When we plan fencing for commercial properties the primary concerns are usually safety and security, to prevent people from accessing the property. But sometimes privacy is just as important and we need to take extra steps to ensure that people can’t see into the property.
Commercial privacy fences fulfill the same function as those constructed to provide domestic properties with privacy, but they often have to be built on a larger scale and might need to be considerably higher than those we use at home.
Privacy Fence Types
Generally, any fence that shields an area from view can be categorized as a privacy fence. If you can see through the fence, then it isn’t affording privacy. So, while a high chainlink fence may be great for security, it’s not going to fulfill the requirements of a privacy fence unless it is combined with another material, like steel.
Similarly, a pretty picket fence might look great at the front of a small commercial property, but it won’t make the entrance area private.
The most popular privacy fences for commercial properties are generally those made from wood, or a combination of wood and steel, or even just steel or aluminum. But it isn’t just the material that is important, it is also the design that matters.
Suitable wood types for privacy in both commercial and residential situations include:
- Saddle cut
Vinyl and PVC is also effective for commercial privacy fences. One of the outstanding benefits is the low maintenance factor of these materials. Unless there is some type of damage caused by a violent storm or wind, regular washing down will keep these fences looking great all year round.
Another option for privacy fences is to build a solid wall with bricks or blocks and mortar. Well built brick walls provide total privacy, but they take a little longer to construct and may cost more.
The Need for Commerical Privacy Fences
The most common reason businesses opt for commercial privacy fences is to screen areas from view. This may be because the area is simply a mess, or because there are activities that you want to screen from the public eye.
Many businesses opt for enclosures or privacy fences around dumpsters or areas where they store their garbage and/or waste prior to collection.
Natural Enclosures Fence Company offers the full range of options for residential and commercial privacy fences and dumpster enclosures. Contact us today for advice or a free quotation to improve the privacy on your commercial property in Georgia.