On the Fence: Differences Between Aluminum and Vinyl Fence Enclsoures


Deciding between a vinyl (PVC) and an ornamental aluminum fence enclosure can be difficult.  Like people, every fence solution is unique. Requirements and needs vary in privacy, security, maintenance level, configurations, cost, and aesthetic style. Here are some helpful tips that play a big role in arriving at a well-informed decision. 

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Handling fence damage through insurance and an appeal to your HOA for repairs

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While damage to commercial fence is usually caused by vehicles hitting the fence and gates,
or by vandals cutting fence to gain access to business properties to steal from company vehicles or steal stored company materials.

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Repairing your Residential or Commercial fence enclosure

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While damage to commercial fence is usually caused by vehicles hitting the fence and gates,
or by vandals cutting fence to gain access to business properties to steal from company vehicles or steal stored company materials.

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Commercial Fences: What is the Best Type to Use for My Business

For business owners, choosing the best commercial fence solution can be a daunting task.

There are an abundant array of options available on the fence market. These options are comprised of three major types of pereimeter structures: chain link, wood, and ornamental fence solutions. 
Picking out the best style of fence for you and your business hinges on two deciding factors: the sort of business you own and its location. Each type weighs in with its own fence material benefits. 

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Chain Link Fences: A general contractor whose business is located in an industrial park would most likely use chain-link fencing in order to safeguard their on-site assets. When using chainlink for security purposes, it is best to strive for a height of 6’ or 6 feet of greater and a thickness of at least 9-gauge in order to reap the benefits from this cost effective fencing. 

   
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A good general practice is to avoid solid barriers when erecting
security fencesThis will eliminate visual blockades where trespassers could potentially hide.


Ornamental Fence:  For the business owner who runs their operation in areas where fence appearance must be considered, such as in historic Richmond or Williamsburg Virginia, the use of a sturdy ornamental iron fence would be ideal. Attractive security is the predominate objective for many business installations.

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While all ornamental fence facades should be at least 6’ high, there are varied fence rail configurations that can be selected. Pickett fence tops can also be added to prevent ease of access to a fence secured area, and increase the aesthetic appeal of the installation.
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These fence can be comprised of three primary types of ornamental fencing:

Welded Steel Fence:  Black (non-galvanized) steel components are welded together to form a section that is them primed and painted. During installation, the sections are welded directly to the posts at the jobsite. Depending on climate, welded systems can begin to show rust with the first year after being installed and must be wire brushed and repainted periodically. If welded steel panels are added it is highly recommended to add a polyester powder coated finish of the galvanized steel.

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Assembled Component Fencing:  Galvanized steel fence components (using a minimum G-60 zinc coating) are machine punched, and then given a polyester powder-coat finish.
After coating, the components are assembled into sections using drive rivets or retaining rods. Assembled sections are attached to posts using brackets so the coating isn't compromised, which minimizes potential red rust problems.

Aluminum Ornamental Fencing: Manufactured similarly to steel assembled components, these special aluminum-alloy fences are powder coated, and then joined into sections using screws or pop rivets. These sections attach through brackets or holes punched in the posts. Aluminum ornamental fencing should be considered for harsh coastal environments or when corrosive chemicals are nearby. 
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Privacy Wood FenceA business run in a residential area may select the wood or stick built privacy fence for security. Commerce areas that are adjacent to residential zones often use them as well. Wood privacy fences are also great selections for dumpster enclosures.

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Great Looking Dumpster Enclosures are possible! These fences and dumpster covers can be built as tall as needed and then either painted, stained or left natural, making them the perfect fence solution for businesses that are looking for a harmonious relationship with neighboring structures. Best of all it won't break the bank. 
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Though there are an array of amazing commercial fence options, an accredited and experienced professional fence company should always be able to provide design and budget solutions for your unique project specs.

Contact a Hurricane Fence Specialist today and schedule a free estimate or quote to get started on your Commercial Fence Installation!

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Options for Commercial Access Gates and Fence Solutions

A Professional Fence Company should have a variety options for Commercial Gate applications. The gate systems are designed to restrict unwanted entry and ensure the protection of assets and employees. Gate systems are designed to work efficiently with repeated mechanical use in any setting. Hurricane Fence Company offers the latest in Commercial Gate System trends and technology in a plethora of scales and styles. These maneuverable fence barriers can be engineered to meet the needs of everything from small Residential Secured Access to the most complex structural demands.

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Offense/Defense: The Redskins Choose Black Ornamental Fence.

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Richmond Virginia is steadily gaining notoriety as one of our nation's most up and coming urban playgrounds. The decision to bring The Redskins Training Camp to RVA has created a lot of buzz across a variety of demographics. From VCU Art students and career relocation transplants to baby boomers and die hard football fans. The Redskins Training Camp is a welcome addition to our city's evolving culture.
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Hurricane Fence Company  was thrilled to be selected as the exclusive fence installation provider for this amazing project.

So what went into creating a specialty fence system for this sleek & inviting landscape? The Redskins team managers and Hurricane Fence Company worked closely to ensure that the view of the field remained open. Several different sets of custom made specialty fences were constructed using powder coated black ornamental aluminum fence.

Several 48" and 4' black racked ornamental aluminum create a seamless flow between the new entrance and the existing landscape. These specialty fence structures are a welcome sight along Leigh Street. Developers in the City of Richmond have been actively pursuing bridging the residential and commercial gaps in that area.

One of the special features of this custom four foot fence enclosure is a classic spear picket tip that tops each individual aluminum fence post. This provides a visually appealing ornamental fence, as well as an added security element.


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Privacy fence and mesh were installed adjacent to the main entrance accomodates visual appeal and provides a barrier between the parking lot across the street at 840 Hermitage Rd.

Temporary chainlink panels or movable fence were a great solution for areas that needed sectioning off during the three weeks of Redskins Training Camp. Incorporating specialty wind screens with team graphics to the chain link fence structures added extra visual appeal. The panels are approximately 6' x 10' in size and are lightweight for ease of maneuverability.

Free standing with feet that maintain their upright position, these panels are very stroThe Redskins Training Camp project was another opportunity for Hurricane Fence Company to work with other local Richmond ontractors.

It allowed the city's growing small business market to branch out and create important relationships within the Richmond Virginia Construction Community. This Redskins Training camp job allowed Hurricane Fence Company to showcase the capabilites of the SWAM Businesses of Richmond Virginia.

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What Are The State Regulations On Pool Fence Enclosures?

Not only are pool enclosures and fences an aesthetically-pleasing way to keep critters out of your pool, it also keeps your pool safe from liabilities (such as children or other unwanted visitors). Studies have shown that isolation fencing (pool fences) vs. property barriers (perimeter fencing) to be much more effective in reducing the rate of acidental drowning. Additionally, certain types of fencing are more effective at keeping children out than others. Specifically, easily-climbed fences with ample visibility such as chain link fences are much less effective pool barriers than non-climb fences. AN example of non-climb fecne is ornamental aluminum fences which allow for visibility, yet are unable to be scaled. Not to mention, great fence looks! To ensure safety, states have imposed pool fence laws and regulations regarding very specific pool barriers. 

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Virginia has imposed the following Pool Fence Codes.

All outdoor pools, spas, and hot tubs with a depth of over 2 feet (24 inches) require a fence/barrier enclosurement around it. The enclosure must be non-climbable, and a minimum of 48 inches above completed ground level.

Details of Pool fence Regulations:

Non-climbable barriers are required

  • Solid barriers, such as brick walls, must have no protrusions or indentations.
  • Horizontal design elements less than 45 inches apart must be on the inside face; vertical elements must be spaced at 1 ¾ inches or less.
  • Horizontal design elements greater than or equal to 45 inches apart are permitted to be located on either side of the barrier; vertical elements must be spaced at four inches or less.
  • Openings which constitute a pattern capable of being climbable (such as chain-link) must be limited to 1 ¾ inches when measured horizontally.

Opening limitations

  • 2 inches maximum between ground level and bottom of the fence/barrier.
  • 4 inches maximum between the top of an above-ground pool and the bottom of the fence/barrier.
  • Less than 4 inches for all other openings that do not constitute a pattern of being climbable.
  • 1 ¾ inches (measured horizontally) or 1 ¼ inches (diagonally) for openings in chain link or lattice-type barriers or other barriers with diagonal design elements.

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  • Must meet non-climbable barrier requirements.
  • Must be self-closing/self-latching and swing away from the pool.
  • Latches must be 54 inches (4 ½ feet) from bottom and at least three inches from the top of the gate on the pool side.
  • There shall be no openings one half inch or greater within 18 inches of the latch.

Door Alarms

  • Must be labeled in accordance with UL 2017.
  • Must sound immediately and continuously for 30 seconds.
  • Must be heard throughout the house and reset automatically.
  • Must be capable of being deceived temporarily
  • Must be located 54 inches above the door threshold.

*Safety covers for spas and hot tubs meeting ASTM F1346 may be substituted for barriers*

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What Are The Ornamental Fence Applications?

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What Are The Different Types Of Athletic Field Fences?

Athletic field fences provide crowd control, venue security, and safety for sporting events. These fences are typically made of chain link and differentiate specific areas of the sporting fields. Whether the fence screens athletes or protects viewers; the fence is part of the sport played. The venue and level of play take a vital role in determining what fencing will be used at the field. Football, baseball, softball, and tennis are all sports where fence is an important consideration.

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