There are dozens, if not hundreds, of options on the market when it comes to fencing. One of the most popular options, though, has been vinyl-coated chain link fencing. For those who aren’t familiar with it, this is a standard, galvanized steel chain link fence that’s been coated in a layer of vinyl to seal away all the metal parts of the fence. With a strong, internal structure and a durable outer coating, these fences have been used in a variety of applications for years. If you’ve been considering this kind of fence for your own needs, then you should be aware of the advantages it offers you.
#1: Fence Longevity
Chain link fences are fairly long-lasting structures on their own, but exposure to wind, rain, and the elements will break them down in time. Worse, a fence may begin to rust long before it loses structural integrity, becoming a functional eyesore. The vinyl that coats these chain link fences, though, greatly extends their lifespan. This can add years to a fence’s lifespan, and ensure that it looks just as good years later as it did the day it was first installed. When compared to wooden fences, even treated wooden fences, the difference is even more stark when you consider that wooden fences can begin to break down in as little as five years.
#2: Fence Maintenance
Another advantage that comes with vinyl chain link fencing is that it’s incredibly low maintenance, even compared to regular chain link fencing. Vinyl never requires painting, for example, and it can be washed with simple, household cleaners. When it comes to fencing, vinyl chain link is as close to, “set it and forget it,” as you can get. While occasional replacement of parts and pieces may be necessary, it will be a fairly rare occurrence barring any major weather incidents.
#3: Fence Appearance
While a chain link fence can only do so much in terms of its appearance, the vinyl coating means that you have significantly more options in terms of the impression your fence gives. Whether it’s dark and serious, or bright and colorful, you can tailor your fence somewhat to fit your needs. And if you want something to match your home or workplace, this ability to customize your fence’s appearance can go a long way toward making it exactly what you want.
#4: Fence Security
Chain link fences are commonly thought of as security fences specifically because they’re so easy to see through. Their design provides security, while also presenting the smallest barrier possible to sight. This can also help you preserve your view, while still giving you security and a firm boundary between your property, and the outside world that is going to stand the test of time.
All fences will, in time, need to be replaced. White a vinyl chain link fence will take longer than other options in that regard, it’s still going to happen eventually. When it does happen, though, you can recycle your old fence into something new! The vinyl and metal will be separated, and each component piece can be remade. This allows you to use a renewable resource, and to make sure that when your fence eventually does have to be replaced that it stays out of a landfill.
If you’re still not sure which fence is going to be right for your particular needs, all you have to do is contact us today. Our experts have all the answers on the pros, cons, and options you have available, and we can help you find the fence that’s going to be ideal for your situation.