The Benefits of Having Commercial Chain Link Fencing for Your Business

When choosing a fencing material for your business, you have a lot of options. Chain link is one of the most common fencing material options, with a proven track record of reliability, durability, and affordability. It’s no wonder so many business owners use chain link fences to protect their assets! Here’s just a few of the reasons why we think a chain link fence is perfect for many businesses:

  • Chain link fences are secure

Chain link fences are strong, durable, and have been keeping out unwanted visitors for decades. Consider chain link if you have assets and equipment inside of your business or on your property that you want to keep secure and out of sticky fingers. For extra protection, opt for a tight mesh. (more…)

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Fence for Your Business

Your business is likely one of your largest and most precious assets. You’ve surely worked hard to build it from the ground up and regularly invest your time and money back into it to improve your products or services. Perhaps next up on your list of improvements is to install an attractive, yet secure commercial fence, like those we install at West Florida Fence in Tampa Bay. In this article, we’ll discuss how to choose the best commercial fence for your business.

Check all local regulations first

With so many commercial fencing options out there, it can be very overwhelming to decide what to choose. In our opinion, start by contacting your local building authority. There may be local regulations or codes in place that restrict what types of fencing or features you are allowed to have at your business location. If wooden fences aren’t allowed where you are, then there’s no reason to research them while shopping. You should also ask about any required permits for erecting a fence in your location. (more…)

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The Difference Between Vinyl and Composite Fencing

fencesWhen trying to decide on fencing material for your business, the choices can seem overwhelming. You need an option that is cost-effective, provides privacy AND security and matches your company aesthetic. Two of the most popular options today are vinyl fencing and composite fencing.

Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing is made from PVC material, the same kind that’s used in siding and flooring. (more…)

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Can You Hire an Unlicensed Fence Contractor in Florida?

All fencing contractors in Florida must be licensed. In Sarasota County, Building and Licensing Enforcement officials are required to ensure that all fencing contractors are licensed and issue citations for unlicensed work. Hiring an unlicensed contractor of any type in Florida can result in civil penalties, hefty fines, and liability for any damage caused by the contractor’s work. Not only is unlicensed and unpermitted construction illegal in Sarasota County, but it can also end up costing you much more than the contractor’s initial estimate. If you hire a fencing contractor without a license, you could be responsible for: Injuries An unlicensed contractor can sue you for the cost of the medical bills, missed work, and punitive damages if injured while working on your property’s fencing. This can add thousands of dollars to the project’s expenses, far surpassing the cost of hiring a reputable, licensed contractor. Liability for injury to any of the contractor’s assistants is also yours, as well as any injuries sustained by others because of the contractor’s negligence. Licensed contractors carry bonds, insurance, and worker’s compensation coverage to handle these situations; an unlicensed contractor is unlikely to have any of these safeguards in place. Damages An unlicensed contractor has no obligation to repair anything they damage, whether it belongs to you, your neighbor, or someone else. Damage to your own or neighboring properties due to the unlicensed contractor’s negligence will be your responsibility. Just like with injuries, damage claims can add thousands to your fencing project cost. Poor Quality Work If the work performed by an unlicensed contractor is subpar, it could actually decrease your property’s value. A leaning, unstable fence is a safety hazard that any potential buyer will have to pay to remove. No matter how much you spend on the fencing material, improper installation will ruin the project and can cost thousands to repair. If the contractor was unlicensed, you’ll have no recourse to get them to repair their shoddy work. Reporting an unlicensed contractor to Building & Licensing Enforcement will do no good since they do not possess a license to suspend or revoke. You can sue the contractor in civil court, but after the time and cost are considered, you may still end up in a hole. Hire a reputable, licensed fencing contractor from the beginning and save yourself from some serious headaches later on. At West Florida Fence, we are fully licensed, insured, and bonded as required by Sarasota County and Florida state law. We specialize in commercial fencing projects big and small. Call us at (813) 213-3297 today for a safe and attractive fencing solution for your business.All fencing contractors in Florida must be licensed. In Sarasota County, Building and Licensing Enforcement officials are required to ensure that all fencing contractors are licensed and issue citations for unlicensed work. Hiring an unlicensed contractor of any type in Florida can result in civil penalties, hefty fines, and liability for any damage caused by the contractor’s work. Not only is unlicensed and unpermitted construction illegal in Sarasota County, but it can also end up costing you much more than the contractor’s initial estimate. If you hire a fencing contractor without a license, you could be responsible for: (more…)

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4 Things To Consider Before Installing Fencing at Your Home

Building a fence in your yard can’t be done on a whim. It requires careful planning and consideration. 

Stories hit the news on a daily basis that tell of different homeowners, farmers, and commercial companies that built fences only to get in trouble from the local, state, or federal government due to improper fence placement, height, or construction. 

You don’t want all of your hard work to turn into a headache, so be sure to consider these factors before installing fencing at your home.  (more…)

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FPL Rodeo Solar

Previous Next FPL Rodeo Solar in Arcadia, Desoto County, FloridaPROJECT SUMMARY:Installation of 50,250 linear feet of 6’ High Chain Link Fence with 1’ of 3-Strand Barbwire. The 2.5” diameter line…

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Moccasin Substation

Previous Next Moccasin Substation in St. John’s County, FloridaPROJECT SUMMARY:Installation of 758 linear feet of 7’ high chain link fence with 1’ of 6-strand, V-shaped barbwire. FPL Fence specifications included…

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The Best Fence Types for Hurricane Season

Is this your first hurricane season in Florida? If so, you may just be realizing how damaging the high winds, even just from severe storms, can be to your fencing. Many Florida homeowners find themselves repairing their fence annually with more frequent replacements than other areas of the country.

If you want to protect yourself from future expensive fence repairs, your best bet is to go with one of these more sturdy fencing options.

Concrete posts

Concrete posts are the way to go in areas that can get very windy. The concrete gives your fence a lot more stability, and it’s harder for hurricanes or high winds to pull it down. (more…)

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