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When are 4" Sq. or 6" Sq. gate posts necessary?

Applicable Products:
All styles of ornamental aluminum fence.

The size of the gate will determine the proper size posts to use.  See the pages for the style you are interested in for specifics.  4" sq. and 6" sq. posts are not punched to accept the horizontal rails of the fence; instead wall mount brackets are necessary to connect the fence section to these posts.

Fence Type 4" Posts needed if gate is:
Residential Styles with single pickets Over 24 square feet
Residential Styles with double pickets Over 18 sq. ft.
Ovation Styles Over 5' in width
Regency or Regency Plus Styles Over 16 sq. ft.
Fence Type 6" Posts needed if gate is:
Industrial Styles over 47 sq. ft.

Updated 05/31/06