Chain link fences are popular for a variety of reasons. They’re sturdy, inexpensive, provide a safe area for children and pets to play in, and allow visual access to outside surroundings. Chain link fences are available in different heights and gauges to meet property owners’ needs.  All chain link fences are galvanized. Galvanization is the process of coating steel in zinc to deter rusting. You can also have a chain link fence coated in vinyl (pictured above), which further deters rusting and comes in colors to complement a house or building.

One benefit of an uncoated chain link fence is that from a distance it’s mostly transparent. Adding vinyl coating to the fence adds color and visibility, which could be a benefit or a drawback depending on your goal.

A chain link fence coated with vinyl lends a softer appearance than the standard steel variety. The vinyl may also help the fence to blend more into its surroundings, such as if you choose green vinyl and the fence is set against a tree line.

For many people, the final decision comes down whether cost or appearance is more important to them. A vinyl coated chain link fence looks more attractive to most people, but a standard chain link fence without coating can cost up to $1.50 less per foot.

To further explore your chain link fence options and talk with a fencing specialist, contact Fence Central in Haines City, Florida.