Are you considering having a chain wire fence installed on your residential property? Although chain wire fences are inexpensive and simple to install, some homeowners have misgivings about their appearance or the level of security they can offer. However, while these are valid concerns, chain wire fences can offer your property a variety of security and safety benefits.
If you are thinking about installing a chain wire fence on your property, you'll be happy to know that a chain wire fence can offer the following security and safety benefits.
Woodborers Can't Destroy a Chain Wire Fence
Fencing in Australia faces many unique challenges. One such challenge comes in the form of woodborers, such as woodworms and, of course, termites. Termites can destroy a piece of wood in about 5 months. Just imagine the damage they can cause to a wooden fence in 12 months then. Just one damaged panel can compromise the beauty and security of a wooden fence.
However, because chain wire fences are usually composed of galvanized steel, termites and other wood-boring insects show no interest in them. This will be a great help, because termites won't be attracted to your yard by a delicious wooden perimeter, so your house won't be next on the menu.
Would-Be Burglars Will Have Nowhere to Hide
Although tall wooden or stone fences can offer you privacy and security, unfortunately, they also offer intelligent intruders the same benefits. Security experts often state that you can deter burglars by removing their hiding places. A tall, solid fence gives a burglar somewhere to hide while they creep on your home.
Chain wire fencing, on the other hand, gives you and your neighbours full view of your property and the land around it. As such, burglars won't be able to sneak into your property without being seen. In addition, if you have added other security measures, such as cameras and signs, would-be thieves will be able to see them clearly from outside your property.
Wild Weather Won't Bring a Chain Wire Fence Down
Another common risk in Australia comes in the form of severe weather, such as the storms that rage throughout the warm months of spring and summer. If your area is prone to severe weather and high winds, a chain wire fence, which lets the wind travel through it as opposed to against it, should have no problems staying upright.
Moreover, a chain wire fence will also let in more sunlight. This can help if your property is shaded by other buildings or nearby trees and you'd like to enjoy more of the sunshine during summer.
If your area is prone to termites, windy weather and burglars, the above benefits make installing a chain wire fence a wise decision. Contact fencing contractors in your area for additional information.