Consider security, cost, location, and looks when deciding the kind of fence that works for you and your property.
I am planning to install a fence. What kind should I get?
Fencing is one of the most common ways to protect a commercial property, and it is not hard to see why. For the relatively low cost of installation, a fence provides enduring protection against a range of different threats while also giving your property a safe, secure appearance. While any fence will provide these benefits to some degree, not all materials are created equal. Among the most common types are the commercial chain link fence and commercial steel fencing. When deciding between these two options, make sure to consider the following factors:
The Level of Security
Given that the main reason to install a fence is security, it is important to consider the threats your property is most likely to face. While both commercial steel fencing and a commercial chain link fence protect against vehicles and other threats that come over the ground, chain link fences are relatively easy to climb over. Ornamental steel fences, on the other hand, do not provide footholds, and are thus difficult to scale. Chain links are therefore more limited in the type of protection they provide, though you can make them somewhat more secure by making the spaces between links smaller.
While protecting your property yields significant savings, you must make sure that the cost of security does not exceed the savings from it. In most applications, chain link fences are the most affordable, both in terms of material prices and the cost of installation. Ornamental fences vary in cost, but if you choose a steel one, it is likely to be more expensive than a chain link fence.
The type of fence you choose should be suited to the land around your property. Most commercial fences, including chain link ones, are best suited to flat, level areas. If you try to place one on ground that varies heavily in elevation, installation costs will be higher and there will be more potential problems with the fence. Ornamental steel fences, however, can be installed on virtually any type of ground with few issues. Thus, if your property is sloped or varied in elevation, it will likely be easier to use an ornamental steel fence.
In the battle of the chain link fence vs steel fence, do not ignore aesthetics. While it may seem like a minor factor, how your fence looks affects the value of your property, customer impressions, and a range of other important outcomes. Ornamental steel fences are generally considered to be more attractive than chain link ones, as the latter have a plain appearance. Ornamental fencing is also more versatile, giving you a wider range of aesthetic and practical options.
Whether you seek security, beauty, or cost-effectiveness, United Fence & Construction Co. has the barriers you need. For more information on the best type of fence to protect your Arkansas business, contact us by calling 501-222-1503 today.