Many people think that a fence is just a fence, but a lot depends on what you will be using it for. For instance, you wouldn’t want to use a wooden privacy fence around your pool. You need to be able to keep an eye on what is going on poolside, plus splinters and swimsuits should not mix.
The same can be said for commercial fencing. Most companies use fences as a security measure, but they are also used for aesthetics, boundary marking and privacy.
When it comes to commercial fencing, the four most common types are:
1. Chain Link – Chain link is a safe middle ground between security and utility. It is perfect for marking a perimeter, keeping people out of secured locations, guiding foot traffic towards where you need it and allowing you to keep an unobstructed sightline. It is easy to repair, very durable and fairly affordable.
2. Ornamental Iron – If you are not worried about securing your business then ornamental iron might be the way to go. It is fairly expensive, but it looks great and lends your property an air of sophistication.
3. Barbed Wire – If ornamental iron is one side of the coin then barb wire is the other. It’s cheap, durable, and it deters would-be burglars. A few coils on the top of a fence will make anyone think twice about trying to climb it. Unfortunately, it often ends up making your property look like the entrance to a prison. If you do decide to use barb wire, consider hiring a fencing contractor for its installation. You can seriously injure yourself if you don’t know what you are doing.
4. Wood – Whether you need privacy, or you plan on marking a long boundary, nothing beats a wooden fence. They look great and give the property a very homey feel, but you have to make sure to give them regular maintenance, so they stay looking their best.