The physical difference between commercial and residential/domestic fences is that commercial fence has larger pickets, rails, and thicker material. The purpose is to increase the strength and durability for environments with heavy traffic. Commercial fences also include metal support ribs for additional fortification. Commercial fences are commonly used in retail property, apartment complexes, hotels, and other businesses. They are sometimes chosen for an aesthetic appeal while maintaining higher strength and longer lifespan.
Commercial fencing is used as protection from potential threats or intruders. The main difference is protection of people versus protection of assets. Facilities with product, equipment, machinery, or valuables tend to be protected with much of quality fences.