When talking of security, one of the most important aspects is a good fence. This is the case whether you’re talking about private property, government property, commercial property, or just about anywhere else. Apart from keeping intruders out, many places require fences to keep animals (or maybe humans) inside. In the case of a prison, this is more about the security of the surrounding community than the security of the prison itself. As the old saying goes: “good fences make for good neighbors”.
For most of us, this is not a job we will do alone. Two people is a bare minimum. So, for most of us, we will end up hiring a contractor to do the work. When looking for an Ohio fence company, it can be an intimidating task to sort through a long list and find the best one. My advice is to ask around and look at the work that local companies have already done. That will give you a much more accurate assessment as to the quality of their work.
Of course, even when you hire someone to build your fence, you still have to figure out which kind is best for you. There are so many different kinds of fences that it would be a giant bore to go into them all here.
Your contractor should be able to provide you with a number of good options. My advice is to take a look at the area you are fencing off and what it will be used for. Think about what will happen in that fenced-in area. Think about what needs to be kept in and what needs to be kept out.
For instance, if you are fencing off a pen for small animals like rabbits, you would want to make sure to use small-link fencing and bury it. The holes in the fence must be too small for them to squeeze through, and burying it will ensure that they cannot easily dig under. On the other hand, if you are fencing off a secure government facility, you would naturally want fences that are as secure as possible. You would probably want A very high fence with razor wire on top, and it might even be electrified. But you certainly wouldn’t put a fence like this around a cow field!
Some contractors really aren’t very good. Some will skimp on supplies and materials so that they can keep the excess. In other words, they quote you a certain price for materials and then they actually pay less for those materials, keeping the excess as extra profit. This brings me to a little trick that I use to evaluate contractors.
First, call your local Lowe’s and ask them for some lumber, of the type that will be needed. See how cheap their cheapest lumber is. Then, see how cheap their most expensive lumber is. Write these numbers down and then start calling contractors. Realistically, their price estimates on materials should fall somewhere in between those two numbers. If not, they might be crooked.