Frequently Asked Questions

Our customers ask a lot of great questions. We thought we'd share some of them with you, as you might be wondering about some of these things as well.

QUESTIONS ABOUT Our Company

Yes! Chattahoochee Fence Company is a fully licensed and insured Georgia fencing contractor for your protection and your peace-of-mind.

Absolutely! We are very experienced in designing beautiful fences. We can provide as much (or as little) design support as you want or need. Be sure to check out all of our Fence Options for Georgia.

Yes! Simply Contact Us and we will be happy to send our fence expert out to your property to evaluate the project - providing a detailed estimate.

The Chattahoochee Fence Company office is located in Columbus, Georgia. We also serve the neighboring towns listed here:

Georgia

Fort Benning, Georgia Fence Company
Midland, Georgia Fence Company
Ellerslie, Georgia Fence Company
Harris County, Georgia Fence Company
Lagrange, Georgia Fence Company

Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama Fence Company
Auburn, Alabama Fence Company
Opelika, Alabama Fence Company
Smiths Station, Alabama Fence Company
Ft. Mitchell, Alabama Fence Company

QUESTIONS ABOUT ALUMINUM FENCES

Aluminum fences are a great choice for Georgia homes and businesses. Many people love the elegant look of black aluminum fencing to enhance the look of their property.

Of course, the major reason people choose aluminum fencing in the Columbus, Georgia area is because it stands up to harsh weather wonderfully. Aluminum fences won't fade or rust or rot and they require (essentially) no maintenance other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time.

Absolutely! Aluminum pool fences are very popular in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area.

Aluminum fences do not offer privacy the way a vinyl fence or a wood fence does, so most of our customers in the Columbus area choose to use aluminum fencing to protect and beautify the pool area while protecting the perimeter of their property with either wood or vinyl fencing to provide the privacy many families prefer.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of aluminum fencing is often higher than other types of fencing. However, because aluminum fencing doesn't rust, or rot, or splinter, and it never needs to be painted or refinished - the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The Columbus, Georgia climate is a major factor when determining the total cost. Wood fencing (for example) will usually be less expensive than aluminum fencing but will require continuous upkeep which will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

Additionally, many Columbus, Georgia claim that aluminum fencing has a positive impact on the price of their home when/if they sell it down the road.

We use Alumiguard fencing products for all of our aluminum fencing. For details about the company and warranty, you can visit their website here: Alumiguard

Chattahoochee Fence faqs

All of our manufactured aluminum fencing products are made by AlumiGuard at their facilities in Florida and New Jersey. Everything produced is made completely in the USA with high-quality aluminum materials.

To clean, spray your aluminum fencing regularly with water using your garden hose. This helps to eradicate fertilizer chemicals, dirt, and grass clippings, keeping it looking as good as new. In coastal areas, frequent spraying of your aluminum fence panels with water is advised to reduce the buildup of dirt and salt.

If necessary, most basic stains can be cleaned using a simple degreaser, such as simple green, and should be rinsed after applying. For hard water stains, CLR can be used and should be rinsed after applying. Be careful not to use any harsh chemicals with cleaning products on your aluminum fence or any rough materials like steel wool that could possibly cause discoloration or damage to your fence.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ORNAMENTAL STEEL FENCES

Ornamental fences are a great choice for Georgia homes and businesses. Many people love the elegant look of black ornamental steel fencing to enhance the look of their property.

Of course, the major reason people choose ornamental steel fencing in the Columbus, Georgia area is because it stands up to harsh weather wonderfully. Ornamental steel fences won't fade or rust or rot and they require (essentially) no maintenance other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time.

Our ornamental steel fences are made in the U.S.A. by Master Halco's Highland Steel.

Absolutely! Ornamental steel pool fences are very popular in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area.

The strong panels feature a patented design that allows the fence to adapt effortlessly to the rolling terrain to enhance the beauty of your landscape.

Ornamental steel fences do not offer privacy the way a vinyl fence or a wood fence does, so most of our customers in the Columbus area choose to use ornamental steel fencing to protect and beautify the pool area, while also protecting the perimeter of their property with either wood or vinyl fencing to provide the privacy many families prefer.

Highland Steel ornamental steel is the affordable steel ornamental fence solution for many residential Columbus, Georgia properties. Keep in mind that pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of ornamental steel fencing is often higher than other types of fencing. However, because ornamental steel fencing doesn't rust, or rot, or splinter, and it never needs to be painted or refinished - the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The Columbus, Georgia climate is a major factor when determining the total cost. Wood fencing (for example) will usually be less expensive than ornamental steel fencing but will require continuous upkeep which will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

Additionally, many Columbus, Georgia claim that ornamental steel fencing has a positive impact on the price of their home when/if they sell it down the road.

While the terms iron and steel are used interchangeably in many circumstances today, there are a few differences to be aware of when it comes to ornamental steel fencing in Columbus, Georgia and wrought iron fencing. Technically, wrought iron is a specific type of pure iron more widely used before the 1920s and refers to the action of being "wrought" by hand or machine to achieve the decorative design. Steel is made from an alloy that is a blend of iron and carbon, helping the metal gain some strength and be a little more durable and resistant to rust, though it is not as flexible to shape.

Overall, the difference between wrought iron fencing and ornamental steel fence is the construction and material. Steel has been around for hundreds of years, but as more modern processes have continued to develop, allowing ornamental steel fencing to be a practical option for commercial production. While wrought iron fencing is still available in certain areas of Georgia, most people opt for ornamental steel fencing due to its uniform look, lower cost and less maintenance required than wrought iron fencing.

Ornamental steel fencing in the Columbus, Georgia area, requires very little maintenance with proper, professional installation and powder coating that creates a long-lasting finish outperforming other types of fences in rust resistance and weathering the elements.

Cleaning your ornamental steel fence is always a good idea to do now and then to keep it sparkling clean. Also, watch out for plants that may grow near your fence as branches can cause visible scratches that will have to be resurfaced.

Georgia's ornamental steel fences are an environmentally friendly fence option due to its long-lasting material, ability to be reclaimed and refreshed instead of completely replaced, and the way it is commonly recycled as scrap metal.

It's interesting to note that iron, part of the ornamental steel alloy material, is the second most abundant metal found in the outermost layer of the year, making iron a more sustainable material to obtain.

In Georgia, ornamental steel fencing can last 20 years or more with a protected finish. Our ornamental steel fences from Master Halco go through an 8 stage durable powder coating finish for a long lasting, low-maintenance product.

Our ornamental steel fences for the Columbus, Georgia area are made through Master Halco and come with a 15 year limited warranty on the entire fence, giving you peace of mind.

At Chattahoochee Fence Company, we also offer a workmanship warranty that is determined based on the specifics of your project. When you speak to our fence professionals, be sure to ask what is applicable to you.

The overall strength of ornamental steel fences in Georgia varies based on the thickness of the fence posts and pickets, as well as the post depth and fence height. Steel fences are more durable than most other forms of fencing because carbon is added to the iron, which helps an ornamental steel fence survive the elements and other possible harm.

Customizing an ornamental steel fence in Columbus, Georgia is possible in many ways. There is a wide variety of styles for your fence where you can customize the spacing of the rails, and the height of the fence.

You can also add rings, scrolls or finials to create more detailed embellishments to dress up your ornamental steel fence's overall appearance. Fence pickets can also be customized to be arching, twisted or swooping in style.

Concerns about rusting or chipping are a valid thing to consider for your ornamental steel fence in Columbus, Georgia. To be sure your fence won't rust, fade, peel or chip, talk to our fence professionals about the precautions and features of our fence brands.

For the best quality steel fence, check to find out if it's been powder coated for added protection. All of our ornamental steel fences go through an 8 stage durable powder coat finish for long lasting durability.

Ornamental steel and iron in its raw form is a gray color. Often, it is painted black for fences, but can be painted other colors when available from the manufacturer. Some companies also offer a variety of finishing techniques, but the classic, shiny black look is often the best and most popular choice.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAIN LINK FENCES

Chain link fences are popular everywhere, and Columbus, Georgia is no different.

The versatility and relatively low cost of chain link fencing makes it a great choice for just about any situation.

Chain link fencing is totally appropriate for providing protection for pools in the Columbus, Georgia area.

Additionally, there are many options and enhancements that can really improve the look and style of chain link fences. PVC coated chain link fences are popular in black and in green, but come in many colors.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, chain link fencing is usually among the lowest priced fencing option.

QUESTIONS ABOUT VINYL FENCES

Vinyl fences are a great choice for Georgia homes and businesses. Vinyl fencing is particularly impressive in its strength and durability - offering a lifetime of maintenance-free privacy and beauty.

Vinyl fencing won't fade or rust or rot and they require (essentially) no maintenance other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time. A power washer or a simple sponge and soapy water is all it takes to keep your vinyl fence looking great in the Columbus, Georgia region.

Absolutely! Vinyl pool fences are very common in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area.

Many Columbus, Georgia pools are protected with a vinyl privacy fence either around the perimeter of the pool area itself, or around the larger perimeter of the property - offering privacy and beauty while protecting your pool and your family.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of vinyl fencing can be a little higher than some other types of fencing. However, because vinyl fencing never needs to be painted or refinished - the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The Columbus, Georgia climate is a major factor when determining the total cost of your fence. Wood fencing (for example) will usually be less expensive than vinyl fencing but will require continuous upkeep which will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

In the end, vinyl fencing is a great choice for Columbus ... if you like the style and look of vinyl fencing.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WOOD FENCES

Wood fences are the most popular type of fencing in the Columbus, Georgia area.

Nothing quite matches the look of a well-crafted custom wood fence.

Wood fencing is totally appropriate for providing privacy around the perimeter of a Columbus, Georgia property - whether it has a pool or not.

Many homeowners will also protect the immediate area around the pool itself. In this case, we typically recommend either aluminum fencing or vinyl fencing - both of which will not be damaged by the moisture associated with a pool area.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of wood fencing is usually lower than other types of fencing. However, because wood fencing needs to be painted or refinished over time - the total cost of ownership should be factored into your purchase.