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The 4 Advantages of Chain Link Fences

Written by Posted On Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:41

It would be safe to assume that completed chain link fence installation projects must already number in the hundreds, if not thousands in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. In fact, chain link fences are so popular that its basic structure is easily one of the most recognized types of fencing around the world. Chain link fences have been used for various architectural structures including borders, highways, warehouses, buildings, schools, playgrounds and residences.

So what makes chain link fencing a popular fencing material?

Cost Effectiveness

The most obvious advantage of chain link fences is that it is cheaper compared to most other fencing materials. This makes chain link a good choice for fencing large properties or for homeowners who are working with a limited budget. In the United States, the average cost of chain link installation ranges from a low of $550 to $1,600 per 100 linear feet of fence. It is no wonder why it is also a popular choice for homeowners who want to beef up the security of their home quickly without breaking the bank.

Better Security

As mentioned earlier, chain link fences provide a layer of security around your property. A home with a chain link fence sends a subtle message to anyone seeing it to stay back. Having a chain link fence is enough to make any potential intruder think twice about approaching a home because of the obstacle. With a chain link fence, homeowners with pets will feel safer knowing that their little furry companions will not stray and wander off. A fenced backyard is also a safer outdoor playground for children.


Chain link fences are able to hold up well against the harsh outdoor elements. This type of fence also requires very little maintenance and yet, can last for years. Galvanized and vinyl coated types can last even longer. Once you have installed a chain link fence, there is very little that you need to do to maintain it other than an occasional cleaning with a wire brush. Repairing a damaged section is also easy as the portion is simply cut away and replaced with a new one.

Easy Installation

If you want a fence installed around your property at the quickest possible time, then a chain link fence would be the best choice. If you have basic to intermediate handyman skills, you can accomplish the project with a few helping hands minus labor costs. Even if you have to hire professional help, however, labor costs are still very affordable and the time it takes to install the fence will likely be much shorter.


The two most common gripes about chain link fences are that it has limited style choices and that it does not give you privacy. While these are true, there are a few workarounds that can address both these issues. Chain link fences are actually available in different colors including black, brown and green, apart from silver. The links on the fences also come in different gauges, with a higher gauge translating to a sturdier fence.

As far as style is concerned, homeowners have come up with a variety of creative ways to make a chain link fence more interesting. Some have used climbing plants to cover up the steel links. Others materials that can cover up and improve the look of chain link fences include bamboo stalks, wood paneling, artificial hedges and easy-install privacy screens.

In conclusion, chain link fences are a good choice for a security fence if you are working on a limited budget, yet still want quality. While such fence types have a few drawbacks, there are ways to address resolve them. If you are set on installing a chain link fence on your property, it will be best to consult and hire expert fence installers to do the job for you.

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