If you want to keep burglars away, it is important to secure your perimeter wall with an anti-climbing fence. At United Fence and Construction Company, we got you covered. Depending on the type of fence you have, it can be customized to make you feel secure at all times. An anti-climbing fence will give your fence a whole new look as you keep burglars away. Whatever your future plans are, the security of your home is paramount. You can enjoy countless benefits from an anti-climbing fence while also enjoying an uninterrupted life.
Why Invest in an Anti-Climbing Fence?
Anti-climbing fencing improves the security of your perimeter wall by ensuring that burglars cannot gain access to your property. An anti-climbing fence comes in various forms and designs that can be fitted on different types of walls to make it difficult for burglars to climb over. With a firm and properly fitted fence, it is easy to introduce anti-climbing fencing to enhance the security of your lot. If you are wondering what you can add on your fence to stop burglars, you might want to consider any of the four anti-climbing fence techniques discussed below.
For a wooden fence, introducing anti-climbing spikes can be a great option to help keep burglars away. Anti-climbing spikes are made of sharp metal spikes that are fitted to the top of your fence making it impossible for burglars to hold onto. Anyone wishing to climb over your fence will find it rather uncomfortable and even painful if they grab one of the spikes. This discourages anyone who may think about or actually attempt to climb over your fence. Anti-climbing spikes can also serve to prevent animals such as cats and foxes from entering your lot.
When using anti-climbing spikes, it is recommended that you put a notice on your fence warning people against potential injuries in case they try to climb it. Your warning should be clear and easy to understand in order to prevent any injuries that might arise from misinterpretation. You may also be required to seek approval from your local construction and planning authorities before installing anti-climbing spikes.
If you are concerned about the height of your fence, you can add trellis to make it stand taller. Adding trellis above your fence is a good way to keep burglars away as it makes it difficult for burglars to climb over.
Adding trellis to your fence not only keeps burglars away but also makes your fence look more attractive and unique. With trellis, you stand to enhance your property’s privacy, as the height prevents people from peeping through. Another benefit of trellis is that it doesn’t block any light from coming through to your yard. Trellis bars are light weight, which makes them prone to breaking. They also make a lot of noise as they break. This makes them an ideal solution for stopping burglars since the noise will alert you of any intruder.
It is important to consider the width of your trellis bars because if they are too thick, your fence becomes stronger. This will make it easier for burglars to climb over without it breaking. On the other hand, if the trellis bars are too thin, burglars can easily manipulate them and gain access. For maximum security, ensure that the trellis is of medium width and strongly fixed to prevent burglars from removing them.
Spinning Fence Toppers
If you are looking for an effective burglar-proof fence that is less hazardous, consider adding spinning fence toppers. A roller is placed at the top of your fence which rotates every time someone or something tries to get a hold of it. As a result, it becomes hard for burglars to hold onto your fence as they attempt to climb over. While some spinning fence toppers come with spikes and can cause injuries, some are just plain. If you choose spiked toppers, ensure that the height of your fence is not less than 2.4 meters to prevent injuries to innocent passers-by. Without spikes, the height of your fence should be 1.8 meters.
As with anti-climbing spikes, you should also include a warning sign informing people of the risk of injuries. You may also be required to seek legal approval from your local highways and planning authority before installing the spiky spinning toppers.
Wondering how anti-climbing paint works? Well, painting the top of your fence with this non-drying paint creates a slippery surface that is difficult for burglars to hold onto as they attempt to climb over your fence. The beauty of this burglar-proofing method is you can purchase the paint from a local retailer and do the painting by yourself. You just need to wear protective clothing as you paint in order to avoid staining your clothes and hands as you work.
You can also consult fence experts who can help you paint the top of your fence professionally to maximize your security. The anti-climbing paint is applied to the top of fences that are over 2.4 meters to avoid affecting innocent people as this can stain their clothing or any items they may be carrying. Just like spinning toppers and spiky fence tops, you may need to install warning signs to make people aware of the paint. Otherwise, you could be sued for ruining someone’s day.
As you go about your daily activities, you can be at peace knowing your home or business premise is highly guarded. Adding any of the anti-climbing fences discussed herein on your existing fence will offer you a reliable solution in stopping burglars. But most importantly, you need to ensure that your fence is strong enough and of reasonable height to keep burglars out. You also need to be sure there is no space under your fence to prevent burglars from crawling under.
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To learn more about anti-climbing fences, call United Fence and Construction Company at 501-213-3307. You can also contact us by filling out a simple form, and we will be glad to be of service.