Many commercial or industrial properties need to have secure fencing to keep intruders or vandals out. Some need to also keep animals out or in. The kind of security fencing chosen usually depends on the needs of the company, but other factors sometimes have to be taken into consideration. Climate, position and the type of ground – steep or flat – are all important aspects of choosing fencing to secure your site.
Having the right kind of fencing in place will give you peace of mind and reduce the costs of repairing damage. It can even avoid litigation if someone wanders onto your site and is hurt. Even though they were not supposed to be there, they can still sue the company if they get hurt.
Here are three of the best types of security fencing.
Chain link or mesh fencing. While you may think that chain link gaps can provide a toehold, the top being curved makes it very difficult for any athletic intruder to actually complete the climb in. Chain mesh fencing can be of various heights to suit your needs and the gaps can also be larger or smaller. There can be a single or double curved top with barbed wire along it to discourage climbers. It can also have a cement footing so no one can dig under it. It can be used for mining sites, sporting fields or community pools and many other applications due to its versatility. It is also a cost effective option for low security areas.
A higher level of security can be gained by using Garrison fencing. Tubular steel posts are attached to horizontal steel rails between steel posts that are cemented into the ground. Again, this type of fencing can be higher or lower, but the higher option offers better protection. It is often found around commercial properties, sporting fields, government facilities and schools. It can be finished with powder-coating – often chosen where it is important for the fence to look attractive.
A fence is not only used to create borders around your property to separate it from the neighboring plot. Rather, it is also ideal for maintaining the security privacy of your home. It also beautifies the exterior of the place and makes it look different from the rest of the structures built in the locality.
There are different types of fencing used for residential and commercial purposes, depending on the requirement of your property. For most people, security is an essential factor that contributes to the buying and building decisions with regard to fencing and they either opt for a house with a pre-installed fence or install one, themselves.
When deciding on the type of fences you need for your residence, you can choose from the following options:
Aluminum Fence Many households commonly use aluminum fencing. However, it only enhances the exterior of the house and gives it a definite boundary. It is not beneficial if you want to enhance the security of your home. On the plus side, the only maintenance it requires is during the process of installation which includes, painting and decoration, but other than that, it is hassle free.
Choosing a fence to suit your home is not difficult; it just requires a little forethought to ensure you get the best kind of fence for your needs. And of course, you have to make sure it is of the type that has council approval. Once that is settled you can go ahead and choose from the options that will suit you and your lifestyle. Here are some things to think about to guide you in choosing the best fence for your needs.
Keep Children In and Intruders Out What is your reason for getting a fence? Is it to keep pets or children in, or to keep intruders out – or both? Many people do not feel the need to keep other people out with their fence; they rely on their security door to do that. However, if you have little children you will need to keep them contained so they don’t wander away. Having a fence you can trust to keep them in will allow them to play outside without you having to watch them every minute – at least, once they get old enough not to fall over.
A fence to keep children safe may also need to be one that keeps intruders out, especially if your home fronts a busy street. It may need to be one that an adult cannot climb over. However, if you feel that would be unattractive, consider having two kinds of fence; one for the backyard where the children will play and one for the front that will look more attractive.
Does it Suit Your Home Design? Certain homes suit certain types of fencing. A picket fence done with timber palings and painted white will suit Federation style homes and many other older styles of homes. You can also have a picket style fence done with steel posts that have fancy tops that make it difficult or impossible for anyone to climb over. More modern homes will look fine with Colorbond fencing or even steel mesh.
Fencing is an important part of any home, not only to keep people out, but to keep them safely in, especially children – and pets. It serves to define the space that is yours and can add a great deal to the look of your home when the right kind is chosen.
There are many different kinds of fences that can be used, but before you make a decision, it is wise to find out just what your council will allow as there may be restrictions in some areas.
Here are 4 different kinds of fencing, along with the pros and cons of each.
Steel or Colorbond fencing. This is the choice of many homeowners these days because it offers privacy. This is especially so where homes are close together; you don’t want everything you do and say to be open to the neighbours. It offers the best privacy – but at the cost of a view. It can be a good windbreak for delicate flowers in the garden and also creates a small amount of shade; important in hot areas. Colorbond comes in several different colours and does not need to be painted. It is durable and strong and may even keep your dog from barking at the neighbour.
On numerous occasions, people make the mistake of installing the wrong kind of fence for their property. However, the use of latest technological advancements has made it possible to amend this mistake with fence slats..
These fence slats are available in many different materials including aluminum, plastic, wood, etc. Whether it’s as a boundary, a wind screen, for privacy or sound control; fence slats can solve your problem and add beauty to your yard at the same time. These slats are available in a variety of colors and designs which can be adjusted and chosen according to your chain link fence.
Following are the benefits of using fence slats as boundaries of your property:
Security Measures for Kids and Pets Chain links are often big enough for a kid’s hand or head to pass through and become stuck in it. Similarly, animals can get hurt or jump to the other side of the fence if unattended. To make sure such circumstances do not occur, slats can be placed between chain fences to make it safer for kids to play and for pets to roam around in your yard.
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