Best Types of Commercial Fences that Won’t Break the Bank

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The fence market is chock full of options for businesses looking for appropriate perimeter structures. Although fences can be categorized into three major types—wood, chain link, and ornamental—there are plenty of variations designed to suit not just different types of businesses, but also different locations.

When selecting a fence for your business, it is the type of business you run and its location that will ultimately decide what you need. Herein are some examples cost-effective of perimeter fences for businesses.

  • Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences are commonplace for businesses situated in industrial parks. It is a very cost-effective type of fence compared to other options. However, businesses looking to protect their on-site assets using this type of fencing should opt for chain link fencing that’s at least 6 feet high, and with a thickness of 9-gauge or more. These recommended specifications allow businesses to reap the maximum security benefits of such fences.

  • Welded Steel Fences

Welded steel fences are comprised of non-galvanized steel components that are welded together to create small sections. These sections are later painted and primed, then during installation, they are welded directly onto steel posts at the jobsite. Welded steel fences require a fair amount of maintenance to stay in good shape.

The climate of the location determines how quickly the components begin to rust, and it is often necessary to have them wire brushed and repainted at least once a year. To enhance their durability, experts recommend adding a polyester powder coating on top of the steel.

  •  Assembled Steel Fences

Assembled component fencing comprises of steel fence components that are galvanized using G-60 zinc coating. These are later machine-punched to provide rivet holes, then a layer of polyester powder-coat finish is added.

The galvanized steel fencing components are later assembled into sections that are held together using retaining rods and drive rivets. Like in steel fence installation, these sections are then attached to posts, but instead of welding, brackets are used. This is done to maintain the quality of the coating, thereby reducing the risk of red rust becoming a problem.

  • Ornamental Fences

Businesses that must consider fence appearance can reap the benefits of a sturdy ornamental fence. Ornamental fences are installed to facilitate “attractive security” as can be observed in areas such as the famous historic Richmond.

Varied fence rail configurations allow business owners to tailor their ornamental fences to their own specifications, but the recommended height for fence facades is 6 feet. Ornamental fences can be further consolidated through the addition of picket fence tops, which secure the premises by making it harder to access without affecting the fence’s aesthetic appeal.

  • Ornamental Aluminum Fencing

Aluminum ornamental fences are a staple fencing type in harsh coastal environments where corrosive chemicals are abundant. This type of fencing is made the same way steel assembled components are manufactured. First, the specially made aluminum alloy fences are given a protective powder coating, then attached to each other to form sections using pop rivets or screws.

The sections are later attached together using brackets, but sometimes holes are punched in the posts at the jobsite to facilitate attachment using rods and rivets. Aluminum ornamental fences offer a rather balanced mix of security and aesthetic appeal as well as great resilience.

  • Privacy Wood Fencing

Businesses situated in residential areas prioritize aesthetic appeal over security due to the decreased need for the latter. For that reason, a business that’s run in a residential area might opt for a wood built privacy fence for security as it is less unappealing than steel fences. Commercial zones placed adjacent to residential houses may benefit a lot from stick or wood built privacy fences for security. These types of fences are not uncommon selections for garbage dump sites either.

Dumpster enclosures use privacy wood fencing to blend in with the surrounding structures. They can make their fences as tall as necessary and use paints or stains to further improve their aesthetic appeal (even natural-looking wood is appealing). Not only does this provide a decent amount of security, but it also eliminates trespassing since it lacks solid barriers that can create blind spots. Best of all, it is very affordable.

There are plenty of commercial fencing options out there. So, it pays to have a professional fence installation company, such as Aamerican Fence Company, help you decide which is the best type for your business that also stays within your budget. We have 30 plus years of experience installing all types of commercial and industrial fences. Call us today for a free quote.