The fence installed around your is one of the first things that people will notice when friends visit, potential buyers, or strangers looking to target a home. We know you want to install a fence that stands out from the rest. The fence should also be pleasingly attractive, but, more importantly, it should act as a deterrent to those looking for trouble. If you are a realtor and you are looking for clients to sell your home to, you will want to impress them with privacy they will be enjoying once they purchase your property. A poorly chosen fence or (worse) no fence offers very little security and privacy to a home. As a homeowner, you need to think critically about the security reasons for your need for the installation of a fence, even before the start of budgeting process for the fence.
When shopping for a security fence for your backyard, think see-through. You want to be able to see people on the other side of it. Unless you are building a fence to lower surrounding noise or you are looking for complete privacy, a chain-link or ornamental metal fence are the best fencing options for home security.
A chain-link fence with a secure bottom edge is one of the most secure ways to keep trespassers from sneaking under. You can do this by laying a pipe in cement or securing it with wires. The fact that the chain-link is open and not solid assures you nobody will be able to sneak around your property. While solid fences and walls seem secure, they are easier to climb and allow vandalism to occur. The fact that chain-link tends to be less solid meaning you will also be able to hear trespassers climbing long before you see them. Also, the most secure fence has very few horizontal rails. These railings can literally provide an intruder with “a leg up.”
An ornamental fence is a wonderful option for home security, too. They are not easily cut or compromised and include the option of decorative spiked tops. Homeowners may prefer this type of fence because it offers much more curb appeal than a chain link fence. They are usually more expensive than chain link fencing but gives the property owner all the benefits as chain link but with added elegance.
There are other security measures you can take to keep your home and family as safe as possible. While most homeowners are not looking for a fence that resembles a prison yard with, there are a few additional precautions such as secure gate latches and welded nuts and bolts to assure your property is safe year-round. As always, a security system with multiple features is always better than one. Adding a motion sensor light for example will give you plenty of visual aids in identifying would be trespassers.
Central Fence has over five decades of experience in helping keep families safe. Feel free to contact us today by phone, our online form, or via social media to see how we can offer that same help to you. We care about our customers and are happy to give you a free estimate. We pride ourselves in giving you the best customer service experience. So, give yourself some peace of mind by looking into a property fence today!