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3 Fencing Materials Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of three popular fencing materials.

The material that goes into a security fence is one of the most important elements of good perimeter protection. Fortunately, there are tons of great options for fencing materials. However, not all of them are equal, and different materials will work better depending on what you are looking for. Here are the pros and cons of three popular fencing materials.

Chain Link

Chain link is a great standard for most security fences. The pros of chain link is that is it is cost-effective and easy to install. Chain link is versatile, and it can be coated in polymer in various colors for waterproofing. Chain link is also easy to repair or replace and is completely recyclable. The drawback to chain link fence is that it isn’t as strong as other fencing materials on its own. 


Another great choice for fences is aluminum. Like chain link, aluminum is a very versatile and flexible material. You can have aluminum made into nearly any shape you would like for your fence. Aluminum is very low maintenance; it is lightweight but durable, and it doesn’t rust, corrode, or crack. And it is also recyclable as well. The main cons of aluminum fencing is that it has weak impact resistance. Also, you will have to spend more if you want a high strength grade aluminum.


Of all the fencing materials, steel is probably the strongest. It resists impacts and is much less prone to denting or bending. Steel has many of the versatile benefits of aluminum with much more strength. However, steel can be expensive and high maintenance. It is likely to corrode in wet and salty conditions and may need regular sanding to stay in good condition.

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