Are you concerned about your metal fence corroding? Corrosion of metal fences is a common problem, but there are ways to prevent it.
By knowing what type of metal and ensuring your fence is constructed using quality materials, you can extend its lifespan.
A corrosion-resistant fence will not only last longer, but it will also ensure the safest and most secure environment, and with a little bit of care, you can keep your fence looking like new for years to come.
Follow these tips to prevent corrosion of your metal fence.
- Always choose a high-quality metal fence that is made to withstand corrosion.
- Inspect the fence regularly and make any necessary repairs to avoid corrosion.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on the metal fence that could cause corrosion.
- Keep the metal fence clean and free of debris to help prevent corrosion.
ALWAYS CHOOSE A HIGH-QUALITY METAL FENCE THAT IS MADE TO WITHSTAND CORROSION
When it comes to choosing a metal fence for your property, it’s important to select a high-quality product that is made to withstand corrosion and suited to Australian conditions.
A high-quality product that includes a superior wire material will provide longer-lasting results and greater protection against corrosion.
At Protective Fencing, we know that quality products are important to our customers.
That’s why our Promax anti climb 358 come standard with quality assurance guaranteed, raw materials are manufactured to ISO9001, ACRES accredited and standard test and batch certificates.
We partner with Australian wire supplier Infrabuild to deliver our Promax Range of high-security products that are manufactured with Australian made LifeMax® Plus Wire, so you can rest assured knowing your project will stand the test of time.
WHAT IS LIFEMAX® PLUS
LifeMax® Plus is an innovative coating that enhances the working life of steel wires.
The process forms two different layers to provide both passive protection and galvanic conditioning, which helps maintain peak performance in all weather conditions for a longer period than without this protective layer!
The LifeMax® Plus inner layer is an aluminium-rich, iron-aluminium-zinc intermetallic that acts as a passive barrier.
The LifeMax® Plus outer layer of zinc and aluminium alloy is finer and more homogeneous than plain Zinc.
This provides galvanic protection that offers sacrificial defense to the steel wire resulting in a product up to three times as durable (stated according to AS/NZS 4534).
COATING DUCTILITY OF LIFEMAX®
LifeMax coated wires are much more durable than their zinc counterparts.
They also have superior corrosion resistance, making them perfect for applications where steel is being woven or deformed into shape before being twisted with other materials like copper wire.
Zinc-galvanised coating typically cracks under tension while LifeMax® can take higher amounts of stress without cracking compared to a similar application using just plain old bare metal.
This means that it is less likely to crack under deformation and allow corrosive elements to attack the steel wire.
The benefits of LifeMax-coated wires are especially significant for applications that require the wire to be woven, deformed, or twisted into shape.
INSPECT THE FENCE REGULARLY AND MAKE ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS TO AVOID CORROSION
When it comes to metal fences, it’s important to make sure that you are inspecting them regularly for any signs of corrosion.
If you do notice any corrosion, make sure to fix it as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
One way to inspect your fence for corrosion is to look for any signs of rusting, this is a clear sign that there is corrosion happening on the fence.
Another way to inspect for corrosion is by checking if the paint or coating is starting to peel or chip away, then this could be a sign that the fence is corroding.
If you are unsure whether or not your fence is corroding, it’s always a good idea to contact a professional to take a look.
AVOID USING HARSH CHEMICALS OR CLEANERS ON THE METAL FENCE THAT COULD CAUSE CORROSION
It’s important to be aware of the chemicals or cleaners that could cause corrosion on your metal fence.
There are a few harsh chemicals that should be avoided as they can cause damage to the metal.
Some of these harsh chemicals include:
- Hydrochloric acid
- Sulphuric acid
If you do need to use a cleaner on your metal fence, make sure to choose a cleaner that is safe for use on metal, and make sure to do a patch test in an inconspicuous area first to ensure that it won’t cause any damage.
It’s also important to rinse the area well after cleaning to avoid any leftover residue that could lead to corrosion. You can also try using a mild soap and water solution to clean the fence.
If you are unsure about what cleaners or chemicals to use, it’s always a good idea to contact a professional.
KEEP THE METAL FENCE CLEAN AND FREE OF DEBRIS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION
Metal fences also require less maintenance than other types of fences, but it’s important to remember that they still need to be cleaned and free of debris to prevent corrosion.
One way to clean your metal fence is by keeping it free of debris.
Debris such as leaves, dirt, grass, or anything else that might find its way onto the fence can promote corrosion over time.
Keeping the fence clean and free of debris will help it last longer.
PROMAX HIGH-SECURITY FENCING
Looking for a fencing product that will stand up to even the harshest Australian environments?
Promax corrosion-resistant fencing is the perfect solution and is guaranteed to keep your project going strong in Australia’s tough climate.
The Promax High-security range is extensively tested for Australian conditions so you can rest assured your project will stand the test of time with the highest corrosion resistance on the market.
We only use Infrabuild LifeMax® Plus which is ISO9001 certified, ACRES certified, and has traceability/test certificates available.
At Protective Fencing, we pride ourselves on being your dependable fencing partner in Australia.
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Protective Fencing Australia has been delivering trusted, reliable, innovative security solutions since 1975. That’s why we’re Australia’s most trusted fencing partner.
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