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5 Chain-Link Fence Myths Debunked

5 Chain-Link Fence Myths Debunked hercules GSA

There are a lot of myths surrounding chain link fencing that could deter you from buying and installing one.

Most commercial and residential property owners think wood or vinyl fences are the only options for securing their property. That is due to the stigma caused by misconceptions about chain-link. In fact, chain link fences can be a good fit be for just about any property. There are a lot of myths surrounding chain link fencing that could deter you from buying and installing a chain-link fence. Let’s go over some of the common myths about chain-link fences.

Too Much Maintenance

A common misconception about chain link fencing is it rusts easily and is difficult to clean and repair. But, chain link fences are coated with galvanized material to stop corrosion. And the only cleaning required is a pressure washer to provide further protection against deterioration. Additionally, repairing a chain-link fence is easier and more affordable than fixing vinyl or wood fencing.

Unattractive Appearance

People tend not to install chain fences on their property because they are not that attractive to look at. However, you can customize the size and color of your chain link commercial fence to fit the aesthetics of your property. Additionally, the chain design allows for an almost unobstructed view of your home and yard. Thus, chain link fencing can enhance the beauty of your home and property. 


This is one of the most misleading myths since chain link fences are one of the most affordable fencing options, especially if you are securing a large area. Unlike other fence materials that come in individual panels or posts, chain link comes in a roll that can be stretched between poles. If you are fencing a large area, the savings of a chain-link fence can be significant. 


Many people are turned off from chain-link fencing because they believe that it makes too much noise. If you are concerned about high winds shaking your fence, heavy wire can be woven through the metal and around the posts to prevent the chains from banging together. If you’re concerned about noise, the fix is straightforward. In fact,  it can be completed during installation to give you total peace of mind.

Not Secure Enough

The gaps within a chain-link fence make it look like it would be easy to climb. But that is not true at all since modern fences can come equipped with several extra security layers, such as barbed wires, razor wires, and more. For more information on how to add extra security to your fence, feel free to contact Hercules GSA to find the right fence to fit your needs.

Contact Hercules GSA Today!

Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.

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