Choosing The Right Material For Your Commercial Fence

21 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When you are a business owner, there are many decisions that you will need to make that help enhance the look and the security of your business. One such element is the fencing around your business. If you are looking to build a commercial fence, there are many material options available to you and the decision process can seem overwhelming. It does not have to be overwhelming, though. Get to know more about some of the commercial fence options available to you so you can be sure you make the best choice for your business. 

Chain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing is likely one of the most familiar types of fencing available for a commercial setting because it is also one of the most popular options for residential fencing. If you choose chain link fencing for your business, you will be making a very economical choice.

Chain link tends to be among the cheapest fencing options both in the cost of materials and in installation. This fencing material is also very low maintenance. It is resistant to pest damage and can withstand harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat or extreme cold without warping or otherwise having issues. 

However, security can be an issue with chain link fencing. Standard chain link fencing is between four and six feet tall which makes it easy to climb or scale. You can help remedy this issue by installing taller chain link fencing and/or by adding barbed wire on top of the fence to deter would-be climbers. 

Wood Fencing

One of the more stylish and traditional fencing options you could consider for your business is wood fencing. Wood fencing provides more of an aesthetic appeal than chain link fencing and can be quite versatile in nature. You could choose to build a security fence that adds privacy to your business space or you could go for more of a picket fence look with spaces between your fence panels. 

Wood fencing is a durable fencing material and when you use pre-treated lumber, it can be very resistant to moisture and other damage. One of the major issues with wood fencing is, of course, the fact that the wood will need to be resealed and treated regularly to keep it moisture- and pest-resistant. And even with these treatments, warping or other damage can occur over time. 

With these fencing options in mind, you can be sure that you choose the best possible option for you and your business.