like new” condition for a fraction of what it would cost you to have it torn out and have something new built.


Yep, we also build porches. Our process is much the same as it is when we’re building a custom deck for you, but of course, the questions are somewhat different. Once we have a good understanding of what your dream porch looks like, we’ll develop a project plan and give you an estimate, then when you’re comfortable with everything, we’ll make that a reality too! We even do screened-in porches if that’s your preference, and of course, we can easily refurbish your existing porch as well.

If you know you want a porch or deck, but you’re struggling to “see it” in your mind’s eye, spend a few minutes checking out the “photos” section of our website. Doing so will not only give you an opportunity to see some examples of our work and the quality of our workmanship, but you’re sure to get tons of inspiration and ideas for your own project.


Few things are more damaging to your home than water, and if your roof is damaged during a storm, that’s not something you can afford to let stand. Left unattended, the problem will only get worse over time. We can help with that as well, and when the time comes to re-roof, you’re in good hands with us.

Basically, you can consider us to be your one-stop shop for anything relating to your outdoor spaces.

If you’re like most people, there were a lot of things about the house you purchased that you really liked, but there are still several things you’d like to change or improve. When you’re ready to start working on your wish list, just give us a call. We’ve built our reputation by exceeding the expectations of each and every customer we serve, and we’d love to add you to our growing family.

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