Security Gates for Your Home and Business

Whether you are looking to improve the safety of your home or business, security gates and fencing can give you a little more peace of mind. The benefits of installing commercial security gates and home security fencing can protect the safety of your family and your investments all through the installation of a few key units. Here are some of the benefits of investing in residential or commercial security gates.

Benefits of commercial security gates

For commercial lots, safety can be hard to maintain due to the large amount of traffic moving in and out of the lot on a daily and nightly basis, particularly during early morning shipments. While cameras can help track and deter some threats to your business, nothing acts as a better deterrent than commercial security

For commercial venues, a security gate can serve many purposes, from serving as a deterrent for unsolicited parking, to monitoring visitors and employees who enter and exit the building without the need for intensive security checks. Commercial security gates can be manual or electric, and provide a level of protection against the outside world. With the installation of an electric security gate you won’t have to worry about relying on a set of heavy metal gates to roll open every time someone clocks out. Commercial security gates can also give your business and the employees who work there a greater sense of safety by helping to keep any potential criminals or vandals off of your property, while still allowing welcomed visitors inside.

Home security fencing and gates

If you are looking at security for a residential lot, such as a large house or expansive property, a security gate can look stylish and be practical by keeping unwanted visitors, both animal and human, off of your property. gated-driveway

Beef Up Security

With a sturdy fence, thieves, vandals and crooks are less likely to target your home. Criminals prefer easy jobs, so make your property difficult to burglar with a good solid fence and gate. Your gate will need to lock from the inside. We’ll help you choose the latch or lock that’s right for you.

Add Style and Curb Appeal

There’s something impressive about a stylish gate that spans a drive. No matter what type of fence you have, we can add a gate that complements and enhances the style. Whether your fence is chain linkvinylwood or iron, we’ll attach a coordinating gate.

Keep Out Trespassers

An open drive is an invitation to all. If you have a long driveway some distance from your home, it can be difficult to control who comes onto your land. With a gate, there’s no question that your property is off limits to solicitors and strangers. Whether you post signs or not, a closed gate sends a message.Fence Replacement

Increase Your Home’s Value

Fences are an investment in your property. When you add a driveway gate to the mix, especially one that’s stylish and secure, you’ll increase the utility and value of any fence. If you’re planning to sell in the near future, consider the added appeal of a gate.

Make Life Easier

An automatic opener on a driveway gate can make your life easier. With the touch of a button, you can open and close the gate without having to get out of your vehicle. In rainy Portland, Oregon an automatic gate will keep you from having to run through the wind and wet.


Protect Your Kids and Pets

A fence with gates that lock gives you peace of mind. Your kids and pets need to get outside for exercise, play and fresh air. But without a fence, it’s hard to keep an eye on little ones. A flimsy gate makes it easy for kids and pets to leave the yard. Make sure your yard is protected with a quality fence and gates.

Your local Portland fencing company

If you are interested in learning more about how to have a security gate installed on a commercial or residential lot, contact Pacific Fence and Wire to find out how good fence installation makes good neighbors.

How to Measure Your Yard for a Fence

Check out this white picket fence. How to measure your yard for a fence.Before you can build a fence, you need to buy the materials. To get the right supplies, you need to measure your yard. If you’re building on your own, you’ll need to measure and plan carefully. If you’re hiring a fence company in Portland, they’ll do the measuring. But, you might want to make preliminary calculations before you call a fence builder. Measuring will guide you in setting a budget and help you communicate with the fencing company.

Here’s how to measure your yard for a fence:

Locate Property Lines

Do you know precisely where your property ends and your neighbor’s begins? You need to confirm the property lines. Don’t rely on a guess. If your fence goes up on the neighbor’s side of the line, it may need to come down. It’s an expensive mistake that happens more often than you’d think. Check county records or have a land surveyor take a look.

Look for Obstructions and Utility Lines

If you have trees or other permanent features, you’ll need to plan around them. Will the fence need to run near the features? In front of them? Behind them? You’ll also need to find underground utilities. These include gas, electric and cable lines. In Oregon and Washington, visit the Utility Notification Center or call 811. The center will notify someone come to your property and mark the location of utilities. It’s a free service.

How to Measure Your Yard for a Fence

Now that the prep work is complete, it’s time to start measuring.

  • Mark corners with a stake. The corners are where panels meet at a 90-degree angle.
  • Measure the perimeter of the area in feet. Use the stakes as a guide. The tape needs to be taut, so find a helper to make it easier.
  • Divide the perimeter by the size of the fence panels you plan to buy. Typical panel sizes range from six to eight feet. The resulting number will tell you how many units you’ll need to fence the area. If you’re building a custom or chain link fence, you can skip the division. The perimeter total is all you need.
Wood Fence

After taking a measurement of your yard, you’ll have a good idea of what to budget for the project. Plan on measuring again if you’re going to build the fence. Once you get into the nitty-gritty of building, you’ll want to mark the spot for each corner and line post. You’ll also run a string between the stakes. If you have slopes and curves to account for, you’ll need more detailed measurements.

Pacific Fence and Wire is a full-service fencing company in Oregon. We’d be happy to measure your yard, make an estimate and build a fence that adds beauty and value to your property. Contact us today to get started!

What Is Vinyl Fencing Made Of?

Vinyl fence on a residential property.There are all sorts of quality fencing options out there for homeowners. Vinyl fencing has become quite popular in the last few years because of its affordability and versatility. Vinyl fences come in an array of great colors, interesting textures and appealing styles. No matter what type fence you prefer, there will likely be something that matches your home. Here are some details about what vinyl fencing is made of and some of the benefits of using it.


Best fence types for a park

mini-mesh-chainlink (3)Community parks are a special place for families and individuals of all walks of life. Heading outside to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors is great for the mind and the body, so when planning a nice community park, it’s important to think of all facets of the project, including the fence. Municipalities and city builders looking to construct a community park have several different style options. Here are some basics:


How to Plan for Buying or Repairing a Fence

Wooden fence surrounding a home's backyard.The unusually cold winter in the Pacific Northwest has left many residents dreaming of longer, sunnier days where they can get outside and enjoy their beautiful yards. Winter can take a toll on the landscape of your yard, so if you’re looking to repair your fence or just completely replace it this spring, here are some tips on how to prepare for it.

Know what type of fence you need

The right fence will add to the existing beauty of your front or backyard. It will also add an extra level of protection to your property. Start researching which type of fencing materials you would like most and which types go with the overall style of your home.

If you need a fence that will be solely functional, cyclone or vinyl fences are good options. If you want something that adds privacy as well as beauty, wood fences are a great choice. A well-constructed fence will add value to your home.

Talk to your neighbors

Before you plan on replacing your fence, make sure you talk to the neighbors that your fence may impact. If the fence is on your property, you are within your rights to build the fence but communicating to them about the upcoming change is a nice thing to do. If the fence is on the border or your property and theirs, you may be able to come up with a compromise and maybe even split the cost on the project.  

While you’re talking with your neighbors, it’s a good idea to talk to your local HOA if you have one, to make sure you follow whatever guidelines are in place.

Determine your budget

A new fence is an investment, so before you make any decisions, it’s important to look at your budget and determine how much you can spend. Fence prices really depend on the type of material you get. Vinyl is a smart option because it requires little to no maintenance over the long run.

No matter what style of fence you prefer, our experienced team of fencing professionals at Pacific Fence and Wire can build a quality fence for your home quickly and efficiently, which means your yard will be ready for you to enjoy throughout the upcoming spring and summer months. If you can envision it, we can build it.

How to Keep Rabbits out of Your Garden

You’ve spent hours getting your garden planted. You’ve lovingly tended to it day after day. Your handiwork attracts the admiring looks of neighbors and passers-by. But if some of those glances come from rabbits, beware. You’ll need to protect your plants from these cute but hungry marauders.