Exploring Which Fence Type is Right for Your Business

From security and protection to aesthetics and functionality, a commercial fence is an easy upgrade to any business property. But with all the options available, choosing the best material for the job can be challenging.

Each fence type offers a unique set of advantages. Before making any decisions, it’s crucial to carefully review all your options and consider what features provide the most benefit to your business. This blog post covers popular commercial fence types and helps you gain confidence when deciding which is right for you.

Aluminum Fences

When you want to create a polished, professional appearance, aluminum fencing delivers. The material doesn’t rust and won’t require repainting or recoating every couple of years. Aside from their incredible durability, aluminum fences look high-end at an affordable price point.

Aluminum fences are available in several styles, colors, and heights, making them a versatile option for businesses looking to enhance their property’s curb appeal. And because aluminum is a recycled material, they’re also an eco-friendly choice for environmentally-conscious individuals.

Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences might not be the flashiest, but they are reliable. Because of their affordability and durability, chain-link fences remain one of the most popular choices for commercial properties. In addition, they’re highly customizable, allowing property owners to choose the exact specifications that fulfill their goals.

If choosing a low-maintenance material is at the top of your priority list, chain look is an excellent solution. What it lacks in privacy, chain link makes up for in practicality. Made of galvanized steel and also available with a coated black finish, this fencing type can last up to 20 years – nearly twice the duration of some other fencing types. You can even enhance aesthetic value and lifespan by adding a vinyl coating.

PVC (Vinyl) Fences

Privacy matters when installing a fence at a property like a residential complex, healthcare facility, or school. When privacy is the priority, PVC (also referred to as vinyl) fences are the solution you need. PVC fences are durable, easy to clean, and resistant to forms of decay you might experience with other fencing types.


We offer vinyl fences in a wide variety of styles and colors, but the customizability doesn’t stop there. Mills installs cutting-edge Greenwood, Trex and BuffTech privacy fences that mimic the look of real wood and stone minus maintenance requirements.

Wood Fences

Wood fences are a classic choice for commercial properties, offering a natural and timeless look. Property owners can choose their style—picket, privacy, or split rail — and fences can be stained or painted to fit flawlessly with their business’s exterior.

Wood fences provide excellent privacy, security, and aesthetics. However, regular maintenance, like cleaning, staining, and painting, is important to protect against the trifecta of wood enemies: rot, decay, and insect damage. Wood is a great solution for a dumpster or trash enclosure. Though wood fencing might require some TLC, it’s hard to beat natural beauty!

Consider a Gate for Added Security

Some businesses require an added layer of security to protect proprietary information or increase employee safety. By adding an electronic gate operator, you’ll have more control over who’s allowed into your facility. We can even provide remote access so you can let guests in on a case-by-case basis.

Mills Fence installs several types of industry-leading Lift Master gate operators and entry systems. Our experts can help you sort through your options and find the optimal solution for your situation.

Choose Mills Fence for Your Commercial Fence Installation Project

Choosing the right fence type is important, but choosing the right company for the job is essential to your lasting satisfaction. Mills Fence has decades of experience helping Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky business owners install fences that fit their needs, style preferences, and budget.

No matter your commercial property goals, the best fences start at Mills. Call 513-631-0333 (in Cincinnati) or 859-485-6655 (in Northern Kentucky) to speak with a team member today and request a free estimate, or contact us online for more information.