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Why Is Chain Link Good for Security Fencing?

Dec. 12, 2022

First of all, chain link fencing isn't the only thing that is good for security fencing. For example, wrought iron is also a good option. But when considering cost and effectiveness, the fact remains that chain link fencing offers homeowners strong security but costs less than wrought iron, a traditional favorite of the wealthy.

But let's get into the details now. When using chain links for security fencing.


Aim for a height of 6 feet or more.

Make sure the wire is at least 9 gauge thick.


What makes wrought iron and chain link fencing so effective at protecting property?

When installing a security fence, you should avoid using a solid barrier. For, while a solid barrier is needed when erecting a privacy wall or a wall designed to block noise, it can be counterproductive to security and provide a hiding place for intruders. So while wood fences made up of tongue and groove boards can work well as a sound barrier or keep a yard private, homeowners are sometimes surprised to find that they are not recommended for security fencing.

Chain Link Fence

 Chain Link Fence  

Considerations for erecting a chain link fence

As mentioned earlier, people often compare and contrast wrought iron with security chain link fences when choosing a security fence. The disadvantage of the former is that it is more expensive. How do you justify the extra cost? Wrought iron is more attractive than chain link fencing. Many people find the latter visually unattractive. Therefore, if you can "pay for it", then buying wrought iron makes sense. But most middle-class homeowners settle for the cheaper option.


Some homeowners with wrought-iron fences try to hide them by

  • Planting plants to camouflage the fence.

  • Weaving fence slats onto the fence.

  • Keep in mind, however, that doing so reduces the effectiveness of chain link fencing as a security fence. People who try to cover chain link fences are usually those who have already purchased a fenced house. They may not feel the need for security (or may just not understand the need to keep their view open for optimal security) and are forced to camouflage their chain-link fence because they find them ugly.

PVC Coated Chain Link Fence

 PVC Coated Chain Link Fence     

If you find yourself with a chain link security fence and don't feel the need for security, then the best option for covering it may be a vine. To help you pick a vine, I have provided a photo gallery with pictures of vines. For easy camouflage, perennials are best. Depending on whether the area is shady or sunny, choose from the following vines.


Perennial vines for shade

Perennial vines

But grapevines are not your only choice. For example, a hedge of rose bushes can also hide a wire fence.


If plants are too costly for you to maintain, consider the fence slats mentioned above. There are many different options. Some are diagonal and some are vertical. They also come in a variety of colors. Note, however, that most people find plants more attractive than fence slats. 

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