Auto recycling, salvage, and collision repair are all big, growing industries. Demand for parts and service is increasing. Consumers are holding on to their cars longer because improvements in the economy and the jobs market are slower than expected.
With thousands of junkyard and body shop competitors, online after-market sellers, and almost 60 choices in Eastern Tennessee alone, you need to stand out. The exterior of your business, including fencing, is an element to include in your growth plan.
WHAT DOES PRIVACY FENCING PROVIDE?
Beyond privacy, fencing offers security, durability, and curb appeal. It protects your business and creates an image, two factors key to success. Ask these questions to help choose the right fence for your business.
HOW MUCH PRIVACY IS NEEDED?
Your community will likely have ordinances about the fencing needed around your salvage, junkyard or body shop business. In Knox County, for example, these types of businesses must be completely enclosed by opaque fencing between eight and 12 feet tall.
WHAT TYPE OF SECURITY DOES THE FENCING PROVIDE?
Your location will help you determine the level of security the fencing should provide. Remote locations, urban areas, or industrial parks may point toward fencing materials and fence heights that maximize security.
HOW DOES THE ENVIRONMENT AFFECT THE FENCING DURABILITY?
The climate around your business may wear out fencing over time. If you’re dealing with the Low Country’s humidity or operate in an area where the air has a high level of chemicals, then look for a more durable material.
HOW DOES THE FENCING AFFECT BUSINESS IMAGE?
Finally, think about what the exterior of your business ‘says’ to customers. Does it present your business as practical? Is it a friendly, home-town place? Is it a stable and long-lasting part of the community? Your answers will help you choose the best fence for your image.
PRIVACY FENCING OPTIONS
- Chain Link is a practical solution providing good security. Typically made from galvanized steel, chain link fencing is strong and lasting. The steel can be coated with weather resistant vinyl coating for greater durability. For additional privacy, plastic slats can be woven into the fencing.
- Aluminum is a great option for areas with harsher environments since it won’t rust. Aluminum fencing can be constructed in slats to deliver some light or in panels for complete privacy. Its durability suggests a steadfast business.
- Vinyl is an attractive and durable fencing material that won’t fade or rot over time. Designs from slats to full panels with flat or picket rails give you the flexibility to create styles from professional to homey.
- Wood adds a warm, rustic look to your business. Treated wood, stain, or paint increase wood’s durability, but some maintenance may be required. Like aluminum and vinyl, wood fencing slats can be spaced to meet your privacy needs.
LC Fence can help you choose the best privacy fencing for your auto recycling, salvage, or collision repair business.