Security fencing suppliers generally deal only with licensed contractors and commercial fencing dealers. This makes it very difficult for the homeowner to buy all of the components they need to erect, or repair their security fences.
When you have your fence installed it is a good idea to save the name and number of the installation professional that you used. Later if you have an issue with the fence or need to make repairs you can contact the installer to get them to help you make contact with the security fencing suppliers they originally purchased your fence components from.
It is important to buy the repair components from the security fencing suppliers that the original components were purchased from so that the replacement parts will fit properly with the existing materials. If you go to a different security fencing suppliers the repair pieces may look similar, but be just different enough that they will not be compatible with the existing fencing.
If you are attempting to do new construction of a fence and want the panel height to be six feet or greater you will need to call security fencing suppliers that handle fencing materials for commercial applications. You do not want to call a company that specializes in residential railings because the residential railings are not taller than four foot on average.
Commercial fencing is often taller than six foot because it is designed to keep people from being able to simply leap over the fence and gain access to the commercial property. Commercial security fencing suppliers will sometimes sell components to homeowners so you will simply have to ask what their policy on homeowner sales are.
The internet is an excellent way to gain access to suppliers of the many different types of fencing. By using the internet you can find all of the suppliers that are closely located to you and you can also find all of the ones that will sell to the homeowner and not just to the professional installers.
When shopping online for these materials you will need to pay close attention to the shipping methods that the company uses. You also want to pay close attention to the shipping rates. Sometimes the rates for shipping these items are so extreme that you can hire a professional cheaper.
You can ask contractors in your area if they will order your materials from their supplier and save you some shipping charges. Often the contractor will order your materials and charge you a small increase of five percent and have them shipped with their materials. This five percent charge is generally a lot less than the shipping charges.
Most homeowners find that having a professional install their materials is easier than rounding up all of the components and installing them. Most of the time the professional installation is not much more, or is possibly even cheaper than the homeowner buying the materials and doing their own labor. You have to call around for price quotes in your area.