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Types of Commercial Fencing and How to Choose

As a business owner or facilities manager, you need to keep your premises secure from intruders. But you also need to consider curb appeal and what “look” will convey the message you want to send to prospective customers and random passers-by.

Whether you’re installing commercial fencing for the first time, or you’re replacing an old fence, you’ll need to do some research to help you decide what type of fence material to use. We’ve put together some information to help you make an informed choice.

The most popular types of commercial fencing include:

  • Chain Link Fencing
  • Steel Ornamental Fencing
  • Vinyl Fencing
  • Trex® Fencing
  • Cedar Fence

Let’s look at the options a little more closely, and where they best fit in.

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fence is the most economical type of commercial fence there is. It’s one of the oldest types of fencing as well. But today’s chain link fence is not the dull grey fence you remember from the baseball diamond of your childhood.

Today’s chain link is available in several colors, thanks to vinyl coating technology. Black, green, brown, tan, and white are the most common colors. The vinyl coating not only improves the look of the fence, but it helps prevent rust. You can also add privacy slats to chain link if you need to block the view.

Chain link fence is most common in commercial and industrial applications where the curb appeal of the fence is not as important as security and economy. A chain link perimeter fence may also have razor wire on top as an added security measure to keep intruders out.

Steel Ornamental Fencing

On the opposite side of the spectrum, steel ornamental fencing is all about curb appeal. This low-maintenance fence is more expensive than chain link, but it gives off an upscale look. It allows people to see into your property, and for people on your property to see out.

It has the look of wrought iron, but is less expensive and doesn’t require the maintenance that wrought iron does. Steel ornamental fencing is powder coated, resists rust, and comes in a wide variety of styles. It is also compatible with automatic gates.

Ornamental fencing is a good choice for restaurants with outdoor dining, hotels with outdoor pools, senior living communities, cemeteries, and golf courses, just to name a few locations.

Vinyl Fencing

While you can see through chain link and steel ornamental fencing, vinyl fencing very versatile. It’s typically a solid fence, but it’s also available in decorative, open-picket styles as well as post & rail styles. Available in a number of heights, it can be a low fence around a garden area, or a taller privacy fence that encloses an area you don’t wish to be visible to passersby.

You can also use vinyl privacy fence to block out an unpleasant view. For instance, an apartment complex with a view of train tracks might put a fence at the edge of a parking lot. This protects children and helps block the view and some of the noise as well.

Vinyl fencing is also low-maintenance and won’t rot or need repainting.

Trex® Fencing

Trex® Fencing is made by the same company that makes composite decking. It is eco-friendly fencing made from recycled wood and recycled plastic. Using Trex® fencing can contribute to your LEED points, as well. It has the look of a wood fence without the risk of rotting, warping, or splinters. It also never needs to be repainted. In addition, this fencing material has all of the benefits of a vinyl privacy fence without the carbon footprint.

While you might think of Trex® fencing as primarily a residential fence, it is very popular in commercial and government projects. It is also strong enough to withstand the high winds we can sometimes get in Colorado.

Cedar Fence

Last but not least is cedar fence. A cedar fence is several steps up from a pressure-treated lumber fence, and provides a rustic or modern look to your property, depending on the style of fence you chose. It can be low-maintenance if you choose to let it weather to its natural silvery-grey color. Otherwise, you will need to seal it every few years.

A cedar fence might be a good option for a resort, retreat, spa, farm market, or any commercial property looking for a more natural look.

Who We Serve

We provide commercial fencing installation for a wide variety of commercial clients, including, but not limited to:

  • Houses of Worship
  • Daycares
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Retail
  • Hotels and Retreat Centers
  • Senior Living Communities
  • Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs)
  • Restaurants
  • Golf Courses
  • Country Clubs
  • Public and Private Pools
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial Complexes
  • Healthcare
  • Government

We’ll work with your team to help you select the best fencing products for your needs. If you hire us, you’ll have one point of contact and be ensured a quality fence installation.

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Whether you need a new fence for your industrial complex, senior living community, or industrial facility, we can help. Just contact us and let us know what you need, and we’ll schedule an on-site visit to give you a detailed quote. We offer new fence installation as well as fence repair services you can count on.

We proudly serve commercial clients in the Denver metro area, including Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, and surrounding areas.