How to Choose an Aesthetically Appealing Chain Link Fence

Updated 3/17/2021

When you need to erect a fence, there are a number of different types that you can put up. One of the lowest costs of these choices is to get a chain link fence. These fences tend to be very inexpensive, and they are simple to put up. Getting an affordable chain link fence is always possible, due to the simple nature of these fences. If you are looking for the average cost to install fencing, the answer varies greatly depending on how long you want the fence as well as how thick and how tall. There are different weights to chain link fences, and the thinner they are the cheaper they are.

The average fencing cost per foot will depend on the gauge of fence that you want as well as how tall you want it to be. The average labor cost for fence installation depends on the complexity of the fence and how many people you have there to install it. You can start by calling a couple of places and asking about their basic prices per square foot for a medium gauge chain link fence and then comparing those prices with each other to help you choose.

A chain link fence is durable, long-lasting, and believe it or not, ascetically pleasing. There are different types of chain link fences that you can choose from, such as stainless steel, metal chain link gate, a large chain link fence, and more. To prevent your chain link fence from rusting, purchase one that is coated with PVC coating. This extra rubber coating will increase the longevity of your chain link fence and it comes in different colors, the most basic being brown, white, and green so it blends in with the natural surroundings. To purchase chain link fence and have it installed, contact your local fencing company. They will come out to your property, explain the different fence types in detail, and give you an estimate. Alternatively, if you’re handy at DIY projects, you can purchase fencing materials and install the fence yourself. Either way, having a chain link fence is an ascetically pleasing and affordable way to fence in your property whether it is a residential home, apartment complex, or commercial business.

Believe it or not, there are actually several different types of chain link fence types. The reason few people know this is because all chain link fence styles feature the standard woven framework fixed to anchored, iron stakes.

Though most think that chain link fences are less than aesthetic in comparison to other types of fencing, like a picket fence, but there are actually several different styles that can turn a stark looking fence into a gorgeous landscape addition.

Netting Size.

Galvanized steel chain link fences come in a variety of different weights or gauges. The lower of which being heavier, and more expensive, while the higher gauges are thinner, and and less expensive. Typically, chain link mesh is available in an 11, 10, or nine gauge. The meshes’ diameters vary as well, with the most common diameter being two inches, though there are larger squares available in the heavier gauges.


Chain link fences come available in stainless steel, galvanized steel, or PVC coating, which is often the most preferable and appropriate for a residential setting. Their rubberized coating also provides a softer, smoother finish, and adds another layer of rust protection, too. However, fences with this type of coating are usually more expensive.


These PVC coated fences can also come in a variety of different colors. The most standard of which are black, brown, and green, as the more natural and organic the color, the better it’ll blend in with its surroundings.

Not all chain link fence designs need to be so stark. With the rage gauge, coating, and color, a chain link fence can become an attractive part of any landscape. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Continue:

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