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Building a business takes a lot of hard work, so keeping it safe and secure is of the utmost importance. Theft, burglary, and vandalism can be costly and time-consuming for any business, regardless of its size. The benefits of putting an industrial aluminum fence around your business are clear. Not only does it boost security and safety, but it is also aesthetically pleasing, while aluminum is a durable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance option. But did you know you could boost your business’s safety even further by adding expanded metal aluminum mesh to your industrial fence?

CLOSEUP PICTURE - Industrial Gate with expanded metal

What is expanded metal mesh?

Expanded metal is a type of mesh metal sheeting. It is an optional extra you can add on to your new aluminum gates or fences. The powder-coated mesh sheet is usually added to fence panels and gates to help increase safety. Practical and useful, it does not detract from the overall look of your new aluminum fencing, which still remains smart and sophisticated. Here are five reasons adding expanded metal mesh to your business’s fencing could help further boost security there.

It increases the strength of your fencing

While an aluminum fence alone is a strong and durable option, adding expanded metal aluminum sheeting will increase the overall strength of your fencing even more. Expanded metal is known for its strength, which is exactly what you want in an industrial fence. Strong fencing is simply more likely to keep intruders at bay.

It is climb-resistant

Adding expanded metal will make it harder for would-be intruders to scale the fence around your property. Unlike in a chain-link fence, the gaps in an expanded metal mesh sheet can be made so small (as small as ¼” to ¾”) that they are rendered too small for anyone to get a foot into to hoist themselves up. Often, the gaps are football-shaped.

It is difficult to cut

It is extremely difficult to cut through expanded metal, further boosting the safety and security of your business. The expanded metal sheeting also prevents people from being able to place their hands between aluminum bars while trying to gain access or pass tools or goods to other perpetrators.

It can increase privacy

Expanded metal manages to strike a tricky balance when it comes to visibility. It can increase privacy at a business by reducing visibility somewhat, but at the same time, it does not reduce visibility so much as to make a business appear unwelcoming. The business can still maintain an air of openness and appear welcoming to customers.

It is highly durable

Choosing to add aluminum expanded metal mesh to your aluminum fence means you will have a highly durable option that is sure to last for many years to come. Aluminum is not affected by corrosion or rust, and with its special powder coating, does not require any painting or costly maintenance. It simply will require washing with soapy water and a sponge once in a while to keep it looking good. You can also choose from a range of colors for your aluminum expanded metal mesh sheet so you can match your fencing or choose a look you feel best complements your business.