Chain Link Fences

If you’re considering erecting a fence on or around your property, there are several aspects to consider such as aesthetics, functionality and cost. 

Whether you’re trying to prevent children or pets from leaving the property, or whether you’re trying to keep other animals or people off your property, a chain link fence may be the ideal choice for you.

Some advantages of chain link fences are:

Cost efficient

The installation cost of a chain link fence compares favorably with alternative types of fencing, particularly when you consider the lifespan of the chain link fence in comparison to other fences. Many homeowners and business owners opt for chain link fencing as a cost saving measure.

See-through

If you’d still like to be able to enjoy the beautiful view from your property, or if you’d like to maintain the ability of others to see your magnificent business, home or garden as they pass by, chain link fencing is the ideal choice due to the wire mesh portions of the fence being almost completely transparent. This will be influenced slightly by the mesh size you choose.

Sturdy

The upright posts are installed securely with cement, and the support wires and wire mesh are tensioned to provide a sturdy and secure boundary. The strength and effectiveness of your fence will be dependent on the mesh size and gauge of wire selected.

Durable

Chain link fences are less susceptible to wind or storm damage than a picket fence because they offer less wind resistance.

The galvanised wire mesh and upright posts will not erode easily, unlike painted steel or wood.

Almost maintenance free

The fence will not need to be painted or treated regularly like a picket fence does, due to the material being galvanised, and here will be no need to re-fix wooden slats or panels as is often necessary with a wooden fence.

The maintenance a chain link fence most often requires is to trim the grass or bushes along the fence.

Adds value to your property

Should you decide to sell your property in the future, having a good quality chain link fence on or around your property will increase the value of your property. Potential buyers are increasingly seeking more secure properties.

One disadvantage of a chain link fence is that it is climbable, particularly if you’ve opted for a bigger wire mesh size. If you want to prevent anyone from climbing the fence, you may need to install several strands of electrified wire or barbed wire along the fence to discourage climbers.

Selecting the ideal chain link fence for your property requires striking a balance between functionality and aesthetics. A professional fencing company will be able to advise you on the different options available, and the relevant costs involved. Fencing Sites