Just because it isn’t cold in Michigan yet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking of fall landscape changes to help with winter snow and ice management. An often-overlooked landscaping idea that can save you a great deal of risk is a snow fence. A snow fence prevents drifting in certain areas by reducing wind speed, allowing snow to drift downwind from it. Here are some advantages of a snow fence that makes it worth considering even when hiring the best commercial snow removal company in Grand Rapids or Lansing, Michigan.
If your business sits back off the road a bit or you are in a high winds area, keeping paths and parking lots clear in the winter takes a great deal of time and effort. Even after your professional snow removal company clears snow and ice, you’re subject to drifting. Installing a snow fence can help protect shoveled and plowed areas after clean up. When used along parking lots, a snow fence can make it significantly safer for customers and employees to drive and walk on in winter. They are especially essential for businesses and churches with elderly visitors.
One area that could become problematic if covered with snow is your delivery dock. Fortunately, snow fences can be placed in a way that prevents snow from building up on or near your loading dock, yet won’t prevent delivery trucks from coming and going.
One of the best things about snow fences is that they are easily portable, and can therefore be moved as needed. This is good news, because it means you can also use them for other things during the summer months, such as maintaining a safety barrier or creating an outdoor break area for your employees.