Not Just Utilitarian: The Beauty Of Chain Link Fencing

One purpose of a fence is to mark the boundary to your property. If you want to demarcate your boundaries, one of the most cost-effective ways to accomplish your goal is to build a chain link fence. Many people forego chain link in favor of options that they perceive as being more aesthetically pleasing, such as wood or vinyl, but with a little creativity and the right materials, you can build a chain link fence that is beautiful and useful.

Vinyl-Coated Chain Link

Some people object to the dull grey color of chain link fencing. If you are among this crowd, use a vinyl-coated chain link fence. Vinyl can come in any color of the rainbow, so you should be able to find a color that accentuates the colors used in your home or a color that blends into the surroundings. For example, if you have a wooded area behind your home, you could use a brown or green vinyl coating on your fence. The resulting boundary would keep woodland creatures out of your yard without obscuring your view of the scenery. 

Mixed-Material Fencing

Many people like the look of a rail fence. Such a fence will clearly mark the boundary to your property, but it may be inadequate to keep pets in your yard or to keep problem animals out. By combining chain link with a rail fence, you can have the beauty of the rail fence and the function of the chain link. This is just one of the ways to combine wood and chain link to create a beautiful fence. 

Privacy Slats

One of the ills of living in suburbia is the fishbowl effect, which occurs when you feel like stepping out into your yard puts your movements on display for the world to see. You can counteract this effect by building a fence with solid panels that obscure your movements from wandering eyes. You can turn a chain link fence into a privacy fence by sliding thin wooden slats between the wires that make up your chain link fencing. 

For versatility, it is hard to beat chain link fencing. You do not have to throw up the typical grey chain-link fence with metal posts. Instead, you can let your creativity wander. Chain link creates a durable barrier that can keep your pets and children in your yard, and it can also create a beautiful addition to your home. Dressing up chain link is a small price to pay to create a uniquely beautiful boundary. 

For more information about chain link fencing, get in touch with a company like Global Fence, Inc.