5 New Commercial Fencing Considerations

24 June 2021
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If your business needs a new fence installed, there are several key items to keep in mind as you shop around for the perfect fence. There are several options available, so make sure to choose the best one for your needs.

1. Maintenance

Ongoing maintenance can make a cheap fence expensive over time. It's a better investment to purchase a low-maintenance fence as it will cost less in the long run. A galvanized chain-link fence or vinyl fence can be low maintenance, as they never need to be painted or sanded, and they rarely need repairs. 

2. Appearance

Consider the aesthetic needs of the fence. If it is simply to provide a barrier around a non-public area, then appearance may not be a top priority. In this case, a plain chain-link fence is sufficient. On the other hand, if curb appeal for your business is a consideration, then you may want a more ornate fence. Chain-link fences are still attractive, but you can opt for vinyl-coated chain-link in the color of your choice for an upgraded appearance. Vinyl fencing is also an option, as it comes in several colors as well as different picket designs. Of course, for a more stately look, wrought iron or aluminum fencing that resembles wrought iron is an option.

3. Longevity

Consider the longevity of the material when choosing a fence. In areas with frequent hail storms, vinyl fencing may not have great longevity as hail can damage it. Wood isn't a good option in damp climates where rot can be a problem. Most metal fencing can withstand weathering and other types of damages, which means it typically offers the greatest longevity. 

4. Security

If the point of the fence is security, then make sure you choose fencing that is tall enough and difficult enough to climb to provide the necessary security. Chain-link fences may need roll bars or other anti-climb devices installed on top, for example, to prevent climbing. For decorative fencing that doubles as security fences, choose pointed pickets as opposed to blunt pickets, as these are more difficult to climb.

5. Access 

No commercial fence is complete without a good gate, particularly if the point of the fence is security. Choose gates that don't have a space beneath them as these are more secure. Further, consider how access will be granted to staff. Key cards, access pads, or a manned gate are some of the most common options. 

Contact a commercial fencing installation service, such as Metro Fence, for more information.