Posted on: 30 November 2015
If you're considering installing a fence around your property, consider a chain link fence. They are durable and cost-efficient, and best of all, they don't have to be a plain old metal fence anymore. Here are three different ways chain link fences can go from drab to dazzling.
Chain link fencing is made with galvanized steel. The steel is coated with zinc, which protects the steel from the elements and prevents it from rusting. Chain link fences used to be only available in the resulting dull metal color and looked very drab and industrial. It generally didn't add to the overall aesthetic look and value to your home, even though it did do a great job of keeping your yard secure. Now the chain link fencing is available from most suppliers in red, white, green, black, and brown. These colors makes a chain link fence much more desirable for residential applications. The chain link fence can now become an extension of the trim work and roofing colors on your house, tying it all together.
The addition of fence slats to your chain link fencing not only provides privacy, they add additional security, provide protection from the wind, and enhance the overall look of your chain link fence.
Most fence slats are made from extruded High Density Polythylene (HDPE), color pigments, and UV protectants that help to protect the slats from sun damage. The durable HDPE can handle severe weather, salt, sand, road dirt, and assorted environmental pollutants.
The narrow slats are inserted diagonally, vertically, or horizontally into each chain opening, and connected to a horizontal base slat at the bottom.
HDPE fence slats come in several popular colors. You can match your fence color or use a contrasting color. You can also mix and match colors to create your own decorative design. You can even get realistic-looking spruce green slats that have needles, much like artificial Christmas tree branches. These slats will give your chain link fence the appearance of a stately hedge and will provide extra privacy.
To add extra personality and privacy to your chain link fence or disguise an existing unsightly industrial fence, choose a fence screen. These screens offer full-color, high quality graphics on a lightweight and durable outdoor mesh fabric. Different patterns are available, such as a red brick wall, a stone wall, and assorted hedges. Or you can choose tropical paradise scenes, perfect for around the pool or outdoor bar. For more information about decorative chain link fences, consult with a fencing contractor, such as Nickelston Fence Inc.Share