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Tampa, Florida Security Fence Options

A security fence keeps your home and property safe by deterring or delaying intruders. For a residential home, a typical privacy fence will more than likely be sufficient, especially if you live in a residential area that is quiet and has a low crime rate. For commercial and industrial properties it is most beneficial for business owners to install a metal structure that both deters thieves and makes the fence not easily scalable. These fences could include additional security measures such as razor wire and spikes. Metal and chain link fences provide the benefit of unobstructed visibility and the deterrence of would-be intruders.

We know, however, that no security fence is 100% secure. Given enough time, patience, and the right tools, an intruder can bypass even the toughest fence. The idea behind a security fence is to delay the intruder for as long as possible giving the property owner time to alert the authorities and receive help.

Here are three important considerations when choosing a Tampa, Florida security fence for your property:

Does the Fence Provide any Hiding Places?

When considering security fence materials and style, you should avoid solid panel fencing that restricts the view of the other side of the fence. You need to have a clear view of anyone that might be hanging around your property. Tall, solid fences provide hiding places for intruders and should be avoided if possible.

Is the Fence Easy to Climb?

An effective security fence should be difficult to climb. Consider a security fence that is at least 54” tall. The taller the fence, the harder it will be to climb and the better your security will be. Oftentimes, communities have ordinances that include height restrictions for residential fences. If you find this to be the case in your area, then installing spikes or points on the top of the fence will discourage potential intruders from climbing them. If you want horizontal rails as part of your fence design, make sure they are facing toward the inside of your property so the space between them doesn’t allow for easy climbing.

Is the Fence Hard to Breach?

Most break-ins are not planned and are typically motivated by the ease with which the property and home can be entered and exited. If your fence is installed specifically for security purposes, it will be ineffective if an intruder can easily go over, around, or under it. A good security fence like the ones installed by a professional Tampa, Florida fence company, like Elite Fence and Outdoor should; go around the entire perimeter of your property, be long lasting, secure in the ground, and will not be easy to cut. For added protection, you should also include driveway gates to ensure that no area is left weak or exposed.

Here are a couple of recommendations for effective security fences from Elite Fence and Outdoor:

1. Aluminum Fence

For many homeowners, neighborhood associations, and commercial properties, aluminum fencing is the number one choice for security fencing. It’s tough and intruder-resistant yet has great curb appeal. 

Low Maintenance, Pest and Weather Resistant

Aluminum fences are known to have the strength of wrought iron with the benefit of being a lighter-weight fencing material. Aluminum fences are a more affordable option than ornamental iron fencing and are built to last for a lifetime. Aluminum is resistant to inclement weather, wind, and insects and it won’t rot, rust, or deteriorate. Quality aluminum fencing is manufactured with a protective powder coating, making this metal fencing virtually indestructible and very low maintenance.

2. Chain Link Fence

Chain link fencing is quite effective at delaying entry to your property by intruders. However, a typical chain link’s diamond-shaped holes are nearly 3 inches wide, which makes it relatively easy for an intruder to gain a toe-hold and jump over the fence.

You may want to consider a smaller, tighter mesh which will make it a little more difficult to climb. There is also the option of selecting a heavier thickness and style of the galvanized steel wires on the fence. The standard 9 or 11-gauge steel wire can be easily cut with a hacksaw or bolt cutters for you may want to consider a heavier gauge wire to provide enhanced security and durability. Adding barbed or electrical wire to the top of your fence will boost security and definitely discourage any would-be intruder from attempting to scale the fence.  Choosing a taller fence height is also a good option for enhancing the security of your property. 

Overall, chain link fence is a great choice for homeowners who may be on a tight budget due to its lower cost.

Chain Link is Tough and Long-Lasting

Chain link fence is made of galvanized steel and cannot be destroyed by pests or its environment. There is also the added option of a protective black PVC coating which adds to the aesthetics of your fence as well as provides further protection and longevity.

Low-Maintenance Benefits of Chain Link Fence

Other than occasionally sweeping off leaves and cobwebs, there is little that you need to do to maintain a chain link fence. Chain link does not attract dirt and debris, and it never needs to be painted or stained. These benefits alone make chain link an excellent choice for commercial applications and homeowners who are not interested in adding to their ‘to-do’ list.

Work With a Reliable Tampa, Florida Fence Company!

If you are looking for the best quality Tampa, Florida security fence, then allow the experts at Elite Fence and Outdoor to help you start planning the details for your home or business project. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff is ready to answer all of your fencing questions!  You can call us at (813) 817-0392 or you can use our free online pricing tool on our website. We’re here to help with your security fence purchase and answer any questions you may have!

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High Security Fencing

Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A securely installed metal fence serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Our metal fences come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Top Quality Rails
We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last. Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.
Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Seamless Design

Our metal fence panels are fabricated through a welding technique that combines laser and fusion technology to create a virtually invisible structural connection at every picket to rail intersection. 

Our team’s expertly crafted construction is unmatched in strength and durability.

Powder-Coated Strength

All of our aluminum fences are coated inside and out. Our metal framework is subjected to a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash, followed by a duplex cathodic electrocoat system consisting of an epoxy primer, which significantly increases corrosion protection, and an acrylic topcoat, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

25 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty

The power of the outdoors has met its match. Composite is engineered to endure decades of foul weather and foot traffic…with the warranty coverage to prove it. 

With our 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty, you can rest assured that your backyard investment is well protected.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Versatile Infill Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a FenceTrac system you can pair their patented, durable U-channels with the infill that best fits your style. FenceTrac is designed to be used with nearly any type of rigid infill, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Metal Frame

FenceTrac comes in with a durable textured matte black powder coat finish consisting of a multi-stage process of industrial, weather-resistant finish. The sturdy metal frame creates a stronger, longer-lasting fence. FenceTrac’s metal frame is also compatible for fencing sloped grades with precision. 

Stronger Trac Channels

FenceTrac U-channels are manufactured from 18-ga. roll-formed galvanized steel for superior strength and durability. This system is built to be long-lasting and customizable to match any yard.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Modern, Sleek Design

FenceTrac’s revolutionary, innovative fence system features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. Not only are these fences long-lasting, but they are also highly customizable as well as fashionable.

Never Shrink, Warp, or Rot

PostMaster+ fences are designed for more than just presenting a seamless fence, it is an investment in peace of mind.

PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Withstands Up to 112 MpH Winds

Your PostMaster+ fence system can be configured to withstand up to 112 MpH winds.

Steel posts protect your investment from damaging wind while cedar offers protection from bugs, rot, and warping.

Hidden Posts

PostMaster+ is the only steel fence post on the market designed to be hidden from view.

Both sides of your fence will showcase beautiful cedar posts while the steel on the inside creates a durable, long-lasting fence.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defect.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years to come.

Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.