Commercial Fencing 101

Martin Fence Co. is dedicated to providing specialized access and complete fencing solutions to commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout South Florida. Benefits of commercial fencing include safety, aesthetic appeal, privacy, and enhanced security. Depending on aesthetic preferences and functional requirements, there is a diverse range of commercial fencing options available. Options include, vinyl, aluminum, steel, galvanized chain link and vinyl coated chain link fencing. Martin Fence Co. will help determine the appropriate type of specialized access system and fencing to fit your company’s needs.


Construction fences going up around White House for a long planned-renovation project


The White House will begin new construction this month to build a taller fence — part of a long-planned renovation project for increased security.

The existing fence will be replaced by an approximately 13-foot-tall barrier — almost double the current size — with wider and stronger fence posts. The new design will incorporate anti-climb intrusion detection technology, according to a National Park Service news release.

This project will cover the 18-acre White House complex and use more than 3,500 feet of steel fencing.




In June, a man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer and tried to jump over the fence outside the White House. The person was quickly arrested. A week earlier, the White House announced it was raising the fence height from 6 feet, 6 inches as part of $64 million construction project.



Construction began on July 8, with an approval by both the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission two years ago. The work should be completed by 2021.

Workers will begin construction in the northwest corner of the White House, along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then they will tackle the northeast corner of the White House complex.

The White House will remain visible for the public throughout the renovation, but pedestrians and cyclists should expect occasional, temporary closures in certain areas.


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Fencing Requirements in Tropical South Florida

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South Florida is a magnet for hurricanes and tropical storms. According to the National Weather Service, hurricane season spans for May 15th to November 30th. During season, whipping winds, torrential downpours and flying debris can pose a major threat to your home. Miami-Dade and Broward County  are considered a “high-velocity hurricane zone”. Homeowners in the zone are required to follow guidelines under the 2001 Florida Building Code when installing or repairing a fence. “Those replacing an entire fence, or 75 percent or more of the structure, must rebuild it to meet the 2001 code”, said Bill Dumbaugh, Broward’s chief structural code-compliance officer. For spot repairs, the 2001 standards do not apply if repairs are 25 percent or less of a fence’s total length. Palm Beach County is not considered a “high-velocity hurricane zone” and  therefore, homeowners are not required to adhere to the 2001 Fencing Code. 


2001 Fencing Code for Hurricane Zones 

  • Chain-link fence require a post every 10 feet
  • Size and weight of post increase for higher chain link fence
  • A 4-by-4-foot post every four feet for a 6-foot-high wooden fence
  • A post every five feet for a 5-foot-high wooden fence
  • A post every six feet for a 4-foot-high wooden fence


What are the best types on fencing for hurricanes? 


Galvanized chain link and aluminum or steel are the most hurricane resistant types of fence. Unlike wood, these fencing materials can withstand high winds, heavy rain and missile-like debris. Open links and panels allow wind to pass through without causing damage. Galvanized chain link and aluminum are water-resistant and offer maximum durability against the harshest of tropical weather conditions.


Since 1979, Martin Fence Co. has provided full service commercial, industrial and municipal fencing services throughout South Florida. Call us today for a free fence installation or repair estimate — 877 777 3212.

All you need to know about Fence Repair and Replacement


Martin Fence Co. has been building and repairing fences for over 40 years. Our clients know they can rely on us for professional fencing installation and repair.

Though fences usually last for years, a broken or damaged fence can be hazardous. As a home or business property owner, read on to answer some of your questions regarding fence repair.


Common causes of Fence Damage:



  • High winds or strong storms can damage fences


Vehicles and Equipment:

  • Fences can be damaged by vehicle and equipment accidents


Poor Maintenance & Vandalism:

  • Fencing should be maintained. To protect your property, any necessary repairs should be made when apparent. Vandalism is another common cause of fences getting damaged and requiring repair.


Is it time for Fence Repair?


Here are some signs that indicate it’s the time for you to fix your fence:


  • If your fence has been damaged by vehicles, fallen trees, or a major
  • If there are missing or broken pieces in the fencing.
  • The fence is leaning, sagging, or has any gaps or holes.


Repair Vs. Replacement:


Fence repair increases the longevity of the fence, reducing the need for fence replacement.

If the damage to your fence is beyond repair, replacing the entire fence may be the only solution available.

Fence repair is practical and cost-effective solution. All types of fencing and styles can be repaired. Martin Fence Co. specializes in these types of fence repair.

A Simple Guide to Fencing

Everyone likes options, and with fencing you have plenty! Nowadays, fencing is available in a wide variety of materials, heights, colors, and designs. Whether you are interested in a fence for privacy, containment or security, you can do so in style. The “right” type of fencing depends on many factors, such as purpose, functionality, appearance, and durability. Below is an introduction to the different types of fencing offered by Martin Fence Co. Call 561-848-2688 to let our experts help you choose the fence that is right for you!




1 – Galvanized Chain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing is constructed with steel wires that are woven together in a diamond shape pattern. A hot dipped galvanized steel fence is one that has been woven and run through a bath of molten zinc. The hot dipped galvanizing protects the steel from rust and corrosion due to atmospheric conditions. Hot dipped galvanized chain link fencing comes in a variety of sizes and gauges. This type of fencing can be used anywhere from your backyard to an industrial facility. Aside from being cost effective, a major advantage of chain link fencing is that it offers perimeter security and maximum visibility. 




2 – Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fencing 

Vinyl coated chain link fencing is comparable to galvanized chain link fencing. Both are constructed with woven steel wires and galvanized for protection against rust and corrosion. A vinyl coated chain link fence offers a variety of heights and colors to allow for more choice in landscape design. Vinyl coated fencing is an affordable option for a variety of residential and commercial uses. 




3 – Ornamental Aluminum or Steel Fencing

Ornamental aluminum fencing is commonly used to enclose swimming pools, contain pets and children, and define property lines.  This type of fencing offers a variety of size, color and style options for residential and commercial applications. Aluminum walk gates and driveway gates can be customized to enhance every property. Aluminum will not rust and is maintenance free. Martin Fence Co. offers superior powder coated aluminum and steel fencing products that are built to withstand the harshest conditions and made in the USA.


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4 – Vinyl Fencing (Picket, Privacy and Rail Ranch)

Vinyl or PVC fence is made of high-quality synthetic plastics that are extremely durable. When installed by Martin Fence Co., vinyl fence can last 20-30 years. Unlike a wooden fence, vinyl fencing is impervious to pests, dry rot, and damage due to tropical climate conditions. For this reason, vinyl fencing is a popular alternative to wood fencing among savvy homeowner. Style options include picket, privacy/semi-privacy, and rail ranch. These styles are available in a wide selection of rail sizes, colors, and decorative tops. Martin Fence Co. vinyl fencing products are guaranteed without defect and backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. 

Why is Vinyl Fencing Better Than Wood Fencing?


Vinyl or PVC fences have become increasingly popular since they were first introduced in the United States during the 1980s. While wood is still around, vinyl is quickly becoming the top pick among homeowners and businesses in search of a quality fencing solution for their property. Here are 4 main reasons why Martin Fence Co. chooses vinyl over wood.



Vinyl fencing is made of high-quality synthetic plastics or various recycled plastics, making it much more durable than wood. Not only does vinyl last longer than wood, but it also requires little to no maintenance. On average, wood fence have a life expectancy of 7-10 years while a vinyl fence can last 20-30 years. 


Unlike wood, Vinyl is impervious to the common perpetrators – termites, fungus, dry rot, and UV damage. This feature is one of the main reasons vinyl fencing last up to 3x longer than wood fence. Aside from Vinyl, very few wood fencing alternatives can stand long term exposure to South Florida’s tropical climate. Vinyl maintains structure and appearance in all types of climates (hot, cold, dry and wet) while wood is more susceptible to warping, cracking and fading under these weather conditions. 


Vinyl fencing comes available in a wide selection of styles, rail sizes, colors, and decorative tops. With vinyl you can turn your picket, privacy or rail ranch fence into more than just a barrier wall, it can be a reflection of your personal style. There is even a wood grain color option for those who enjoy the appearance of wood but are after the durability of vinyl.


Wood fencing has been known to attract insects, including termite colonies. These structural integrity of wood fence. Harm highly flammable and can put your family and home in a great deal of danger. Barbecues and fire pits can go downhill fast if flames come in contact with a wooden fence. On the other hand, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has been tested and proven to not burn easily and self extinguish if exposed to flames. For this obvious reason, vinyl fencing is a safer alternative to the traditional wooden fence.


Contact Martin Fence Co. for more information about your vinyl fencing options – (561) 848-2688.