Three Factors To Consider When Choosing A Fence For Your Business

A fence isn't just something to boost the curb appeal of your business, it is also a functional component. However, this is only the case when you choose wisely. In order to install a fence that will best meet your needs today as well as into the future, you need to choose wisely. Here are just some of the points you want to consider. 


One of the first factors you want to consider is the level of traffic you will experience around the fenced area. The level of traffic will help you determine which fencing material will be the best suited. As a general rule of thumb, the greater the traffic level, the more durable the fencing option you want to choose.

In high-traffic areas, consider a wrought iron or wood fence. Avoid options like chain link fencing because should patrons routinely lean or tug on the fence, it will be much more likely to fail than a wrought iron or wood fence.


The type of climate in your local area should also be a consideration. First, understand that you can generally install any type of fence in any type of climate; however, the climate will determine the level of maintenance necessary. If you are located in a high-moisture climate and you don't want maintenance to be a large concern, consider a chain-link or a vinyl fence.

Both of these options will be resistant to the moisture related damage. Choosing a wrought iron or wood fence in this climate will require you to reseal and clean the fence routinely to avoid rusting or rotting.


How secure do you need the fence to be? Is the fence primarily for the purpose of sectioning off your property or is it to keep thieves and intruders out? If you need a fence to boost your security, avoid chain link and vinyl fence option. Both of these materials are easy to penetrate, allowing someone to gain access to your business.

Wrought iron and wood fence will offer greater levels of security because they are considerably more durable. Both wrought iron and wood fencing can also be designed in varying heights, affording you the opportunity to have a taller fence installed to further boost your security efforts.  

If you don't know which options are right for you, an installation expert (such as one from Sarasota Fence Inc) can assist you. In addition to considering the traffic, climate, and your security needs, an installation expert will also go over your budget to help you find the best long-term solution.