Tips For Installing A Decorative Commercial Fence
If you are a company that owns property in an area that has a lot of foot traffic and passersby, chances are good that you want to more solidly define the boundaries between where pedestrians are allowed to walk and your private property. However, you also likely don't want to ruin your reputation with the public by installing a huge, monolithic wall that people could deem less attractive. Instead, you will want to put up a decorative commercial fence as a gentle reminder that people need to respect your private property. Here are some tips for choosing a decorative commercial fence and getting it installed so that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
1. Choose a Fence That Meshes With the Aesthetics of the Area
Your first step is to choose a fence that meshes with the aesthetics of the area. You want to try to mimic the architecture of other buildings in the area in order to not reduce the overall aesthetic appeal of the area and to help your fence blend in. You don't want to aggressively protect your property if the infractions from pedestrians has been minor. You just want to provide a reminder about what space is private. If your community has zoning laws revolving fences, choosing a fence that will extend the look of the other buildings in the area will help you get zoning permission more quickly. Your best bet is to look at other private properties nearby that have fences and copy the types of fences that they have.
2. Determine What Level of Protection You Need
Your next step is to figure out the precise level of protection that you need. This is going to determine the height of your fence. For example, if your private property is regularly being mistaken as a public park due to the benches you've installed for the use of your employees, then you will need to make sure that you have a fence that is high enough to clearly mark your area and be difficult to climb over. This will force people seeking out a park to find the opening in the fence, such as a gate, that will make the distinction between your park and public property clear. A waist-high fence or slightly higher is in order.
If your issue is that dog owners allow their dogs to use your property as a restroom, you could potentially just get a fence that is high enough that it isn't easy for the majority of dogs in your area to jump over without thought. A thigh high fence is high enough.
If you need to perform tests outside and don't want the public seeing what you're doing, then you will need a fence that is above the heads of the average person in your area so that you can get an adequate level of protection.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in fencing.