Fences serve a wide variety of purposes for homeowners. They are beautiful ways to add curb appeal and value to your home, a perfect method for keeping your kids and pets safe in the yard, and your first line of defense against potential intruders. If you are interested in a fence that seamlessly marries increased home security and beauty, you need a security fence from Hercules Fence of DC.
You Can See Out
Unlike a privacy fence, a great security fence allows you fantastic visibility of your yard and the surrounding area. A security fence should not provide a hiding place at any point on the perimeter. Places to hide mean making it easier to scale or stake out your property for potential thieves. Visibility is key to a good home security plan.
You Can’t Get Over It
A security fence should never be easy to climb over. Choose a fence that doesn’t provide a foothold, or that has additional security features at the top to prevent anyone from climbing over it. A good home security fence should be over 8 feet tall and be constructed of a sturdy material like wrought iron or aluminum. Horizontal rails should be minimized since they can make it easy to grab on and get a leg up. Consider putting spikes or barbed wire at the top of your fence, depending on your property’s location, for additional security.
You Can’t Get Through It
If it’s easy to get around the length of your security fence, it isn’t doing its job! Your security fence should be firmly anchored in the ground and encompass your entire yard. It should, again, be made of something that is not easy to break, cut, or get through. While chain link fences are easy to see through, the links are easy to cut with bolt cutters or wire cutters. Strong, resistant materials should always be chosen.
Ready for a Security Fence Perfect for Your Family?
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.