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What You Should Know About a Security Fence for Your Building

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Picture of a Fence Avoid Damage and Protect Your Building with a Security Fence.

In the aftermath of a commercial fire, there will be several issues that require your immediate attention. There will be damage from the blaze itself as well as the effects of smoke and soot. There will likely be damage due to the water used to extinguish the fire.

Not only do you need to assess the full extent of the destruction, but you’ll also need to consider the condition of your building, cleanup efforts, and filing an insurance claim. The good news is that you can hire a professional to conduct fire damage assessment and restoration for your property in Bath, NC. As you’re figuring things out, you should consider installing a security fence around your building.

Considerations for Damage Security With Fencing

Fire damage may leave your building exposed to outdoor elements and unsecured. A security fence helps guard against looting and vandalism during the repair and reconstruction process. Here’s what you should know about installing a fence.

Fence Features:

You need a fence that is difficult to scale and cannot be easily bypassed. It also should not be easy for a burglar or vandal to hide.


What material is the fence composed of and how does it serve your security needs? A chain-link fence provides great visibility, but it may be easier to climb than a wooden fence.


Your fence’s height should be effective for security. Depending on the extent of the destruction, the fence may conceal the fact that your building’s security is compromised.


Consider access points that facilitate access for professional cleaning, repair, reconstruction, and other work as necessary.


This may be at the bottom list of your concerns, especially if the fence is a temporary measure until your property is restored to pre-damage conditions.

Other Fencing Considerations

If the source of the fire was external, you may need to consider a fence that offers security but is also fire-resistant. Wildfires and proximity to other buildings require you to factor in the following for your solution:


Because a fire-resistant fence is also a defense against external combustion, it should be located close enough to your building to be effective. This could impact access.


Fence materials should be non-combustible.


The accumulation of flammable materials such as deadfalls, small twigs, pine needles etc. near the base of your fence may increase the chance of flames spreading to your property.

A fencing solution should factor in your immediate security needs as well as the source of the fire and the potential for another blaze.

DIY or Professional

When it comes to fence installation, you have choices; however, when the security of your property is the main goal, it’s better to hire a professional. Experienced installers should complete the work properly, avoiding mistakes that compromise the fence’s purpose or leads to costly repairs. These pros also know how to build your fence without damaging underground utilities.

While you never hope to experience any fire damage to your property, it’s a good idea to think comprehensively about the potential aftermath in advance. This includes knowing who to call for cleanup, understanding what your insurance covers, and installing a security fence either on a temporary or permanent basis.

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