If you're a business owner, property manager, or facility manager, you know how important it is to protect your property and assets. One way to do that is to install a fence around your commercial property. A fence provides security and privacy, and can even enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. However, with so many fence options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your commercial property.
In this blog post, we'll help you make an informed decision by discussing the key factors to consider when choosing a fence for your commercial property. For help from one of our fencing professionals, or to receive your free quote, contact Hurricane Fence Company today at 804-353-6030.
The first thing you should consider when looking into a fencing solution for your commercial property is what exactly you want your fence to accomplish for you. The most common reasons are security/safety, privacy, and aesthetics. Of course, your reasons may vary, but most likely, your needs for fencing fall under one, if not a mixture, of these three things. Establishing a definitive “why” gives you a solid starting point to base the rest of your considerations.
The most common forms of fencing are chain link, wood, aluminum (also referred to as ornamental), and vinyl. Each has its own pros & cons and depending on what your fence’s purpose is can help you decide which is best for you.
Chain link is a classic option that ticks a lot of boxes. It is more inexpensive than most other fences, making it an easy choice if you are on a tight budget. It also is great for security purposes and can be outfitted with razor ribbon, barbwire, anti-climb wire, and more. Although chain link fencing has many pros for a property owner, it does leave a bit to be desired in the aesthetics department.
Installing a wood fence on your commercial property is a great way to give it a traditional, farmhouse vibe. These create a comfortable, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere, however, many wood fences are susceptible to the elements if not properly maintained throughout its life span. A quality stain can help prevent weathering, with the added benefit of beautifying the fence.
Aluminum fencing is well on the rise these days, and for good reason. Aluminum fencing is strong, sturdy, and durable, and requires very little in the way of maintenance. It is also one of the more attractive fencing options out there, coming in many styles. The price point of aluminum fencing is on the higher side, but if you are looking at a fence as an investment, an aluminum fence is sure to last you for years to come.
Lastly, we have vinyl fencing. Great if you are not as worried about security and really want to liven up your property's outdoor space. Coming in many colors and styles, vinyl fences present a great option for properties where looks matter. Outdoor dining areas, showrooms, breweries, and more are all great candidates for a beautiful vinyl fence.
The height of your fence will help better exemplify its purpose. As an obvious example, taller fences are better for security purposes, but that isn’t the only thing you should consider.
Fencing comes in many sizes, most commonly starting around 3 feet and working its way up to upwards of 25-30 feet for some interior fences and baseball backstops. Take a careful look at why you need a fence to help you decide on the right size for you, and don’t be afraid to consult with a professional. Depending on where the fence is located and why you are installing one in the first place, a fence professional will be able to help you narrow down your height options to those that make the most sense.
As a commercial property owner, we know you are busy, so maintenance is one of the most important considerations, as the last thing you need to be worried about is keeping up with your fence. There are plenty of low-maintenance options out there, primarily vinyl and aluminum. Chain link is also a low-maintenance option provided you opt for a vinyl coating on the chain link wire, which can help extend the life of your fence by many years.
For any business owner, cost is certainly going to be of some concern. The fence needs to perform its duty but at a price point that makes its benefits worth it to you and your property. Of course, a fence is an investment, but finding a solid middle ground between fencing benefits and its price point is most important here.
For a quick resource, the order of the materials listed above from least to most expensive is: chain link, wood, vinyl, then aluminum, however, the actual price of your installation will consist of many other factors, so it is always best to get with a fence contractor link Hurricane Fence for a free estimate.
A Worthwhile Investment
A fence is, without a doubt, a worthwhile investment. Whether you are looking to beautify your outdoor space, protect your property from unwanted visitors, or gain some extra privacy, we can find a fence that works beautifully for your needs. Contact Hurricane Fence Company today at 804-353-6030 to speak with a fencing professional and get your free estimate.