Factors to Consider when Choosing a Fence to Secure Your Home

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Fence to Secure Your Home

When choosing a home fence for security purposes, there are some factors you will want to consider that differ from other fencing types.

Adding a fence to your home is an excellent idea for a wide variety of reasons. Not only can it improve your privacy and home aesthetics, but it can increase the safety of you, your family and pets, and protect your home from a variety of threats and nuisances. When choosing a home fence for security purposes, there are some factors you will want to consider that differ from other fencing types.

No Hiding Places

The most distinguishing factor between a security-focused fence and a privacy-focused fence is that a security fence can not block out the view. Privacy fences allow potential burglars or threats to be hidden once they’ve entered. While privacy fences can be significant in many situations, in a high-security case, they should be avoided.

Hard To Climb

When choosing a fence for security, there are several factors to consider. To start, ensure that your fence is tall enough that it is not easy to scale. Fences should be at least eight feet in height, potentially higher if possible. Not all homeowners associations or city regulations allow for a fence over eight feet, make sure to check with local rules before beginning installation. Last but not least, the top should be spiked or pointed. Having a spiked top, or installing razor wire on flat fence tops, will discourage most potential threats from trying to cross your fence.

Difficult to Bypass

No matter how tall or well defended the top of your fence is, if there are easily exploitable weak points it’s not working to its full potential. As you plan your security fence be sure that it is fully secured to the ground with concrete so that burglars can not pass under it. It also should be from materials that can not be cut through and you will need to ensure that any gates are just as secure as the rest of the fence. When you choose a security fence with these factors in mind, you’ll be ensuring that your home and property are adequately protected.

Choose Hercules High Security to Protect Your Property

Whether you need White House-level security fencing, or you need the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. Our professionals are ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to Richmond Virginia. We have branch offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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