For hundreds of years, fencing has been a part of human life. Made mostly from wood or stone, ancient people used the boundary walls to identify property lines, restrict movement of animals, and designate traffic paths. As people began building large majestic homes, fences also provided privacy and limited entrance into private residences. With the addition of business buildings and company compounds, commercial fencing was designed to meet expanding corporate needs. Fencing materials can now be found in many styles.