The Advantages of Chain Link Fences for Commercial Fencing

Posted on: 4 December 2015

If you are a commercial property owner then it goes without saying that you need to find ways to ensure the security of your property at all times. One way of doing this is by installing a fence around the property's perimeter.

There are different kinds of commercial fencing options available today. There are wooden fences, ornamental fences, vinyl fences and chain link fences available to secure your property. However, most business and commercial property owners prefer chain link fencing and with good reason.

Here are a few of those reasons:

Cost effective

Chain link fencing is relatively more affordable to install and maintain than the other kinds of fences. It is made of galvanized steel which is more affordable and lasts longer than pressure-treated wooden fences.

Repairs are also much easier for chain link fences than ornamental or vinyl fences. You only need to find the same gauge wire and have the repairs done by a qualified fencing contractor. With vinyl fences, you may not be able to get the same colour as your fence, requiring a complete overhaul or a mismatched look for your fence. Ornamental fences are expensive to install and repair due to the amount of metal work that goes into making each fence piping. So chain link fences are great if you are on a budget.


Like most other metal-based fences, chain link fences are resistant to the damage caused by the elements such as rain, hail, strong winds and sun rays. They can be treated to be rust-proof and except for a fresh coat of paint now and then, they are highly durable and need very little maintenance.


For most fences, the initial installation is considered permanent and any adjustments require a professional fencing contractor to be called in. Chain link fences are the most versatile of all the fences. They can be easily readjusted, should the need arise, and you could even do it yourself if you prefer. In fact, should you have to move to another location soon after installing your chain link fence, you only need to have it taken down, rolled up and moved to the new location for installation. This is literally impossible with any other kind of fence.


If you are running a business, you want to attract people to it. In order to do that, they need to see the business from outside. Chain link fencing allows your business the visibility needed while maintaining its security from intruders. It is not as mysterious as wooden or vinyl fencing or as menacing as barbed wire fencing. It simply provides security and visibility at the same time, in an affordable manner.

Contact a company like Built By Geoff for more information on commercial fencing options.