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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A Fence Conflict between a Ranch and the Government

35064536 - ranch fence row countryside rural california mt shastaAs many fence owners learn the hard way, the first and most important step to building a fence is utilizing the proper resources to ensure that the fence will be built in an appropriate location. Homeowners in neighborhoods with close boundaries often struggle with this and are forced to strip away fences to meet proper codes, but it turns out that even ranch owners with hundreds of acres of land are even guilty of crossing boundaries.

Wilks Ranch Montana Ltd.

Wilks Ranch Montana Ltd. owns five commercial ranches in five states, including Montana’s historic N Bar Ranch. It is Wilks Ranches’ goal to improve Angus bloodlines with each new calf crop, a goal that they work toward on over half a million acres of ranch land. (more…)

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How to Build Fencing Secure Enough for Airports

fence airportMost people think of airport security as the long lines leading to metal detectors, body scanners, and x-ray machines used to carefully search for explosives and dangerous weapons on passengers and in luggage headed for an airplane. However, there is much more to airport security than meets the eye. Perimeter security fencing, for example, is vital to preventing people from sneaking onto airport runways or boarding planes without completing the proper clearances. The Associated Press and other news organizations have been busy revealing just how inefficient some airport perimeter fencing is, and how those security gaps have placed passengers at risk.

The Existing Problem

Not too long ago, the Associated Press published an article detailing the security breaches at airports around the country via inefficient perimeter fencing. Breaches occur as much as once every 10 days, with some incidences leading to intruders getting deep into secure areas before being caught. One man in Chicago went so far as to toss his bike over a fence at O’Hare airport and ride into a passenger terminal. (more…)

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Top Commercial Fence Uses

perimeter-fenceJust as fences are extremely popular in neighborhoods for families looking to maintain their property lines and privacy while adding to their curb appeal, fences also enjoy extensive use in the commercial world. From restaurants and theme parks to airports and construction sites, fences serve many integral purposes.

Add a Flash of Elegance

Restaurants, hotels, and other tourist attractions utilize fences not just for their purposes of practicality but also for the aesthetic appeal and elegance they lend to the surrounding environment. (more…)

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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! (more…)

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What Type of Fence is Best for Dog Containment?

dog fenceIn the 1950s and 60s, pet owners did not think about containing their four-legged friends. Dogs socialized, loved children and it was no big deal to see your neighbor’s dog in your yard. However, times have changed, and so has what is considered proper canine care. This includes the need for proper containment.

One of the biggest challenges that dog owners face is finding a fence that is actually affordable for their pets. Unless the house you live in already has an adequate fencing system, this can be quite a large investment. This means that you need to consider the options carefully.

If you simply need to install a fence that will prevent your pooch from roaming, then chain link will be adequate. However, if you also want to install a fence that will protect your dog from any unwanted attention from humans, dogs or other animals, then you may need something more.

The fact is that no matter the type of fence that you have, it is important that it fulfills the responsibility of keeping your dog contained. This generally means a fence that is at least six foot high, to ensure that climbers and jumpers will not be able to get over. (more…)

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The Benefits of a Commercial Fence Explored

dumpster-enclosureInstalling a commercial fence is never a bad idea. If you have a commercial enterprise, safeguarding the physical property where it – or a portion of it – is based is a smart move. You can’t let criminals, burglars, vandals, trespassers, and the homeless purposefully, accidentally, or haphazardly do damage to your property or assets. Let’s look at some of the benefits of this wise investment. (more…)

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Security Fencing: What Does Your Business Really Need?

Over the past few weeks, news programs have been full of stories about security breaches at the White House. For the most part, each of these tales starts with an individual somehow scaling the White House fence – and that’s with added security cameras and Secret Service staff on guard at all times.

The good news is that while your home or business probably isn’t housing top-secret government information (or the most powerful man in the country), what you do have in your office or warehouse is incredibly valuable and could make or break your own business. (more…)

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What are Some of the Benefits of Adding a Fence to Your Commercial Property?

Verizon-Cantilever-Gate-clEven though there are a lot of benefits that businesses and companies get when they install commercial fences, the top three benefits are:

  • Privacy – Depending on the kind of business and where it is located, privacy could be a serious issue. For a company, especially, the type of fence and appearance, as well as the installation quality, should be just as important a factor as privacy itself. Always use an experienced and licensed commercial fence professional when you’re thinking about putting in a commercial fence.
  • Appearance – While security and privacy are the two main reasons why so many companies will decide to have a fence installed, a lot of it is curb appeal. There are a lot of beautiful commercial fence options that will increase the property value of your home and keep your company safe – PVC vinyl is a very versatile option – and it doesn’t require much maintenance. Plus, it comes in a wide range of styles.
  • Security – For people who own businesses, security is the main reason to put in fencing around a business location. A chain-link fence is a nice start, but a more serious fence can offer some real security protection.


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Make Your Commercial Enclosure Aesthetically Appealing

Striking a balance between form and function is always a little tricky. As spring comes upon us once again, it’s time to take to the ballparks once more and enjoy the Great American Pastime – and there’s no more perfect example of form and function than a ballpark. From classics like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field to palaces such as the big new parks in New York and quirky locales such as AT&T Park in San Francisco – giant Coke bottle and all – a ballpark has to be functional, but unique and appealing to the eye.

The same holds true when you’re looking to purchase gates or fence material for your commercial enclosure. On the one hand, you have a very practical need concerning gates and commercial enclosure. (more…)

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