Commercial fencing is an entirely different process from residential fence installations. Unlike home fencing, commercial properties need to cover a lot of ground and have certain practical features that can be complex to install. Many business owners do not realize what goes into fence installations and choose the first available contractor when they should contact a more experienced one.
Below are some of the most common mistakes business owners make during their fence installation, and how you can avoid them:
Choosing a fence contractor who only does residential properties
Commercial fencing requires an entirely different skill set from residential fencing. If you choose a fence contractor who has not done commercial fencing before, you are likely to run into several problems and delays on the job site. If you want the job done right the first time, choose a contractor who does commercial work in addition to residential projects.
Improper or incomplete planning before installation
With larger fencing installations, a great deal of planning must happen before you’re ready to lay down even the first fence post. You need to account for slope, property boundaries, underground utilities, landscape usage, and future plans for the property. Without an experienced contractor by your side, you may make miscalculations in your design that will cost you later.
Building a fence too tall for your zone
In Hillsborough County, most commercial fencing has a height limit of 8 feet, with special exemptions for certain facilities. You are also limited to the materials and security barriers you’re allowed to use. Before you start investing in supplies, you need to consult with your FloriFence contractor to ensure you’re making the right choices.
Not choosing the right gate
Commercial fence gates are critical to the operation of your facility. If your fence will enclose parking lots, you may want to invest in an automatic or rolling gate system for ease of access that can be secured at night. Commercial fence gates, in general, are built larger to ensure that vehicles and commercial equipment can move freely throughout the property. However, the exact style and features of your gate will be property-specific to maximize operational efficiency.
If you’re looking for a commercial fence specialist in Hillsborough County, call FloriFence today! We are happy to help you build a fence that will meet most of your stylistic goals and practical needs.