There are several reasons why a customer may not want to mount to one of our fence posts. Perhaps they have existing posts from another fence, some type of masonry pillar they want to use or its just a decision of overall design. Regardless of the reasons, you can absolutely mount your panels to something other than our fence posts. We have had many customers mount our fence panels to treated or painted wood 4×4’s, brick pillars, stucco pillars and directly to brick or stucco house siding. You can also hang them on fascia stone or an uneven stone surface, but extra consideration will need taken on those due to the surface being uneven. That is not to say you cannot make it work, but you may need to grind or chisel flat spots into the stone.
For our wrought iron fence, the only additional item you will need to determine and source on your own is the method of securing the bracket. Our standard iron brackets can mount to any flat surface. Instead of us supplying a steel self-tapping screw, you will need to source an applicable screw such as a wood lag screw for a wood post or a masonry lag screw for brick or stone.
For the aluminum fence, you will need to make sure you let us know that you are not mounting to one of our aluminum posts. The aluminum fence does not utilize brackets in a standard installation since they slide inside the post punch and are secured that way. Don’t fret though. We carry an array of aluminum brackets that work in the same manner as our iron ones.
While fence panels are not an issue for mounting to something other than their standard posts, gates can be another matter. Unlike a fence panel that is mounted a stationary, a gate moves and exerts leverage force on its post. That doesn’t mean you cannot mount a gate to a wood, brick or stucco pillar. However, we recommend calling us with your setup to discuss what you are hanging the gate on. A simple yard gate may be no issue, but a large yard or driveway gate needs to have some items taken into consideration such as material we are mounting to, how well its anchored (buried) and what’s underneath. A solid wood 6×6 has much more strength to it than a hollow pillar with a brick facade.
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