We’ve sold thousands of orders over the years and roughly 90% were to regular homeowners that tackled installing the fence and gates on their own. Those photos in our gallery and all over the website? Almost all of them are from regular folks who were so proud of their installation that they sent us pictures to show us how the project turned out.
Where our competitor’s only send a one-page installation guide (if any at all), Iron Fence Shop provides an in-depth set of instructions with pictures and helpful tips. With the amount of installation information we provide in our printed guides and on the website, it’s actually rare to get folks calling in seeking installation assistance. But if you do end up having installation questions after you receive the fence, our experienced staff is here to help.
Installation of the fence panels differs a little depending on if you purchased an iron or aluminum fence, but both can be handled easily.
If you purchased an iron fence, the panels install via a simple cast iron bracket that slides on the end of the rail. Need a shorter-than-standard panel at the end of a run? Simply cut off the width you don’t need with a standard sawzall or hacksaw, slide your bracket on as if it were a standard size panel. Use the self-tapping screw that we provide and attach the bracket to the post. Do this on the other side of the panel and then move on to the next one. It’s that easy.
If you purchased an aluminum fence, the rails of the panel fit inside the holes we punch in the post. Just like with the iron, if you need to trim a panel to a shorter width, you absolutely can with basic cutting tools. Once your panel rail is in the post, use the self-tapping screw we provide and drive it through the post and into the rail. Again, it’s that easy.
Besides being uncomplicated, there are other benefits to installing the iron or aluminum fence or gate on your own:
- You will probably cut the project cost in half installing it yourself
- Unlike an installer who is rushing to finish and get to the next job, you can take your time to get everything perfect as you install the fence
- It’s your house. You are going to give more care and attention to installing it exactly how you want it and with no unexpected surprises
- Lastly, the feeling of accomplishment. Don’t diminish how proud you will be taking a project like this on and successfully executing it.
It really is something the average person can handle. If you have any installation questions you would like answered, you can visit the Installation page in the ‘Knowledge Center’ or give us a call here and we would be happy to discuss tackling the project.