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4 Reasons to Install Perimeter Fencing for Apartment Complexes


apartment complex with decorative iron fencing

Perimeter fencing has many benefits for apartment complexes. If you’re a property manager, investing in a high-quality fence and gate system installation can pay long-term dividends. Here are four reasons why you should install perimeter fencing around apartment complexes.


  1. Increased curb appeal. A fence can improve your apartment building’s overall appearance, especially if you choose one made from ornamental iron. An apartment complex with a high-quality fence gives potential tenants a positive first impression.

  2. Increased security. Property managers must ensure tenants feel safe in their homes. Perimeter fencing prevents trespassers from entering your property. A security fence helps protect your residents, their belongings and your assets.

  3. Increased safety. Fencing can help keep residents away from dangerous areas such as electricity transformers and gas connections. If your apartment has a pool, you’ll need to surround it with a fence that meets legal height and width requirements.

  4. Access control. Installing an automatic security gate gives you more control over who can enter the property. Telecom systems, key fobs, keypad codes or card systems allow residents in and keep unwanted visitors out. Moreover, data is stored about who entered and exited the premises and at what time so that you can investigate incidents and complaints more easily.


Types of Apartment Perimeter Fencing

There are several types of perimeter fencing you can choose from for your apartment complex.

  • Ornamental iron. A decorative iron fence will give your apartment complex the classic elegance your tenants love. Ornamental iron fencing will last many decades with proper maintenance.

  • Wood fence. A wood fence is more expensive than other types of perimeter fencing, but it’s more attractive and increases your property’s curb appeal. The downside is that wood fencing requires regular staining or painting to prevent rotting, cracking and pest infestations.

  • Vinyl fence. Vinyl fencing is a low-maintenance material that can be made to look like wood. Vinyl is weather and pest resistant, and it’s easy to clean. A vinyl fence can last up to 20 years.

  • Chain link fence. A chain link fence is inexpensive, easy to install and can last 20 to 30 years with little to no maintenance. You can make a chain link fence more attractive by using colourful privacy slats that also prevent people from peering into the property.


Fence Installation in Edmonton and Throughout Alberta

At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we manufacture, install and maintain perimeter fencing and can provide automated gate system installation for your apartment fencing project. We serve Alberta home and business owners in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Bonnyville, Fort McMurray and Red Deer. Contact us today to learn more about our products and get a quote.


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