Protecting your commercial property and assets from theft or damage is at the top of the list for many businesses in Texas.  Installing an effective security fence will provide an additional layer of protection, which will provide peace of mind. There are a number of reasons why our customers choose a security fence from Texarkana Fence and we’re here to expert guidance when it comes to choosing the right fence for your business. In this article, we will share the most important qualities to consider when choosing a security fence. 

Texas Commercial Fence Options

While an attractive wood or vinyl privacy fence may meet the needs of a residence in a quiet neighborhood, it may not the best option for a commercial property. Security fencing adds a formidable border of protection that is designed to deter or delay a person who is intent on breaking into or damaging your property.  When considering the type of Texas commercial fence that will protect your property, it’s advisable to go with a metal structure that will deter thieves and make the fence unscalable. Metal and chain link fences are the best options for providing security and deterrence without reducing visibility. For an extra measure of security, you have the option of adding features like razor wire and spikes. 


Here are three things that a reliable fence installer in Texas like Texarkana Fence advises you to consider when purchasing a security fence:

Does the Fence Have any Concealed Areas?

It’s very important when choosing a security fence that you don’t pick a style that would allow space for an intruder to hide.  You want to avoid tall, solid panels that may obstruct the view of the opposite side of the fence. Choosing a metal fence will allow you to see if anyone is hanging around your property and give you time to get help before they breach the fence. 

Is the Fence Easy to Climb?

A good security fence is a tall security fence! Ideally, a security fence should be at least six feet tall.  Most city or county ordinances have strict regulations regarding the allowable height of a fence. A security fence should be intimidating to look at and difficult to climb. As well as the height, you also might want to consider adding a deterrent top to your metal fence. More on that later!

Is the Fence Easy to Breach?

A good perimeter security fence, like those installed by Texarkana Fence, will enclose your entire perimeter, be secured to the ground, be difficult to cut, and be made of long-lasting material. The majority of break-ins are opportunistic and a lot depends on how easily the business can be entered and exited. Adding a commercial gate system along with your fence will provide yet another level of security for your property. 

Which Fence Should You Choose?

Here are Texarkana Fence’s top choices for providing security and protection for your business or commercial property:

1. Aluminum Fencing

Aluminum fencing is a top contender when choosing security fencing. Not only is it long-lasting, low maintenance, and tough for intruders to breach, it is considered the most attractive option as well. Adding pointed or spiked tops to the fence makes it even more challenging to climb and scale.


As previously mentioned, an aluminum fence is your very best option for strength and longevity. Aluminum fences are strong but lightweight and much more affordable than their wrought iron counterparts.  Aluminum fencing holds up well against weather, wind, and insect damage and due to its protective powder coating, won’t rot, rust, or deteriorate. 


Aluminum fencing requires very little maintenance, which makes it a great choice for a busy business owner. It’s advisable to check the powder coating every so often and wipe the fence down with a damp cloth to keep it looking fresh and clean.

2. Chain Link Fence

Even though chain link fencing is a good security fence option due to its open visibility and height options, for you to ensure proper security, consider installing razor, barbed, or electric wire at the tops of the fence. The three-inch diamond-shaped holes in a chain link fence does enable an intruder to get a good foothold when climbing the fence, so choosing a smaller mesh pattern will make it much harder to scale. 


Chain link is made of galvanized steel which makes it long-lasting and durable. Chain link is very low maintenance, does not attract dirt and debris, will not rot, and never needs to be painted or stained. There is also the option of purchasing chain link with a protective PVC coating. This adds an extra layer of protection and is available in multiple colors. All of this makes chain link an excellent choice for those with large commercial properties and for those who are on a tighter budget due to its lower cost.

Texarkana Fence, Top-Rated Fence Installer in Texas, is Ready to Help Your Business!

Once you’ve decided to move forward with your Texas commercial fence project, let the experts at Texarkana Fence help you put together a plan for your design, purchase and installation. You can call us at (903) 306-1358, or you can Contact Us on our website. We’re here to help you and would be happy to answer any questions about your commercial fence project.