If you are thinking about getting a fence for your home or business, then you want to be sure you think everything through and make sure the fence is going to be a good addition to your property and not turn into a hindrance. Whether you are considering security fencing for your home or business, you want to ask yourself these questions.
Will people have a problem parking?
If installing a fence around your yard is going to leave those who visit your home nowhere to park, due to limited street parking, then you want to consider only fencing in a portion of your yard while leaving the driveway open for them to continue using when they visit.
If you are thinking of having a fence installed around your business, then you want to make sure you aren't going to cause your customers to drive right by you and go somewhere else that offers them easier parking. One option may be to have the parking lot entrance fenced in with a large gate on rollers, so you can roll it open during business hours, then secure the property during the hours you are closed. Or, you can also consider having an automatic gate installed and your customers can buzz at the gate, for you to press a button that opens the gate so they can then drive in and park.
Will you be protecting your property?
You want to make sure that you are protecting your property when you have that fence installed around your home or business. If you go with a chain link or wrought iron fence, then you will be making it harder for trespassers to come on the property without being seen by others, who can then call the criminal activity in. However, if you install a solid wood fence, then all you are doing is allowing criminals to be blocked from the view of others while they take their time breaking into your home or business. This is why choosing the right type of fence is so important.
Will you be within your rights?
If you live in an area where there is an HOA in place, or you rent the property where your company is housed, then you need to do some checking into having a fence installed and make sure you are able to. Talk to the HOA or to your landlord and make sure you get approval in writing stating that you have their permission to install the fence. This way, you won't be told you can't have a fence after you have put time and money into installing a fence with only a verbal okay that they can then take back should they decide to do so.