If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to experience a home break-in, no matter the degree of damage, the feeling of uneasiness can stay with you long after the event.
Learning the best deterrents to keep your home safe can help give you peace of mind. A simple place to start is to install a strong, high-quality fence. Here are some best fencing options to consider if security is your number one concern:
What Are The Qualities of A Secure Fence?
The most common quality of a secure fence is that it’s tall. Height offers an easy and well-proven hindrance to any type of intruder. In most cases, the higher the fence, the better.
However, it’s important to consider local zoning restrictions before installing a fence over 6 feet.
Pro tip: Find out the height limitations for your area before installing a tall fence or, better yet, check with a permitting authority!
2. No Open Entry Points
Gaping holes and other gaps big enough for a body can allow access to an intruder. Since a 10-foot steel wall isn’t very practical or appealing, keeping your fence repaired from damage can better deter unwanted visitors from getting into your yard.
Pro tip: Any access points on a fence should be securely locked and placed in a highly-visible location.
3. It’s Hard to Cut or Bend
If you already have a fence installed, it is essential to check how easily it can be cut or bent. Most materials will weather and become weaker over time, so know when to install a new fence. An old fence that can easily be torn through is an invitation to potential intruders.
What Fence Materials Offer The Best Security?
1. Ornamental Wrought Iron Fencing
Many homeowners cannot consider security alone, but also have to factor in possible homeowner’s associations when choosing a fence. That’s what makes wrought iron a popular choice. It offers all the necessary safety while adding a decorative design to your property.
2. Steel Fencing
This material fence will deter any intruder as it requires special tools to cut into it. Steel fences provide good visibility and need less maintenance than most wrought iron fences. We offer an extensive selection of Ornamental Steel options, perfect for style and security.
3. Chain Link Fencing
Chain link is the lowest on the list of security fences. They can be cut with bolt cutters or common tools like garden loppers, and their classic diamond-shaped gaps provide perfect footholds for climbing. So why even consider this option? For many, fence installation is a major financial investment, and this material boasts one of the lowest costs. If you are on a tight budget, a chain link fence is still better than no fence at all.
Maybe this has answered all your questions, and you are ready to move forward with installing a new fence, or you might have additional questions. At Accurate Fence, no matter where you stand, we have an expert team of fence installers that would love to help answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 770-985-3700!