The More Aluminum, The Better!
You can never have too much of a good thing when it comes to keeping your commercial property safe and secure with a strong aluminum fence.
The beauty of aluminum fences is the strong metal from which they are constructed. Aluminum is the way to go when it comes to a sturdy, indestructible fence. It is true that a basic residential fence can withstand extreme weather conditions and put up with a lot of wear and tear. Now imagine a thicker residential fence and the added protection extra aluminum could bring! Commercial fencing in aluminum is a superior option to any other type of fencing for a commercial or industrial property.
Your commercial property most likely holds bigger buildings than a house. Perhaps you have large amounts of inventory or even a whole building of apartments. To keep the property and everything on it as secure as possible, you will want added protection.
What if my property has a unique perimeter?
If the outline of your property happens to be on a steep hill or you want to fence in a curved area, there is no need to worry. Commercial fencing in aluminum comes in panels that are easy to install and can be worked around any perimeter. If your property includes any semi-circular lines, the posts can be attached with metal, powder coated swivel mounts so that your panels will slowly curve their way around the property as needed.
If your property includes any type of hill, there is a way around this as well with a racked fence. Some hills work best with the fence panels arranged similar to steps, with each panel looking a bit taller than the next. The alternative is to have each picket a bit taller the next, making a more seamless slope to the top of the fence. Either way, the pickets and posts must always be erected straight up in the air and never at a slant.
What about my driveway gates?
Your driveway gates and any entryway can also be made with the commercial fencing in aluminum. Since this grading of aluminum is thicker and tougher than residential fencing, it is important to keep this quality of material throughout your entire property. As you know, the entry points to your property are the most vulnerable to outsiders. To keep your property as safe as possible, it is necessary to have incredibly strong gates.
Is there more upkeep with commercial aluminum fencing?
This is where commercial, residential and even industrial fencing are all similar: there is minimal upkeep needed! The powder coating on aluminum fencing helps keep the metal sealed from the elements. Aluminum fencing will not rust the way iron will, and it requires very little effort on your part. It is recommended that you rinse down your fence with fresh water and some mild detergent every so often after a particularly nasty winter to wash away the salt from de-icing the roads. Similarly, if you live near the ocean, it is ideal to do this so the salt in the air does not create any damaging effects to your fence.
It is up to you to decide what is best for your commercial property. By arming yourself with information about all of the fencing choices available, you will make the best decision for your unique situation.