Fence for a Day: 7 Situations to Consider Temporary Fencing

Fences come in numerous shapes, styles, and sizes. Most of the time when you consider investing in a fence, you likely look at fences that boast longevity and durability. But what about when you only need the fence for a short period of time?

Many of the same fencing companies that create long-lasting privacy and safety barriers for residential, commercial, or industrial clients also offer short-term fence options.

In this blog, we list seven of the most common situations where temporary fence rental proves more efficient and cost effective than any other barrier measures.

1. Carnivals, Concerts, or Fairs

In the summer months, few events generate as much excitement or revenue as carnivals, concerts, fairs, and similar outdoor affairs. However, in order for your event to stay profitable, you have to control how people go in and out.

Temporary fences work perfectly for entrance and exit barriers around fairgrounds.

2. Commercial Sites

As a manufacturing, heavy equipment, or other commercial business, your site’s security represents an important part of your business plan. For many business sites, a temporary fence offers adequate security and privacy, and it also provides a space for posting any legal notices.

3. Construction Sites

Safety is key in the construction industry. For this reason, most construction sites utilize a temporary barrier to keep animals, children, and the general public out of harm’s way.

A temporary fence around your site can also reduce the risk of material or equipment theft during longterm construction projects.

4. Entertainment on Private Property

Having guests over for a private party on your residential or business property? Depending on the type of party, you may want to consider erecting a temporary fence for the event.

This barrier can help parents keep track of small children, ensure that only invited guests attend, and provide an added layer of privacy.

5. Parades and Demonstrations

Large crowds of people can become difficult to control quickly, especially in emotional situations. Temporary fences may be used to link a parade route and reduce cross traffic while the floats are in motion.

Likewise, property owners or law enforcement may choose to erect crowd control barriers between demonstrators and passersby. This use of crowd control can diminish the chance of physical altercations during protests.

6. Trade Shows and Conventions

Outdoor trade shows and conventions often use simple temporary fencing solutions to protect exhibits and optimize participation. You can use fences to create barriers between your guests and any fragile or hazardous objects.

Additionally, fencing allows you to direct the flow of traffic and post useful signage, such as indicators pointing toward the nearest restrooms.

7. Work Sites in Extreme Conditions

Few factors disrupt new construction, renovation, or business like extreme weather conditions. While a temporary fence may not protect your site or equipment in a tornado, it can help reduce weather-related loss and damages.

For example, chain-link fencing with a built-in windscreen can provide a portable windbreak, while sandbags at the base of a fence can help control flood water.


Whether you are in charge of organizing a local festival or you have upcoming renovations on your home property, consider choosing temporary fencing. Discuss your needs, including length of time and purpose of the fence, with a fencing contractor to determine which kind of fence will work best.

Most fencing experts offer several types of temporary fences so you can find one that best suits your needs. For example, simple, end-to-end metal fence panels work for most concerts, but a construction site may require chain-link fencing anchored by concrete blocks.

In any of the situations listed above, consider a temporary fencing solution.

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