Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The Advantages Of Chain Link Fencing

Hugh Bryant

Chain link fencing is a very common type of fencing and is used for a wide variety of applications both residentially and commercially. This is because chain link fencing's unique construction gives it a distinctive set of benefits over other fencing materials. Understanding what a chain link fence has to offer can help you decide if a chain link fence is the right fit for your home or business.


One of the main advantages of chain link fencing is its affordability. This is because chain link fences use a minimum of material, unlike wood or metal fence boards, reducing the material costs of the fence itself. Additionally, chain link fencing is extremely lightweight, which makes the installation process fairly easy. This means that you can install it yourself if you feel capable. However, even if you do have a professional install a chain link fence, the quick and easy installation process will translate into lower labor costs for installation when compared to heavier alternative forms of fencing.

Low Maintenance

Chain link fencing is extremely low maintenance and does not require any special care or treatment to maintain its appearance. The metal used in chain link fencing is galvanized, which means that it is coated with a material (most commonly zinc) that protects it from rust. The fact that chain link fencing does not have large flat areas for dirt and stains to build up on also translates into less cleaning, saving you time and money in the long run.


Chain link fences offer a great deal of flexibility to your yard's appearance. Vinyl coatings can be purchased on chain link fencing, which come in a range of different colors. Additionally, chain link fencings simple construction means that it can be incorporated into already existing fencing rails and posts. This allows you to design the appearance of your chain link fence to match the rest of your yard very easily.


Chain link fencing provides a barrier to contain a certain area without sacrificing the view, as other fencing materials would. The spaces between the links in a chain link fence allow for you to maintain the view and aesthetic of your yard while at the same time preventing people and animals from entering (or leaving, depending on your needs). This makes chain link fencing ideal for areas with a lot of natural beauty, but where pets and small children need to be contained.

For more information, contact Four Corners Fencing or a similar company.


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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

I love my dog, but my dog loves my neighbor's yard. My adopted Labrador needs hours of playtime each day to stay fit, but she used to be a master of escaping no matter how close of an eye I kept on her. After a few too many holes dug in flower beds, I splurged on a tall chain link fence and finally ended her romps on other properties. Now my neighbors smile and wave when we meet in our shared driveway instead of giving me a wary look. Sharing my new found love for fences is just one way I hope to give back to others.