Important Things to Consider Before You Have a Fence Installed

DI-AluminumPutting up a fence around your residential property has lots of advantages, from increased security to clearer boundaries and safer containment for your kids and pets. However, before you go ahead and get one installed, there are a few things to consider.

Decide What You Want Your Fence to Do for You

Do you want a fence for privacy reasons? Does it need to look attractive or will it be purely for safety purposes? According to the president of the American Fence Association (AFA) the first thing homeowners should consider when installing new fencing is what you want to achieve from doing so. This in turn, will help you determine what type of fence you need, where it should go and ultimately, how much you’ll need to spend to achieve these goals. Continue reading

The Top Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Business More Secure

security-fence-1024x768If you own a business that requires to you to store lots of expensive products on site, you’ll know how potentially devastating a theft could be to your bottom line.  Although you may recover your losses via insurance, the potential damage to your reputation may be harder to fix, especially if you rely on customer goodwill or your reputation to do business.

The best way to combat such potential headaches is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Here are our top five tips for making your business less of a target: Continue reading

Why Investing in a Fence for Your House Can Make it Sell for More

Vinyl-Fence-Tampa-1024x768If you’re about to put your home on the market, you’ll know that when it comes to closing the deal, appearances are everything. Prospective buyers will be examining your house with an eagle-eye, taking in every last detail, and it’s important to ensure that they’re impressed by what they see!

According to research, most buyers make their mind up whether they want to buy a house or not within only a few seconds of arriving at the property. This means that a substantial part of their decision is made based on the exterior.

Is Your Home’s Exterior Looking Good?

There are a variety of things you can do to ensure that your home’s exterior is looking good. Repainting any cracked or peeling paintwork is imperative. So too is treating any parched, blistering woodwork. Fix any cracked paving slabs and make sure your front garden is well tended. Continue reading

Buying a Commercial Premise? Here’s How to Make Sure It is Secure

Verizon-Cantilever-Gate-cl-1024x768Moving into a new business premises is always an exciting prospect, particularly if it’s due to expansion. It’s a tangible sign that things are going well for your company and that you’re moving up in the world.

However, it’s regrettably also a signal to any thieves in the area that you’re a business to take interest in. And if your premises aren’t suitably well-protected, criminals will take advantage of the fact.

Top Ways to Protect Your Commercial Property

1) Fencing. The most powerful initial deterrent you can invest in is a fence. A strong, sturdy aluminum fence instantly sends a strong message to any thieves that you take your security seriously, plus it can also create an attractive feature around your premises! Continue reading

Which Type of Fence Should You Get for Your Pool Area?

Vinyl-Fence-Tampa-1024x768When it comes to fences, gates, and security enclosures, most Floridians have to decide which materials are best for specific areas of their home and yard. Because pool fencing serves a very practical and important purpose for homeowners, some may feel torn about which type of fencing best suits their needs.

Pool fences help keep people and pets away from your pool along with adding some security for people with small children running around the yard. When deciding which fence type is best for your needs, you have to consider if just a perimeter or privacy fence is enough, or if you also need an interior pool fence separate from the rest of the yard. Continue reading

Choosing the Best Fence for Your Home

dog fenceWhen it comes to fence installation, homeowners want to choose a fence that is the most visually appealing and one that complements their property. Whether you are looking for privacy fences, gates, or security enclosures, you may be torn as to what materials are best for your home.

The following are a few home designs matched up with the fence materials that one can choose for their fence project.

Victorian Or Neo-Colonial Style Homes

If you own a Victorian or neo-colonial style home, experts agree that wooden picket fences are the best choice aesthetically. If you like the look of wood but want to avoid the maintenance that is involved in keeping up with them, vinyl is great because it can be designed to look like wooden planks and is more durable in the long run.

Mid-Century Modern Or Contemporary Style Homes

For the more modern and contemporary look, corrugated metal or horizontal wood slat fences go best with the Continue reading

Proper Fence Maintenance to Repel Hazards

Wooden-Fence-smallWhen it comes to owning anything in life, the goal is to have it perform its job and last for a long period of time. For fences, without proper maintenance, Mother Nature can do damage to the supports and overall structure of the fence, which can lead to faster deterioration and unwanted hazards.

The following are a few things to be aware of when it comes to securing your fence. By looking out for these common hazards you can properly maintain your fence to assure it lasts as long as you want it to.

Protecting Fences From Natural Elements

Whatever type of material your fence is made up of—wood, aluminum, or vinyl—all materials can be broken down by natural events. Whether by humidity, rain, wind, or insects, your fence is constantly being bombarded by the elements. Continue reading

What to Do if a Neighbor Puts Up a Fence that Encroaches on Your Land

board-on-board-picture-framedThe state of Florida is home to over 19,000 livestock farms, including orange groves, sugarcane, cotton, and various other agricultural and livestock facilities. Because of the importance of these locations and the close proximity some share with each other, installing gates, security closures, and other fences to separate these lands is becoming more common.

Recently, conflicts between Florida’s rapid growth in population and commercial growth has shed some light on the rights and responsibilities of adjoining land owners, farmers, and other property owners. The legal aspects of fences in the area has taken significant importance, which leads to the question—if a neighbor builds a fence that encroaches on your land, what do you do about it? Continue reading

Scenarios Where a Security Enclosure is Important

Verizon-Cantilever-Gate-clMany different types of screens, gates, and panels fall under the category of security enclosures. They are found inside buildings like banks and outside complexes like storage facilities, and provide many different types of security depending on their purpose. Sometimes they are simply for privacy while other times they are to keep potential intruders away.

In Banks

Bank branches usually have a few employees who work within a security enclosure. People who work inside these are often loan officers or other employees who deal with sensitive information ideally kept private. The walls of these security enclosures are usually made of clear glass that is there simply to block noise from entering or exiting the room. This is especially useful when dealing with financial privacy. Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Different Fence Materials

security-fence-1024x768Buildings all over America have different kinds of fences installed for different purposes. Some are for security and are temporary while others are purely for looks and yet are permanent. When building a new fence, it is important to weigh the differences between the many available types and materials.

Aluminum

Aluminum fences are very sturdy and can be built very high, allowing for much security. They are usually permanent because they are heavy and need to be firmly rooted into the ground to stay in place. Gates attached to aluminum fences usually have an electronic security pad for added protection. Fences made from aluminum are a great option for pools and other semi-public areas that need security enclosures. Continue reading