I was driving around Joburg the other day and noticed that there are actually so many different types of fencing out there, as someone looking to improve on their perimeter protection how can you choose between all the different types and functions? In this article, we are going to go through the different types of fencing and the benefits they each provide.
1. Palisade Fencing
Palisade fencing is a super sturdy fence, you will often find it around large properties such as your children’s school. The main benefits of palisade fencing are that it is anti-cut which helps in making it difficult for wrongdoers to break the fence with traditional tools, however, that is also one of the cons of palisade fencing; that it can be broken and the bars separated to allow for a small gap.
Another problem with palisade fencing is that it is not that difficult to climb, however, a fall could result in dire consequences. There are many more fences out there that make it more difficult for intruders to get over the gate. Palisade fences also do not have deep installation holes to make the fence impossible to topple. Overall, palisade fencing is not the most secure fence or even the best fence but it is an affordable fence for larger projects and serves its purpose: a highly durable fence.
2. Wrought Iron Fence
This is a very traditional fence usually found around farm areas, animal enclosures or the 1990s! The wonderful thing about wrought iron fences is that they are extremely durable and sturdy, however, do not provide much protection as they are used more to keep things in rather than out. Wrought iron fences can also last for decades as they are easily restored via hand-scraping and a quick paint job.
The problem with the wrought iron fences is usually the maintenance they require, although they may last for years; to keep the rust off and keep the fence looking good is will require regular maintenance. Overall, wrought iron fences are perfect from an aesthetic point of view and to keep your small animals in-door, otherwise, if you are looking for maximum perimeter protection there are better solutions.
3. Vinyl Fences
Vinyl fences are a very attractive form of fencing for most home-owners. Vinyl fences come in a wide variety of sizes and different colours. Vinyl fences can often suffer from mildew problems but are generally very easy to maintain and keep clean. Repairs can sometimes, however, be a bit of a nightmare as it is not as easy as just finding a replacement piece of wood and painting over it, that piece of vinyl needs to be replaced.
Viny fences provide virtually no security besides being a high wall to climb, however, in South Africa that is not a valid solution. Overall Vinyl fences do not have any extra uses besides looking good and easy to maintain. If you have any questions about Vinyl fencing do not hesitate to contact the Perimifence team for any information.
4. Clear View(Vu) Fencing
This is Perimifence’s signature fence, clear view fencing is an all in one solution as it provides a great visual aesthetic, can come in any colour you desire as well as has a variety of different security additions. The benefits of clear view are that it is anti-cut, anti-climb and CCTV optimised, the clear view is also installed with a 3-meter deep pocket for our panels to be installed on, not allowing for anyone or anything to brute force their way through.
We have no problem saying that clear view fence is the most secure form of perimeter fencing one can hope to have, the mere fact that we can add additional options such as multi/maxi spikes, electric fencing as well as security gates makes this our pick of the lot. There are also a variety of different finishing options with clear view fencing, from galvanised to fusion bond options which all help maintain the fence. Our products are supplied all over Africa and we provide a 10-year warranty on our fencing panels. For more information give Perimifence a call.
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The Perimifence Team!