Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Fencing
Posted April 5, 2021 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.
Business and property owners have a wide range of choices in commercial fencing. Choosing which one is right depends on factors ranging from the level of security needed to aesthetic considerations. For example, a manufacturing plant will choose a much different fence style than an HOA will for their amenities area. At Sierra Structures, we have several different styles of commercial fencing for you to choose from.
Here are some of our top choices for commercial fencing and what they are used for:
- Security fences are typically chain link. For an additional deterrent, we can add barbed wire or razor ribbon at the top. Chain-link fences are made of steel with a galvanized coating which makes them weather-resistant to prevent rust.
- Ornamental fences are either steel or aluminum. These fences are more aesthetically pleasing while still tough and weather resistant. Ornamental fences emulate the look of iron at a much lower price. One of their primary advantages is their low maintenance.
- Public-event fences (athletic and sports fences) are similar to security fences but are painted in darker colors such as red, brown, green, or black.
- Wood fences are typically associated with residential locations, but they also work well in commercial situations. All of our wood fences are made with pressure-treated lumber for long-lasting use.
- Farmers may also consider using rail and wire fences to control livestock. Rail and wire contain a combination of wood and wire and are the most affordable fence on a per foot basis.
- Additionally, for many businesses, it's not just the exterior that needs fencing. Interior cages are necessary for safety and security in plants, warehouses, data centers, animal shelters, and other commercial locations.
- Of course, with almost every fence, there must be a gate. Gates usually open one of three ways: swinging, sliding, and pivoting. Which path depends on the location and use of the entrance. Access control to the gates can be done via remotes, key pads, controlled systems and even through a computer or mobile phone. Safety devices can also be installed to prevent people and vehicles from being struck by automatic gates.
At Sierra Structures, we can help determine which fence style best meets your commercial needs. Contact us today for get a free estimate.