Privacy Options For Commercial Fencing

Although most businesses want to be highly visible to their clients, there are situations where privacy may also be needed. For example, fenced-in work and storage yards, disposal sites, and private outdoor employee work or break areas shouldn't be on full customer display. The following are some privacy options for a commercial fence.

Solid Fencing

Solid fencing is not used as often in commercial settings as chain link, but it does provide a viable option — particularly for smaller locations like outdoor break areas or around the dumpster and disposal station.


Wood fences are durable and cost-effective, making them a natural choice for many company budgets. You can choose the height of the wood to meet your needs. The main drawback with wood is that it does require some maintenance. Regular staining or painting to prevent the wood from being exposed is necessary or rot and decay can become an issue.


Vinyl provides much of the look of wood but without the need for any maintenance. Vinyl is more expensive than wood, but the lower maintenance level helps mitigate price concerns. Vinyl isn't suitable for areas prone to mechanical damages, such as around a busy work yard, because it can have holes punched in it from blunt trauma.

Chain-Link Fencing

Chain link is the preferred material for commercial fences because it is durable, cost-effective, and low-maintenance. Its main drawback is a lack of privacy, but there are options to remedy even this problem.

Privacy Slats

Privacy slats are vinyl slats that are designed to slide into the chain link to create a solid fencing option. You can find slats in any color, so it is easy to choose slats that will complement your building's exterior. There are even decorative ways to install them, such as horizontally, diagonally, vertically, or woven. For a more ornate look, you can even find slats that give your fence the appearance of a leafy green hedge or a bamboo wall.


Privacy screens snap on to a chain-link fence. Air can flow through the screens, but a person can't see through them. Much like slats, screens come in a variety of colors. Even better, you can have screens printed in the design of your choice. This means you can include your company name and logo, or an attractive mural that may appeal to your clientele.

Contact a commercial fencing contractor near you for more help.