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Temporary Fence Solutions for Successful Events and Construction Projects
When it comes to shopping for a temporary fence and its related products, you want to find the highest quality, longest lasting equipment. But you also want to stay well within budget, giving you the breathing room to afford additional temporary fencing if need be.
That means your biggest advantage will be information. The more informed you are about how a temporary fence works, how to create the most effective temp fence system, and how to find the best deal, you can peruse the near countless options online with confidence.
The goal is to implement a secure event that keeps people safer. It’s to facilitate the safest and most secure work zone that’s well within compliance — and minimizes your liability. It’s to ensure total peace of mind that you’re set up to be as successful as possible.
At Sonco, we offer no-obligation advice to anyone who gives us a call. Our highly experienced team of crowd management experts can provide project-specific insight that ensures you’re getting the right products the first time.
In the meantime, scroll down for everything you need to know about a temporary fence in the event industry, construction industry, and beyond.
Temporary Fence Panels For Sale: Why Should You Choose Sonco?
Why choose Sonco for advice on temporary fencing much less as your temp fence supplier? Because we’ve been exceeding client expectations for more than 40 years.
Since 1976, Sonco has been offering the most thoroughly tested products on the market. And we’re always on the hunt for temporary fence panels and other crowd management options that go beyond the right specs. We search for the:
- Longest lasting, built to last for years of constant use.
- Most durable, able to take a beating day after day while still looking like new.
- Best price for the product, never simply the most expensive or the most affordable.
There’s a reason our clients span every industry. And there’s a reason our products are used for some of the country’s biggest events, from Presidential Inaugurations and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop to opening day baseball and world-renowned music festivals. We know how to find and provide the right temporary fencing, and we get it to our clients for a truly unbeatable price.
We also believe in full transparency. While we strive to list the most competitive rates, we can’t guarantee we’ll have the lowest one listed. That’s why we offer a Price Match Guarantee that takes away any doubt that you’re always getting the best deal at Sonco.
Put simply, your success is our success. When a Sonco product is being used, we want to make sure it’s creating the safest, most secure, and best looking environment. And few products exemplify that quite like our fence panels for sale.
Meet The Ultimate Temporary Fencing Solutions
Each temporary fence option is ideal for a specific purpose. However, some are more general than others, able to cover a wide range of needs. Others are more specialized, designed for specific needs that only they can meet.
When it comes to chain link fence panels, the standard option is the 6x10 portable fence, a common sight for both events and work zones. The height is just tall enough to create a barrier, and the length offers good coverage.
But the 6x12 fence panels offer a bit more length. That means you need fewer to cover a large, straight area. If the versatility of the 10-foot length isn’t needed, the 12-foot is likely the better option.
In a similar vein, the 8x10 chain link fence panels offer a bit more height for better security and privacy. That sizing is ideal for medium- to long-term projects.
Of course, simply setting the fence panel down won’t be enough to keep it in place. You’ll also need chain link fence accessories, which include a variety of weights and stands.
Much like the temporary fence itself, the accessories are wholly dependent on the application and environment.
Additionally, temporary fence screening is best practice for blocking dust, debris, and the wind. Fence screens can also double as safety signage or advertising tools, both of which we can customize to your liking.
Our in-house design team will even provide a free proof before purchase, but we’ll get more into that further down this article.
Another important aspect that’s too often overlooked are temporary fence gates. It’s poor practice to pick up and move a fence to let in people or vehicles. Not only do gates increase the lifespan of otherwise constantly moved fence panels, it controls entry, which greatly improves the safety and security of your work zone.
Chain Link Fence Panels
When you’re exploring all the temporary fence panels for sale, you’ll likely notice that they all seem relatively identical. Chain link fencing that’s a higher quality than another is practically indistinguishable to the naked eye, after all. But when you dig a little deeper, the differences become unmistakable.
Here’s what to look for when you’re shopping for a portable outdoor fence:
- High-gauge post and chain link to ensure the utmost in durability. Somewhere around 11.5ga is ideal for chain link, but you’ll want 16ga for the posts.
- Cross-bracing for extra strength. The tension bars ensure that it can take a hit, be knocked around, and take on any size crowd without breaking or giving way.
- Extra-high uprights that give you a bit more space for accessories. Some temp fencing ends at the top of the chain link, which is a poor design choice.
- Available in bundle deals. Very rarely does someone need a single temp fence panel outside of replacing broken equipment. That’s why we offer lucrative bundle pricing, where the more panels they buy, the more they save per item. Both pallet bundles and truck bundles are standard — while the best (like Sonco) offer custom bundle deals based on your order needs.
Here, you can find it all under one roof. Whatever type of temp fence you need in terms of specs, we have it in the highest quality for the lowest price, and packed with the features above that make a real difference.
6x10 Chain Link Fence Panels
As mentioned above, the 6’ by 10’ chain link temporary fence is the most common option for its affordability and reliability. For both events and construction projects, this is often the most practical choice.
At six feet high and ten feet across, the 6x10 temporary fence panels protect construction sites from both illegal dumping and from theft. Both can save you a fortune in terms of both missing and ruined equipment as well as an interrupted schedule.
Temporary fencing is also essential for controlling access to your site during the day and night. Without a strong barrier, anyone can come and go. This is of course a concern for theft, but perhaps even moreso, it’s a safety concern. Contractors and managers are liable for whoever enters the site, whether they were authorized to or not.
Further, a chain link fence may be required by law. If so, these specs are the easiest choice for universal coverage. Just be sure to go with the most durable, longest lasting option.
At Sonco, we like to prove that practical can still mean exceptional.
We also back all our temp fencing with a 1 year warranty as standard. While our competitors charge extra, we take pride in standing by our equipment 100 percent.
6x12 Fence Panels
The 6’ by 12’ fence panels offer the same benefits of the 6x10 but with two extra feet of length.
The reason you might want more length is simple: it can mean fewer temporary fence panels. For example, a 1,000-foot barrier would require 100 6x10 panels. But that same barrier length would require only about 84 of the 6x12 panels.
But even just 40 fence panels offers 80 extra feet of coverage, which is equal to eight 6x10 panels. If the 10-foot costs $75 and the 12-foot costs $80 per item, and you need eight fewer 10-foot options, you’re saving $400 right there. And that’s the lower end of the cost savings.
So why would anyone choose the 10-foot length? Because it’s more versatile. If you need to form your fence around an unusually shaped area, you’ll want the 6x10 option. But if your area is relatively straight, the 12-foot option might be a better choice.
Other considerations include storage capabilities and changing work zones. In terms of purchasing temp fencing (rather than renting), versatility is never a bad thing. Many companies will go with a mix of both too.
If you’re unsure what makes the most sense for you, give us the Sonco team a call at (888) 766-2616.
8 x 10 Chain Link Fence Panels
Where the 6x12 offers the extra length, the 8x10 temporary fencing delivers extra height. And the benefit can be even more significant.
Saving money with extra length is a way to cut costs ahead of time. But additional height means more privacy and security, which can prevent unnecessary expenses and setbacks. Saving a couple thousand in advance is great. Avoiding tens of thousands of dollars in expenses? That’s even better.
Another benefit of the 8x10 chain link fence panels is advertising. The bigger your custom fence screen, the more eyes see it. We’ll get more into that further down this article, but it’s worth mentioning here as well.
But even more commonly, the eight-foot height is great for events. When you have live performances that ticket-holders paid for the privilege to see, you don’t want to make it easy to look over the top and enjoy the show for free. What’s the incentive for buying a ticket?
With an 8’ by 10’ temporary fence, event managers can create a solid, secure, and privacy-oriented barrier around your event for the utmost in professionalism and best practice.
Heavy Duty Fence
Unlike the above options, a heavy-duty fence has less to do with dimensions and more to do with features.
At Sonco, our heavy-duty fence panel features a frame tube wall of .08" (ss20) and a brace tube wall of .07" (ss15), which means it lasts twice as long as regular panels. This is yet another example of a long-term, cost-efficient option for applications that require extra toughness.
A heavy-duty temp fence is ideal for regularly transporting and adjusting your barriers. This is especially the case when a wheeled base isn’t the right choice for your application.
Picking up and setting down panels repeatedly—or in environments where regular wear and tear is commonplace—means saving a boatload in the long-run. Standard fence panels just aren’t built to stand up to that sort of treatment.
Chain Link Fence Accessories
A chain link fence is rarely good enough on its own. That’s where accessories come into play. These valuable (but affordable) add-ons serve myriad purposes, but some of the key aspects include:
- Creating interlocking barriers, which minimize unauthorized access, keep barriers uninterrupted, and ensure consistent privacy. Learn more about panel clamps here.
- Bracing the fence for sudden winds.
- Weighing down the fencing in case of crowd surges, inclement weather, and anything else.
- Facilitating stability per the terrain, be it flat or uneven, flooring or grass.
Below, we’ll go over each category of accessories for job site fencing. Each area serves a unique and specific purpose, and each has a host of different product options within them.
At Sonco, we offer custom bundle pricing that includes both the temp fence panels for sale as well as the accessories. Once you submit your free online quote request, we get right to work getting you the best overall deal.
Further, our nationwide distribution ensures you’re saving money on delivery costs as well. We also get everything to you quickly, and we can take what you need to different locations.
When you choose the best, that’s exactly what you’re going to get.
Fence Brace for Temporary Fencing
A fence brace is one of the best temporary fence ideas for highly windy environments. If there’s a high risk of your barriers getting blown over, this is the way to go.
A fence brace is an extra bar propped against your tension bars, which already add extra strength for general applications. This will be a separately purchased item, and may only be necessary in certain places, not across your entire temp fencing.
That’s why working with a professional can be so essential. A fence brace is one of those more nuanced items that can be missed by those without fencing experience. Bracing a fence is also dependent on your application, how long your barriers will be in place, and a host of other situations.
If you’re creating a stage barrier, a traditional fence brace is poor practice. Instead, you want the crowd itself to serve as the brace, which avoids trampling scenarios that are seen at outdoor shows using chain link or steel barricades.
For events with stage entertainment and large crowds, consider investing in an aluminum stage barrier system. This is specifically designed for outdoor shows, and it’s recommended by some of the biggest names in the event industry.
Temporary Fence Base
New Age bases for temporary fencing are a great option for getting both the stand and weight, all in one go.
The OxStand and OxBlock are two excellent choices. By doubling as a stand and weight, you only need to buy one product with your temporary fencing to ensure it stays upright in most weather conditions.
The OxStand and OxBlock will often feature OSHA orange to heighten safety. Meanwhile, cement blocks and sandbags can be major tripping hazards, further exemplifying their increasingly accepted status as poor practice. (When something better exists, the better option becomes best practice).
However, you can also simply get a steel tube stand for a base, which will need to be weighted down for most applications. While sandbags and cement blocks are a common option, we find them to be poor practice for long-term use.
Because you’re investing in temporary fencing, you’ll want to eliminate the need to constantly buy and replace sandbags and cement blocks. To save yourself time, money, and hassle, consider upgrading to the BigFoot Ballast Weight.
The standard temporary fence base is the steel tube option. The three common types of steel tube fence stands fence are:
- T-Stand, designed for flat ground. These are a favorite for indoor applications, parking lots, and events that take place on a sport field.
- Y-Stand, designed for uneven ground. For environments that are even slightly hilly or bumpy, you’ll want the Y-stand over the T-stand. In fact, the Y-stand can even run along staircases.
- Wheeled Base for a temporary fence is usually for a gate, be it a man gate or a vehicle gate.
At Sonco, we sell the fence stands separately or as part of your order of portable fence panels, your choice. If you buy them together, we’ll create a custom bundle deal that saves you money on both the fencing and the stands.
But if you are going to do the stands (versus the New Age bases detailed in the section above), we highly recommend getting a sandbag and cement block replacement.
The most popular option is the BigFoot Ballast Weight, which will save you money in the long-run. It lasts for years longer than both cement blocks and sandbags.
The weight also features high-visibility details and a sloped design, which skyrockets safety compared to the more outdated weighting methods.
Temporary Fence Blocks
A temporary fence block falls into the categories of fence stand and temporary fence base.
The OxBlock is the most popular choice for its affordability, longevity, durability, and safety features. However, other options are available.
At Sonco, we offer a highly valuable bundle package that features 50 6x10 fence panels, 51 OxBlocks, 50 saddle clamps, and 50 carriage bolts. Learn more about this exclusive deal today.
The OxBlock is also a perfectly valid upgrade for your existing temp fencing. If you’re tired of using sandbags and cement blocks (how could you not be?), we can create a bundle deal specific to how many you need.
Simply add the total to your free online quote, and send through a request. We’ll get you the best deal possible, guaranteed. And we’ll take them to your job site fast as well.
Temporary Fence Screening
This is the perfect combination of privacy, airflow, and color choices to fit any fence and any setting. The high-grade, outdoor-rated material is a breathable fabric that allows for excellent air passage. It’s proven to be the best, all-around privacy fence screens available today for commercial fence applications.
Temporary fence screening serves a range of purposes. And in many cases, fence screens serve more than one purpose. So while this is a well-rounded list of the possibilities, it’s far from the end all be all.
Here are some of the purposes for temporary fence screening:
- Wind screening, keeping your site safe from disruptive gusts that can negatively affect materials. Few things are more frustrating than a spray of dirt over fresh tar, and the examples go on forever from there.
- Block dust and debris. This is a major reason why screening for temporary fencing is so often required by law. Dust and debris from your site shouldn’t cover the street, sidewalks, vehicles, and pedestrians.
- Increased privacy and security. Covering up your construction site is an incredibly effective theft deterrent.
- Advertising and promotional. You can easily monetize your work zone or event barrier using custom fence screens. Whether just your company logo or more specific messaging, this is valuable ad space that costs no more than the price of the windscreens. That’s as close to a no-brainer as it gets in the marketing world.
The reason this is just scratching the surface is because fence screens are completely customizable. They can display photo quality images, high contrast colors, and any level of transparency. That means they’re really only limited by our imaginations.
Temp fence screening is also available in a wide range of sizes, further inviting total customization. From the design to the size to the purpose, you have full control.
4 Foot Privacy Fence Screen
The four foot privacy fence screen is most often used for fence toppers rather than full-sized temp fencing.
For roadside construction projects, water-filled jersey barriers with fence toppers are a common choice for best practice safety and NHTSA compliance. The chain link panels serve three distinct functions:
- Increase security
- Boost visibility
A water-filled barrier by itself is often plenty. But for more long-term projects, the fence topper can be downright essential. Of course, it acts as an extra bit of security for overnight work zones. It also adds an extra four feet to your barriers, greatly increasing visibility from a distance, which is crucial for highway projects.
By adding the four foot privacy fence screen, you can take all those benefits to new heights. Screens in this context do a great job:
- Increasing privacy
- Blocking dust and debris
- Further boosting visibility
While it’s possible that four-foot temp fencing exists as a standalone, we at Sonco believe those specs are best served as a barricade rather than a chain link fence. We offer custom barricade covers as well, which are even more popular than custom fence screens.
This is not to be confused with the vinyl event fencing also offered at the Sonco store. The 3.5 foot fence made to look like white picket fencing can hold signage, but a fence screen would not be applicable.
6' Privacy Fence Screen
The six-foot privacy screen is used for full-length fencing.
Everyone has seen the semi-transparent green fence screen at countless construction sites. These are the basic, standard options, and are therefore priced the lowest.
You can get large rolls of this type of screen for a very minimal investment. While they wear out pretty quickly, they’re cheap and easy to replace. As simply a privacy screen and wind and debris blocker, it serves its purpose well.
Most of the time, work zone thieves are opportunistic, not mastermind planners. If they see something valuable that’s easy to take, they’ll make a move; whereas not seeing anything as they pass is
But if you’re looking to go beyond the standard, you can get your custom fence screens to pay for themselves.
Our client Milhaus, an award-winning real estate development company, saw tremendous success from advertising their existing properties at their work zones. By generating additional interest with custom fence screens, they could fill vacancies while creating new growth.
You can partner with our in-house design team of highly experienced marketers and creatives, who will send you a free proof before purchase. Whether you’re looking for your entire site to be surrounded or a single piece of signage, we have you covered with the highest quality screens, the most effective designs, and the guaranteed lowest prices.
8' Privacy Fence Screen
An extra two feet of privacy and security while adding aesthetic appeal. SONCO’s eight-foot screens for temporary fencing are ideal for any construction project, effectively blocking dust, wind, and debris. These are field-tested and expert approved as the best of the best.
The 8’ fencing is the safest choice for a range of applications, as the height will be more than enough for almost all conceivable portable fence applications.
But the 8’x10’ or 12’ fence isn’t enough of a deterrent on its own. However, with the privacy screen to deter theft, you’re setting yourself for the most secure sight that temporary fencing can deliver.
On top of the 8 feet, you have the added height of the stand or base too, bringing the display area close to nine feet. That’s incredibly valuable advertising space that can:
- Land your next project by raising brand awareness with your logo and company name.
- Bring in more customers, whether you’re an event manager trying to generate attendees or a business doing a renovation.
- Fill your vacancies by advertising the amenities at existing properties in the area.
- Sell your ad space to a third-party, with many companies in your area looking for ad space that can both beautify your site and directly make ad revenue.
Whatever your goal, we have you covered with an exceptional design team and the best construction screens for a great price.
Construction Fence Screen
Raise safety awareness and increase compliance. Our custom OSHA Safety Signs are designed to improve workplace safety – while increasing productivity.
Instead of having a collage of outdated safety signs, we’ll create one, fluid presentation of every warning and notification. They’re also incredibly easy to transport and store – just roll them up and go!
Our client Whiting-Turner utilized custom OSHA fence screens for that very purpose. Their construction sites across the US now combine privacy and security with safety compliance, killing two birds with one stone.
Plus, the aesthetic value of your brand’s colors and logo adds a custom environment that makes any work zone feel more like a work place. That accentuation of professionalism can itself encourage new business and boost revenue.
Temporary Fence Banner
A temporary fence banner doesn’t screen the entirety of the fencing, but the banners are a more affordable and still very effective form of advertising. In fact, most people are more accustomed to the fence banners, making them especially unmissable.
You can work directly with the Sonco in-house design team to develop the most impactful custom fence banner. Create brand awareness or tease the community with “what’s coming soon.”
Free of charge, we’ll send you design proofs and mock-ups so you know exactly what they’ll look like on-site. This is an especially popular option for events and long-term construction projects, giving you the ultimate sense of the overall setting.
Get in touch today, and see firsthand the difference these banners can make.
Temporary Fence Gates
We offer a range of standard temporary fence gates at Sonco. These are compatible with both 6’ and 8’ options, and our order pages make it easy to select the size you need.
However, we can also make custom fence gates of any shape and size specific to your site’s needs. For example, an airport will likely need a different vehicle gate than the repaving of a parking lot.
The possibilities are endless, which is why we take custom sizing as seriously as our stock options – and for the best prices. No matter how unique, the custom gates are manufactured to the highest standards of quality, durability, and longevity as well.
But for the vast majority of applications and existing temporary fencing systems, our stock options get the job done right. Here’s more about each type:
Chain Link Gate Panel
The built-in option has the gate beneath a secondary top bar. The Versa Gate Panel that’s sized for 6’x10’ fencing features a four-foot door that includes hinges and latch for controlled access. But any size chain link gate panel will include the hinges and latch.
Those are important distinctions, as other, more affordable options have the full fence panel swing open with no latch. While this works fine for a range of applications, it’s more for construction projects than for events. If you need several access points for longer-term applications, such as a food or music festival, this will be the preferred product.
The chain link gate panel features the same level of durability and longevity as the non-gate panels. This includes high-gauge, hot-dipped galvanized steel that extends to the latch and hinges as well. No matter the environment and weather, this will last for years of constant, everyday use. It’s also built to come in and out of storage.
But again, if you don’t see the size you need on the order page, reach out to our teach for a custom size. We’ll still provide an unbeatable price, guaranteed.
Chain Link Walk Gate
The chain link walk gate is made for pedestrian access. A common application would be letting in a stream of people into an event or having a person-only access point to a construction site.
If you don’t have people entering and exiting throughout the day, this may be a better choice than the gate panel, as this one is more affordable and more spacious. It’s why it’s ideal for the start of construction shifts or outdoor entertainment entry. Once most of the people are inside, you can close it up, and it serves as a seamless fence panel.
Like the rest of the panels, this one is reinforced with hot-dipped galvanization, adding protective layers of zinc that combats erosion. Even in wintery and maritime environments, this gate outlasts all other competing products. Despite saving money today, you’re making a long-term investment that will pay off day in and day out.
If you don’t see the size you need, let us know and we’ll provide you the best possible price on the chain link walk gate in that’s sized to perfection.
Driveway gates, also known as vehicle gates, is the most commonly customized gate size for obvious reasons.
Some of our clients need to get a truck towing an extra-wide accentuator into their site. Others just need to get some sedans and sprinter vans inside. If the stock option works for you, great.
But don’t hesitate to request a larger size, as we can get you a similarly fantastic deal that no one in the industry can beat.
The key to a great driveway gate is a reliable wheeled base. If that fails, the whole thing is virtually shot, and waiting for a new set of wheels is an unnecessary setback.
When you buy from Sonco, you know you have both the best fencing and hyper-reliable accessories. Our kits come with everything you need to set yourself up for years of success.
Order Your Temporary Fence Today!
Sonco crowd control fence solutions means industry-leading craftsmanship on premium steel. The result: the industry’s most durable, longest-lasting temporary fence panel. The chain link and bars stand up to every crowd and all types of weather – for years.
That means you can take them in and out of storage, or leave them in place for extended periods of time. Either way, you can always rely on a Sonco temporary fence to get the job done.
- Most Competitive Prices Online: Our price-match guarantee means you always have access to the industry’s most trusted brand at the best price.
- Credit Purchases: Apply online for terms that allows you to pay up to 30 days after you receive your products.
- Bundles & Contracted Pricing: While we keep our products competitively priced, the bundle deals are where you receive the biggest savings. Whether by the truckload or pallets, temporary fence panels for sale at SONCO become less and less expensive the more you buy.
Each product page provides more detailed information on each item, and you can download a brochure for a printable look at the stats and features. While our industry experts are always on-call to help you figure out the best approach, we also make it easy to build your temporary fence system directly on our website, and request a free online quote.
Don’t know which fence is the best for your application? Sonco’s team of industry insiders pull from over four decades of experience to bring you the best advice. Before you make any commitments, we’ll work with you to formulate the most cost-effective approach – while helping you facilitate a long-term investment.
Our goal is to make your job easier. From saving you money to identifying any add-ons that will boost your success, Sonco is the ultimate temporary fence partner.