When it comes to investing in a security fence for your home, you have a lot to think about. Protecting your house, belongings, and, most importantly, your loved ones means that you want a security fence you can rely on. However, many homeowners don’t know about the potential pitfalls that come with choosing a security fence. Here are some of the most common mistakes to be aware of.
Mistake 1: Disobeying Regulations
Getting a security fence for your home isn’t quite the same process as having one installed on a commercial or industrial property. In all likelihood, you will have different local regulations to deal with. Whether you have to comply with certain building code laws or a homeowner’s association, you should make sure that you research the specific requirements for your area to avoid running into trouble.
Mistake 2: No Anti-Climb Measures
It can be difficult to install a residential security fence that fits local regulations while also remaining effective in its design. For example, it’s very common to have height limits, like six feet maximum. Although a height limit is alright if you just want a privacy fence, it won’t be enough to prevent climbing. That’s why you should consider other anti-climb measures. You might not be able to go as extreme as razor wire, but adding ornamental spikes at the top of the fence will make it functional without ruining the curb appeal of your property.
Mistake 3: Forgetting a Gate
It may sound self-explanatory, but any good security fence needs an equally reliable gate. When you have a fence around your entire property, the gate will be the only point of entry. Any entrance and exit is usually the weakest place in your security because it has the most direct access. Make sure that your gate is just as durable as your fence, and that you have proper access control so that no one else can break-in.
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Whether you need a commercial or a high security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation everyday. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates!