When it comes to cost-effective, durable, and low maintenance security fencing, chainlink is the go-to for most businesses. Unfortunately, chainlink is sometimes considered bland or boring. The good news is there are ways you can dress up a chainlink fence without adding too much onto the cost or maintenance needs.
One of the simplest options for a more attractive fence is to opt for vinyl coated chainlink. A black coating is excellent if you want a more formal looking fence, while kelly green coatings are attractive around large lawn areas because they blend in with the surroundings. Vinyl coatings aren't just attractive, though. The coating helps protect the fence from rust and corrosion, which prolongs the life of your fencing. Further, the openings in vinyl coated chainlink are also smaller, which makes it more difficult for would-be intruders to climb over the fence.
Decorative Post Finials
Most standard chainlink fencing comes with relatively plain round posts with flat or slightly rounded post caps. A simple and inexpensive way to give the fence more visual beauty is to trade out the boring post caps for decorative finials. There are many options away, from the traditional cannonball or cannonball on a pedestal finials to fleur-de-lis, highland spikes, or artichoke styles. Your fence contractor can show you all the finial options available so that you can choose the one that will best complement your building's exterior. One of the many spiked designs may be the best option if security is your main goal for the fence.
The bottom of a chainlink fence is the area that often becomes the least attractive. Grass and weeds can grow into the fencing or garbage can blow up against it and be difficult to remove. The use of lawn equipment near the bottom of the fence may cause the bottom of the chain to become damaged or warped. There is a simple solution for these issues — threshold installation. By installing a threshold that extends for several inches on either side of the fence, plants won't grow into the fencing so you won't need to use lawn equipment in the area. Further, it is much easier to remove any garbage or other debris from a fence with a threshold. You can have a simple concrete threshold installed, or you can opt for a decorative gravel or even a wood chip mulch, depending on the look you are going for.
Contact a commercial fencing service for more ideas on how to improve the look of a chainlink fence.