Aluminum Fence Panel Racking
Aluminum fence panel racking means that a fence panel can adjust to the slope of your land without having to be stair-stepped as with solid fence panels or steel and iron fence. Our rackable aluminum fence panels are better than solid panels, because they allow for a secured fence run, and a better looking smoother fence line going up the slopes or hills on your land. Racking an aluminum fence panel will keep the pickets pointing upward in a uniformed way when angling the horizontal rails. You can use standard fence posts with racking fence panels as the fence panel will slot into the pre-routed holes in the post. You can also use blank posts with angle brackets if you need the fence to angle even more. Some fence brands have universal angle brackets, while others have horizontal and vertical angle brackets.
Rackable fencing that can be mounted on an incline, decline, or on a hill, is available from all of our top national aluminum fence brands. All of our aluminum fence can rack to some degree, the amount of racking depends on the fence brand. The chart below shows the amount of standard racking per six foot fence panel. If more racking is needed, certain fence manufacturers can double or triple punch the fence panels for added racking. The punched space around the vertical pickets on the horizontal rails is what determines how much a fence panel can rack. Double or triple punching means the space around the pickets is cut or punched out more to allow extra racking. Jerith fence panels will rack the most out of all FenceTown brands. Jerith can rack up to 22 inches per six foot fence panel due to Jerith using metal clips instead of screws to secure the pickets to the horizontal rails. Examples of fence panel racking are shown in the photos below. FenceTown estimates of fence panel racking is based on manufacturer, customer, and contractor information and comments.
|Fence Brand||Amount of Racking in Inches|
|Onguard Residential Fence||4 Inches per six foot panel|
|– Double Punched||9 Inches per six foot panel|
|– Triple Punched||16 Inches per six foot panel|
|Jerith Residential Fence||22 Inches per six foot panel|
|– Double Punched||Not Available|
|– Triple Punched||Not Available|
|Jerith Industrial Grade Fence||12 Inches per 6 foot panel|
|Specrail Fence||6 Inches per six foot panel|
|– Double Punched||14 Inches per six foot panel|
|– Triple Punched – N/A on all panels||18 Inches per six foot panel|
|– Double Punched|
|– Triple Punched||N/A|
The holes around the pickets of each horizontal rail are punched larger before powder coating. This will allow a fence panel to rack more than a fence brands standard racking amount. Not all brands offer double punched fence panels.
The holes around the pickets of each horizontal rail are punched even larger before powder coating. This will allow a fence panel to rack the maximum amount. The punched spaces on the horizontal rails can’t be made any larger than triple punching. Not all brands offer triple punched fence panels.
If you need more information on aluminum fence panel racking please contact us via phone or email. If you need help with your fence project send us a basic line drawing like the example on our Free Quote page.