Advice and Tips on Maintaining Temporary Fence

Temporary fencing is a rental item, and unlike permanent fencing, it is the responsibility of the party who rented it to maintain it. Below are some helpful tips for maintaining your temporary fence to avoid any fees at the end of your rental.

 Temporary Fence Tips and Advice

  • During the warmer months, weeds are growing up around and through your chain link mesh. Pulling weeds out of the materials is almost impossible. In some cases, the renter is better off to simply dispose of the fence materials and charge the customer for damaged materials. Contractors should spray and mow around the fence while it is installed. This will also improve visibility and discourage potential thieves from hiding in the tall grasses.
  • Fence materials removed for access need to be stored and accounted for onsite. Contractors are always removing and relocating temporary fencing. Be sure to not let the materials leave the site. It may be convenient to move a couple panels to another site, but it can also be very costly. Rental firms do track the quantities installed and will bill you full retail price for any missing items.
  • Temporary fence panel stands are typically weighed down with sand. Check each day to make sure those sand bags and blocks are still firmly placed to hold down the stand. Sand bags may bust open or blocks may slide off. Under even moderate winds, a weighted temporary fence panel installation will blow over like dominos if not weighted correctly. Not only would this leave your site vulnerable, but it may cause considerable damage to nearby property, passing pedestrians and parked cars.
  • Don’t bury any of your rental materials. Grading contractors will grade right up to and over temporary fencing. It is not easy to pull out these materials when buried. The fabric will almost surely need to be replaced as it does not spring back or stretch.

Temporary fence with American Fence logo plates and a temporary fence gate  opening up into a construction siteIt is important for you to know that while our temporary fencing is installed on your site, you are responsible for caring for it. If you are interested in any rental fence for an upcoming project, please contact us today for your free estimate.