Purchasing and installing a security fence is an investment in the safety and security of your business or home. And whether you’re looking to install a business security fence or a personal one at your residence, there are many options to choose and many brands to choose. Generally speaking, there are several different security fence designs, and each has pros and cons. The best fence for you will depend on your individual needs, but there are design possibilities to keep in mind.
If you have a lot of changing elevation, this may be the right design for you. The sections often have staggered elevation that follows the slope of the ground, and each section includes pickets. This type of fence is useful as a vehicle deterrent, and if the pickets are topped with spikes, they can deter climbing. The fence has greater strength and durability than chain link, has a more elegant look, and is quicker and easier to install. One significant drawback is that it does not offer privacy from outside view unless you pair it with shrubbery.
Tall Chain Link
Chain link fencing is often the go-to for security fences because it offers a versatile mix of durability and aesthetics. Chain link offers durability against some car collisions and projectiles. While chain link alone is not hard to climb and doesn’t offer privacy from view, it can be paired with a security screen that weaves through the links. This deters climbing and adds privacy. The biggest cons to this fencing type are that it won’t withstand head-on car collisions and that it can be difficult to repair or replace sections if the need arises.
Tightly Meshed Security
This fence tends to be very tall, so the height alone is often a deterrent to scaling, but the tightly meshed elements also help keep people from being able to climb it. That tight-knit design also helps to keep out objects, such as baseballs or golf balls but does nothing to offer privacy or sound dampening. The posts tend to be too far apart to protect against a head-on car collision totally, but the mesh design does spread out the impact force making it a very resilient fence.
This is the most industrial commercial option. Made from heavy gauge wire, it is difficult to tamper with or cut. The wire mesh tends to make climbing difficult and this type of fence is often topped with barbed wire to be even more anti-climb. These are solid, heavy fences that are durable against auto and object collision, but they often don’t offer much visual privacy or sound dampening.
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