Chain Link Fence Vs. Vinyl and Aluminum: How to Choose

Chain link fence is common used around parking lots or other commercial areas, but is it a good choice for your home? Below are 3 reasons we prefer to build with high performance vinyl or aluminum materials instead of a standard chain link fence.

1. Chain link fences don’t last as long as vinyl or aluminum fences.

When choosing materials for your new fence installation, durability and longevity are two of the most important factors. High performance vinyl and aluminum fences are built to stand the test of time and endure the Valley’s climate. They’re not susceptible to damage from moisture or insects either!

2. Vinyl and aluminum are much better looking and offer more privacy than a chain link fence.

Matching your new fence with the style of your home adds curb appeal and increases your property value. Vinyl fences have tons of color options and offer the most privacy with their no-gap design. If you don’t need the privacy of a no-gap vinyl fence, ornamental aluminum fences offer unique designs and a beautiful style without obstructing your view.

3. Chain link fences can rust.

Chain link fences are made of metal which can rust after years of exposure to weather and erosion. Even galvanized metal fences that are designed to last longer can still rust over time. Vinyl and aluminum fences will never rust! They are built to withstand the elements and require no maintenance beyond the occasional rinse with the hose if they are dirty.

What fence material is right for you?

When choosing fence materials, it’s important to think about why you’re installing a fence in the first place. If privacy is your top concern, a no-maintenance gapless vinyl fence is the most logical choice. If you’re adding a pool fence but still want to be able to see the kids swimming, an ornamental aluminum fence will look great and maintain visibility.

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