How Commercial Fences Are Keeping People and Properties Safe & Secure

Business owners need to look for cost-effective ways to keep their employees, guests, and property safe. In light of recent acts of violence, the seriousness of increasing security at private and public businesses and other facilities should be a top priority.

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To help give you a better idea of how the right commercial fence installed by our Austin fence company could help your business, consider the following scenarios:

  • A new office complex is to break ground and start construction. To keep out people during construction and keep workers safe, a commercial fence can provide added protection. In addition, once the complex is finalized, the fence can remain in place to continue to provide added security.
  • Teenagers are hopping over a small fence around the community pool and using it after hours, creating safety concerns . The community HOA (homeowners’ association) could have a taller commercial fence installed to stop this problem.
  • The side of a restaurant is being tagged (spray painted) overnight, and the owner is getting tired of cleanup costs. Installing a fence around the perimeter of the property, along with a security gate that can be closed, could alleviate this issue.
  • A local manufacturing facility is noticing an increase in employee vehicle vandalism, especially during the overnight third shift. To keep vandals out, installing the right commercial fence with a security gate will help protect the employees’ vehicles.
  • A business owner notices the company dumpster is being filled with trash that is not its own. Installing a commercial fence and enclosure around the dumpster will prevent this from continuing.
  • Your customers are complaining they are being bothered by people walking by your outdoor patio at your restaurant. Installing a commercial privacy fence will remedy this problem and provide a private area for your customers to unwind, relax, and enjoy their meals without interruptions.
  • our business keeps being broken into, even though you have hired security guards, installed CCTV cameras, and set an alarm. Without a commercial fence around the property, there are just too many access points for robbers to gain entry to your building. Installing the right fence can keep robbers out and further supplement your other security measures.

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  • Your employees are complaining they can never find any parking in your parking lot. Upon further research, you discover non-employees are parking their vehicles in your lot because they don’t want to pay for parking. Installing a commercial fence with an automated security gate will keep out non-employees.
  • A local daycare wants to have a single point of access to the campus for non-students, vendors, and other visitors. Installing a commercial fence around the perimeter of the campus, along with security gates, can limit access and help keep students and staff safer.

As you can see, there are all sorts of different scenarios where the security of your business, property, employees, and guests can be affected without the added protection a commercial fence can bring.

To learn more about what commercial fence installation in Austin, TX and the surrounding areas would be best for your business or commercial property, please feel free to contact Barrier Fence at (512) 354-4409 today!

Seven Tips for Maintaining Your Ornamental Iron Fence

Iron fences in Austin are exposed to a variety of elements and temperatures year round. The hot Texas summers can cause dark colored fences to start fading, thanks to the bleaching properties of the sun’s UV rays. The protective coatings and paint on the fence can get scratches and nicks, exposing the bare metal, which can lead to rust.

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Fortunately, there are several things you can to maintain your iron fence and the charming beauty it adds to your home.

  1. Inspect the entire fence carefully at least once a year. Performing an annual inspection helps you identify potential problems and resolve them before your fence is damaged further. Do a walk around and look for missing caps, broken or bent hardware, signs of rust, and chips, nicks, and scratches where bare metal is exposed.
  2. Wash and wax your fence. You can use car wash soap to clean dust, dirt, bugs, and debris off the fence. After it is washed, you can apply a gel-type car wash wax to help provide an added layer of protection against the sun’s UV rays and fading. It is best to do this early in the spring before the hot summer days arrive.
  3. Cut back vegetation and vines from around the fence. Climbing vines and plants can look pretty when they intertwine with the fence. However, these things can slowly erode away the protective powder coat and paint protecting the metal against rust.
  4. Avoid getting the fence wet intentionally when sprinkling your yard. Make sure your sprinklers are set so they do not hit the fence. This added water remains on the fence longer and could help promote corrosion and rust.
  5. Address rust spots as soon as you find them. Rust spots mean the bare metal layer of the fence has been exposed to moisture and air. You will need to sand off the rust spots using sandpaper. Make sure they are completely removed. Wipe down the areas where there was rust to remove rust dust. Then touch up the spots by painting over them.

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  1. Paint faded fences to restore their vibrancy. If your black fence is now light gray or your white fence looks pale and dull, it is time to give your fence a fresh coat of paint. Make sure to fix and resolve any rust spots ahead of time. If the paint is peeling, cracking or bubbling in different areas, make sure to sand this area down to the bare metal to remove these types of imperfections.
  2. Replace bent, damaged, or rusting hardware. If you notice fasteners, gate openers, or other hardware on the fence that is in need of repair, it can be easier and faster to just replace it with compatible hardware.

If you are finding your ornamental iron fence is requiring more and more maintenance every year, it may be time to replace it with a new one. For fence repairs, replacement, and new installations, please feel free to contact Barrier Fence at (512) 354-4409 for a free fencing quote today