Answering All Your Questions About Temporary Fence

July 30, 2020

You’ve done the research. You think you know what you need. You’re ready to order temporary fence for the first time. Our team members are ready to answer all of your questions about temporary fence. We all know first times can be a bit awkward. If it’s your first time ordering temporary fence, you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve pulled together FAQs from new customers to help you on your journey to site containment.

Q: Why is your fence more expensive?

A: It’s simple: you get what you pay for. We know that we’re not necessarily the cheapest option when compared with some of our competitors. The quality of our products, full service installs, constant innovation and research are just a few things that set Modu-Loc apart from our competitors. To learn more, see our answer to “why is Modu-Loc more expensive?” here.

Q: What type of fence do I need for my site?

A: The best type of fence for your situation will depend on a number of factors. Your location, occasion and requirements are just a couple of factors that you must consider when ordering your fence. When in doubt, check out our blog so you can figure out the right fence for your site. But for now, here’s a quick rundown of the type of fence you should use for a couple different situations:

  • Patios & events – Our shorter styles of fence are usually suitable for these applications. Our Black VIP is ideal for patios and beer gardens as it meets the height requirements for most Canadian standards for serving alcohol. Black VIP is also one of the most attractive options Modu-Loc has to offer for events that require more attention to aesthetics.
  • Home owners and miscellaneous – When you only need a few panels for your backyard or a very small project, our pickup panels are an ideal solution. Their portability makes them the best for DIY applications and smaller budgets.
  • Long-term, low-risk construction – If you are renting fence for a construction site, consider the project duration and potential risk factors. A lighter weight, economy grade fence is appropriate for construction applications on long-term sites that don’t pose much risk to the public.
  • Construction in high-traffic areas – If your construction project is taking place near a pedestrian pathway or other high-traffic area, you want to make sure your fence is secure. It needs to keep your employees and members of the public safe. You won’t have to worry about high winds or site break-ins with advanced solutions like our specialised fence on jersey system, which provides optimal stability and security.

Q: Can I buy your fence instead of renting it?

A: We have fence available for sale as well as rental. Sometimes purchasing fence makes more financial sense – especially when the fence is going to be installed for a long time. Or maybe you have enough space and labour to justify owning some fence so that you can use it over and over again. This article on our blog can help you make the best decision based on your needs.

Q: Can I pick it up and install it myself?

A: Our fence systems are available for pick up and install. Modu-Loc has a library of help resources, including fence installation instructions! Contact your local representative for our installation guide, or check out our YouTube channel to see our video tutorials so you can be a pro at installing fence. Best of all, we have products specifically made for this purpose. Our pickup panels can fit in the back of most vehicles, as they are only 4 ft wide.

set up fence faq

Q: Do you do fence for backyard dog enclosures?

A: Absolutely! Our fence can be used to make almost any type of enclosure you can think of. This definitely includes backyard applications, like dog runs and temporary pool enclosures. Some people even use our temporary fence panels to create play areas or block off potential hazards to keep their kids safe.

Modu-Loc fence used to create pens for alpacas

Q: Can my toddler climb the fence or fit under?

A: Surprisingly, this is a one of our top questions about temporary fence! Our fence is climb-resistant and toddler proof. We definitely don’t recommend allowing your child to climb the fence, and if you have small kids around, it’s always best to consider adding some stability solutions to keep them safe.

toddler frequently asked questions

We hope that this guide answered all of your questions about temporary fence, or at least most of them! If you need any further information, contact us today so we can help you with your site containment needs.

Author: Stephani Hnetinka

Stephani is a Marketing Assistant who has been working with Modu-Loc Fence Rentals since 2018. She enjoys writing about construction, and loves anything and everything to do with temporary fencing solutions.

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