When choosing a fence for a commercial property, the first question to take into considerations is, “Where is it located?” If the business is a construction project where often expensive machinery and other property is left unattended overnight, a chain link fence often fits the bill. This is a quality, durable choice that is hard to scale and higher than more traditional fences. The chain link fence should be at close to seven feet tall, if not taller to have a greater chance of keeping out intruders. A sturdy chain link fence which is thick enough not to be easily bent keeps out potential criminals while allowing the property owner or police the ability to see through for those who might make it inside.
Wrought iron fences, allow the same preventative measures with the same ability to see through for those attempting to steal or cause damage. However, wrought iron is much more costly than a chain link fence. If a commercial property owner is in a less urban area where an attractive security fence gels better with the surrounding building, this makes sense. There are many different styles to choose from and do provide a more sophisticated look. The rails of a wrought iron fence are less likely to be bent as they are more durable than chain link. Points can be at the top of each rail to add more security. Like chain link, these too need to be an average of seven feet tall. If using a fence company to do the work, be sure that it comes with a great warranty.
When selecting an ornamental fence for security purposes, it’s a smart choice to have it built from steel welded at the joints. To prevent the damaging effects of rust, some business owners opt to go with aluminum, but it should be noted here that aluminum is not as strong as the steel alternative.
Three options are:
1) Steel Fence – these are a great option that needs little upkeep where each piece is usually welded together. If installed by the property owner it should be watched closely rust and remove it as soon as it begins to show. If a fence installation company installs the fence ask about the warranty on all materials, labor, and future upkeep of the fence.
2) Aluminum Fence – these fences use aluminum in their construction where the pieces are joined using screws. This holds up to the elements better than steel, but again, is not as strong.
3) Wood Fences – these are typically used more for privacy than security. If crime is low in the location of a commercial property, this may be the best fit. It is always attractive and can be painted any desired color. Yet, in the case of trespassing, it is often easy enough to break through these to gain entry. One should consider installing flood or security lighting with a wood fence to increase safety.
If a commercial property owner is not sure what they need in a security fence, contact a great name in fence installation for information. If the job of fence construction seems too big to do alone, get estimates and bring in a company to do the job right the first time.