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Ornamental Fence F.A.Q.
Master Halco ornamental fence comes in a variety of styles and options. The following documentation may help to answer some of the frequently asked questions about our ornamental fencing products.

Topics varying from installation, slopes and warranties are described in detail below.


Can I install your ornamental products myself?

Generally, our ornamental products are shipped pre-assembled. The fencing contractor usually installs the finished panels on your project. Each fencing contractor has the necessary equipment and experience to assemble and install the ornamental fencing to our specifications. While a consumer could do this, we strongly recommend that you rely on the expertise of a skilled fence installer.

Will your ornamental fencing meet local pool codes?

Master-Halco has many products that will meet pool codes. However, pool codes vary and you should check your local regulations and codes prior to ordering or installing any fence. Your local fencing contractor can check the codes in your area and offer a variety of products to meet your needs.

Are pointed pickets safe around children?

The classic look of a spear picket has been a traditional design for ornamental picket fencing. While we offer these styles, you should take care to ensure they are correctly installed and children are warned of the dangers that exist. To avoid injuries, we recommend that fences less than 6' tall not use these pickets.

What kind of warranty is available on your ornamental fencing?

Master-Halco is proud to extend warranties with all our ornamental fence systems. As with every Master-Halco warranty, should any claim arise, you'll be dealing directly with us rather than through a third party.
  • Classic Premier™12-Year Limited Warranty
  • Echelon Plus™Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Monumental Iron Works™10-Year Limited Warranty

There are quite a few ornamental fences, and they all tout their own types of picket attachment. What's the best method?

Our special ornamental fencing products each use a different method for attaching the pickets. Use of each particular method was engineered into the design and performance characteristics for the product. One thing they all have in common is that they are not welded. Welding steel burns off any protective coating, and subject the panel to red rust. Whether rivets, retaining rods, or self-tapping screws are used, you can be assured of a fastener that was designed to offer ornamental fencing with the durability and security you desire.

Is your aluminum fencing, Echelon Plus™, strong enough for use around my home?

Yes. It was designed to combine an attractive, durable appearance with virtually no maintenance for the residential homeowner. Special aluminum alloys were used to provide the strength needed to protect the safety and welfare of your family.

Should I be concerned about the gates for my ornamental fencing?

Definitely. Your gate is the only moving part of your fence, therefore, it's subject to the most abuse. We've designed each gate to withstand punishment from pedestrians, pets or vehicles. When installed with our specially designed gate hardware, each of our gates is engineered for years of virtually maintenance-free use, and warranted against defects in materials and workmanship.

My property isn't flat and slopes up and down. Will your ornamental fencing leave big gaps under each panel?

No. Grade changes are usually handled in one of two ways. One attractive option is to stair-step each panel. A second option is to rack or bias the panels, allowing the fence to follow the contour of the ground. Certain styles and systems are more capable of following ground contours, and should be considered for conditions with significant slope.

Can I put a gate operator on my ornamental fence?

Yes. You can add a gate operator to any of our ornamental gates. Whether you have a swing or cantilever gate, Master-Halco has a gate operator that will provide the ease of use and safety needed in your application. We also can deliver all the access controls to supply the security features you require.

Do you have ornamental fencing installations I can see as a reference for your products?

Master-Halco ornamental fencing has been installed all over the country. To inspect an installation yourself, consult the following partial list of projects using our products:
Colleges and Universities:
Yale University
Harvard University
Stanford University
Drexel University
Johns Hopkins University
West Point
Air Force Academy
Georgia Tech
University of Alabama
University of Maryland
University of Pennsylvania
University of Toledo
Old Dominion University
William & Mary College
Holyoke College
Municipal and Government Projects:
FBI Headquarters
Social Security Administration
U.S. Post Office
Library of Congress
National Arboretum
World Trade Center, Baltimore
Federal Hill Park
Chicago Parks
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
V.A. Cemeteries
Philadelphia Naval Yards
Aberdeen Proving Grounds
HUD Housing Projects
JFK Airport
Philadelphia Airport
Newark Airport
Tampa Airport
Estate Properties:
Custom Built Homes
Executive Homes
Residential Homes
Other Institutions:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Baltimore Sun News Papers
Eli Lilly
Max and Erma's Restaurants
Marion Merrel Dow