What are the Dfferent Uses for Temporary Fencing?

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Temporary fencing is used for controlling the public at events, blocking off areas for safety purposes and restricting access to people for security reasons. Land owners may also rent a fence temporarily to place along their property line until they can build a more permanent structure. Types of temporary fencing used for these purposes vary widely in their weight, structure and material.

Portable, temporary fences used for high visibility markers, such as a bright orange variety that indicates the end of a safe skiing area, may be lightweight plastic and available in rolls to allow for easier transportation than panels. Heavy-duty steel temporary fencing panels may be used for security protection in military areas or at national conferences to keep the public and protesters out. Non-rusting finishes are often used on temporary fences to maintain their look in rainy or snowy weather.

Property line temporary fence types are usually used when a more permanent version will take a long time to build. Temporary fencing is also used for new homes with pools until a permanent fence can be built. Many areas have strict laws about swimming pools and fencing to help prevent child drowning accidents. In order to help prevent falls by both the public and construction workers, building sites often use temporary fences in dangerous areas such as on balconies that don't yet have railings or over doorways without stairway access.


At public events such as sports games, parades and festivals, temporary fencing is often used to contain different activities. For example, a petting zoo set up at a summer fair may be marked off with temporary fence panels to keep the animals contained inside the attraction as well as help parents keep a closer watch over their children to keep them from running off. Temporary fence enclosures may also be used as a guide for people to line up to enter the events or to buy tickets or snacks. During sporting events, temporary lines of fencing may be used to mark off different lengths of a large playing field.

Most fence provision companies carry a full line of different temporary fence products. They may focus on certain industries such as construction or may have a wide variety of client types. Temporary fencing companies often deliver and set up customer-ordered temporary fencing. When the contract is over, they also usually take it down and remove it from the customer's property.


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