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how commercial and residential fencing differs

How Commercial and Residential Fencing Differs

how commercial and residential fencing differs

When you want privacy and security for your home or business, you need a fence. Only a fence will give you the protection you need and add value to your property at the same time. There are many things to consider when selecting a fence for your home or business, such as your budget, the type of material, and the size. To help you determine what kind you need for your property, take a look at some of the ways that commercial fencing and residential fencing projects differ.


When it comes to fencing, residential and commercial clients have very different needs. Homeowners are often looking for heightened security for their property while improving the aesthetics of their home. Commercial clients are often less concerned with the curb appeal of their properties and are primarily focused on adding more privacy and keeping intruders from entering their grounds.


When it comes to the materials, commercial grade fencing differs from residential fencing in certain ways. Let’s look as vinyl as an example. Commercial grade vinyl is thicker and includes spines and ribbing for enhanced strength. It’s also made with higher concentrations of Titanium Oxide, more aluminum support and bracket systems to connect the rails. Looking at chain link fencing, commercial and industrial styles have larger posts and heavier wall pipe, and they offer additional features like barbwire for when security is really a priority.


It’s rare to find a home that has a fence that’s larger than 6 feet in height. Why is this? The main goal for homeowners is to keep peering eyes out, limit access of pests and people, and to separate their yard from their neighbour’s, so a 10-foot fence would be a little over the top. For a commercial property, it’s not uncommon to find high fences measuring 10 feet to offer the ultimate in security and protection.

Installation Time

As mentioned above, commercial fences are often tall and large. So it will, of course, take more time to install a commercial project as it does a residential one.


Commercial grade fencing is normally more expensive than residential fencing. The types of materials used and size often pushes up the price. However, it has a much longer lifespan, making it an excellent choice for residential homeowners who are looking for more strength and stability.

Whether you’re looking for a residential fence for your home or a commercial fence for business, our team at Ideal Fence can deliver. We specialize in all fence types and offer a variety of materials to service all of your needs. To learn more about our fences, contact us today!

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