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One of the first things that I did when I moved into my new home was start looking into my options for solar power. I’m a big believer in reducing dependence on natural resources that are unsustainable, and one of the best ways to do that is by using natural resources that are sustainable, like sunlight. I was thrilled to have my own home that I could customize with solar power. I found that there were all kinds of options for solar power besides those big clunky solar panels. I eventually settled on solar shingles for my roof, and I’m looking into solar powered windows, too. I started this blog to share more information about solar trends with people who are as interested in sustainable energy as I am. I hope to help you understand how contractors can help with these large projects!


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Purchased a Commercial Building for Your Business? Install a Security Fence & Gate

If you just purchased a commercial building for your business you need to do what you can to ensure it stays protected. One thing you can do is to install a security fence, along with a security gate. This will keep your business up and running so you do not lose customers. Keep reading to learn of different types of fences and gates.

Install a Fence

There are a variety of fencing options you have to choose from including the following:

Chain link: You will often see chain link fencing used for many businesses. This is because this fencing is not expensive and keeps your business secure. When choosing, make sure the height is tall enough that someone could not easily climb the fence. Ensure that the wires are thick and the mesh diamonds are small. This will keep someone from breaking through the fence.

Vinyl coated: This type of fence is chain link fencing that is coated with vinyl. This makes it durable and will last a long time. You can choose vinyl in a variety of colors.

Welded steel: This type of fence is made from non-galvanized steel that is welded together in sections. This fencing option does provide security but welded steel will rust if it is not properly maintained, such as painting the fence with rust proof paint.

Wrought iron: Wrought iron fencing is strong and durable but it is more expensive than other options. It does offer your business with aesthetic appeal, however.

Aluminum: Aluminum fencing is a good choice if your business is in a coastal area as it will handle the salt well. It stands up well to weather conditions, such as heavy rain, sleet, and snow.

Install a Security Gate

Along with the fencing you need to install a security gate. This will prevent unwanted people from entering your business. You can use the gate during the day, if you prefer. There are gates that you have to manually open and they can swing out or in. Some gates slide open and closed. These gates can be noisy, however, and you have to ensure there is no kind of debris on the tracks or it will not open.

Electronic gates are available that you can open and close with the push of a button or a remote. Put a keycard system next to the gate that your employees have to use before the gate will open to provide more security.

Overall, when deciding on a gate, the gate should match the type of fencing that you choose so consider this when making your choices.

Local commercial gate installation companies can go over the fencing options above, as well as others they likely have. They can also go over the types of security gates they have available, as well as how they work.