Certain fence types are made specially to serve specific situations. There are different types of fence that would work best depending on the situation, the property type, and even the location.
Among the special fence types is the guard rail. Essentially, it serves as a protective guarding to limit boundaries. This includes roadsides and even cliffsides. Primarily, this structure aims to augment safety and to prevent or mitigate the consequences of accidents.
A guard rail differs from average fences in many ways. Generally, all types of guard rails let more light through. In the context of roadsides, providing better visibility is an important safety feature.
The main role of guard rails in highways and other busy byways is it serves as an additional barrier. It is placed at the edge of the road, right where the property line starts to protect the things and people within the area.
Ideally, guard rails should be able to stop fast-moving vehicles essentially by absorbing their momentum. If the errant vehicle is quite heavy or is moving at great speeds, the guard rail may be damaged. However, this damage is nothing compared to the property damage and casualties that may potentially happen if there is no guard rail in place.
Due to the availability of vehicles and the ease of access to roads, traffic accidents became commonplace all over the country. It is as if you will never learn to be careful until it happens to you. Given how common road accidents are, there is almost no objection from property owners when they are advised to have guard rails installed.
A legitimate concern would be the cost. Fortunately, guard rails come in many types of material for every need and budget. There are three strand cables, wood, metal, and even concrete.
If you need a fence contractor for your guard rail needs in Ann Arbor, our number is 734-441-3554.