If you are looking at fencing options for your home, consider vinyl coated chain link. This overlooked option can be an excellent choice.
1. Rust Resistant
Coating metal chain link fencing in vinyl more or less ensures that there will be no rust concerns. Rust happens on chain link fences when the galvanized surface is scratched, thus exposing it to water and oxygen. If the metal is coated in vinyl, then it is less likely to suffer the damages that lead to rust. In turn, this means your fence will last longer and won't develop unsightly rust damage.
Vinyl coated fences need little if any maintenance. You can rinse them off with a hose occasionally if you like, but otherwise, the only necessary maintenance is regular inspections. During an inspection, look for things like loose fittings or gate hardware that needs to be lubricated. If the vinyl coating becomes damaged, You will need to repair it with vinyl repair tape so the metal underneath doesn't rust.
There are a couple of ways that a vinyl coating makes a fence more attractive. First and foremost, it prevents unattractive rust, corrosion, and discoloration from forming on the fence. Second, the vinyl itself can be customized to match your building or home. Vinyl coatings come in a range of colors for you to choose from. You can even opt for a green vinyl, which allows the fence to blend in with landscaping so that it doesn't detract from the curb appeal of your home.
An issue with chain-link fences, especially for those that have children, is that the woven chain can pinch little fingers when they grasp the fence for any reason. This isn't a problem when the chain is coated in vinyl because there are no gaps for a finger to slide into. Further, vinyl coatings decrease the openings in the chain, which makes it harder for feet to slip in so climbing is more difficult. A harder to climb fence can help keep small kids safely in the yard.
Compared to most other fence options, chain link is the most cost-effective choice. This is compounded by the fact that it also lasts decades and needs no costly maintenance as it ages. Vinyl coated chain link only costs a little more than a regular chain link and provides even more benefits.
Contact a fence contractor in your area to learn more about vinyl coated chain link fences.