Corrugated Metal Fence Ideas

You may have seen the corrugated metal fences with an industrial or agricultural look before. They are a great way to show that you’re ready for anything if your property has been vandalized, it’s in need of extra privacy, or just because you feel like giving boundaries and protection to what belongs there.

The benefits to installing this type of fence are not just that it is affordable, but also doable for people with some DIY skills. With installation being so accessible and easy even if you have never done any home improvement work before, there’s no reason why a homeowner shouldn’t give going the low-cost route of getting an aluminum privacy fencing project in their own backyard as serious consideration!

Corrugated Metal and Pallet Fencing

Corrugated metal is a popular material choice for building fencing because it’s both affordable and durable. This doesn’t mean you can’t create an attractive fence with corrugation, though! One example would be to pair the materials in order to keep them from looking too bland or unattractive (shown above).

Corrugated Metal and Wire Fencing

The combination of metal and wire fencing can create an excellent agricultural or country look. For example, the corrugated fence in this picture is short with a natural wood frame to give it that home-y feel. If you’re looking for boundaries but not privacy then something like this might be what you want!

Corrugated Metal Fence for Backyard

Some people think that corrugated metal would not be the best choice for front yard fencing material because they believe it doesn’t look as good. However, this is a great option to use in the backyard since you can close off your section of land with full privacy from other neighbors on either side when using corrugated steel and no one will see what’s behind these walls but their own property.

Corrugated Metal Fence with Wood Frame

The wood frame is the perfect way to add depth and color to any fence, including a white picket fence. It can make it possible for you choose from different types of wood with different textures or colors each time so that your fencing has an individualistic look unlike anyone else’s on the block!

Painted Corrugated Metal Panel for Fence

When choosing corrugated metal as the material for your fencing, you should know that it is an option to paint the panels. Paint can be used not only on wood posts but also on other parts of a fence design like seats and decorations in front. As seen above, black colored panels are appropriate because they make everything else stand out against them even more so than if left unpainted.

Rusty Fence from Corrugated Metal

Corrugated metal panels can be treated with anti-rust protection to make them last longer. However, some people do not like the idea and choose to create rust on their corrugated metal fencing purposely. The result is a fantastic rusty look which will have you feeling nostalgic for the time of steam trains!

Dark Wooden Post

 Dark Wooden Post ideas

Here is your example number two of wood material involvement. Using wide horizontal panels of corrugated metal, this fence relies on the dark wooden posts to stand strong. No frame used might be because the homeowner wants to feature the true character of corrugated metal.

Blue panel and brown post add tones in the middle of the green yard. Meanwhile, the plant type choice also affects the whole scene.

Full and Half Combination

Full and Half Combinations

This design gives you an idea of how to border everything differently. While the full-length side borders the private area from the public eyes, the half-length side marks two different spaces under personal possession.

In a case where you want to separate two different areas, let’s say the parking space and front yard, for example, this half-length fence could come in handy.

Gabion and Corrugated Iron

Gabion and Corrugated Iron ideas

A gabion wall is one of a kind. It is inexpensive yet attractive. Gabion wall barely needs any maintenance, easy to install and last long. Not many people stack numerous stones vertically and retain
them with wires like shown in the picture.

When combines with a white corrugated metal fence, you could see some elegance they result in. It is not a compulsory indeed, but this combination fence is necessary for a contemporary house.

Despite the advantages, the downsides of the gabion wall are it only fits spacious areas and looks too industrial for some people who prefer natural style more.

Notwithstanding, outsmart the filling material to lessen the strong industrial vibe. For example, you could pick the good-looking stones as the outer and less expensive ones to backfill the wall.

Galvanized Panels

galvanized panels for garden beds

It is similar to the previous number one. Using the three-fourth and one-fourth dividing portion, the metal and wood materials make a good combination. The difference lies in the metal. Your previous one does not use galvanized corrugated metal, whereas this fence does.

Galvanized panels have a coating of zinc protective layer that makes it more durable, economical, and virtually maintenance-free. Under any climate, galvanized panels work wonder since it is weatherproof and rustproof.

However, be wise in choosing the best material as galvanized panels also have downsides. They usually are available for purchase with no substrate warranty. If any part of the panel comes in exposure, red rust could form on the surface.

The red rust cannot stop once it happens, and you will have to replace the entire panels with spending extra budget since there is no warranty offered.

6. Medium Sized Panels

small and medium sized panels

Claimed to offer extraordinary privacy, corrugated fence also gives suffocated feel somehow, especially if you use it to surround the house. Therefore, medium-sized panels are in the option. You could make it less confining by applying them.

7. Recycled Hardwood Timber

recycled hardwood timber posts

Using recycled material is the best thing to do to participate in go-green campaign. You could create less-waste environment as well. Follow the movement by applying recycled hardwood to be a part of your fence.

Together with corrugated metal fence, the recycled hardwood creates rustic nuance in your yard. Choose the unfinished ones; they will bring out their true characters as time goes by.

Pros and Cons Corrugated Fence


  1. Corrugated metal fences have unlimited ways to build. From the involvement of other materials to the finishing selection, the possibilities are countless.
  2. You do not need to treat and stain this particular fence periodically. In other words, you will get a functional and attractive fence even after years by low maintenance.
  3. It is lightweight, thus easy to install.
  4. Corrugated metal panels are very affordable. Each panel of 8×4 ft is purchasable from USD10.
  5. With proper care and treatment, it can last long up to 25–30 years for an entry-level product, 30–40 years for mid-range option, and 50–75 years for the thickest panel in the group.


  1. You need to be extra careful in holding and installing since corrugated metal mostly has sharp edges.
  2. It is available for purchase only for the panels, whereas you need to make or order the framework and posts separately. It means more jobs are on the list.
  3. You have to make sure that installing some particular corrugated metal fence is permissible since each jurisdiction applies different regulations for this type of fencing.
  4. It produces echo if loud sounds happen nearby. Thus, adding sound panels for a patio or porch structure set is advisable.