When it’s time to install a new fence for your commercial business, chain link is one of the most appealing materials. Despite its low price, it is immensely effective at boosting your business’ security. But even once you’ve settled on this fencing material, you still have to decide what kind of chain link is best for you. Today, we’ll describe the difference between vinyl coated and galvanized chain link fences.
What They Both Do
Before we dive into what distinguishes vinyl coated and galvanized chain link from one another, let’s go over what they have in common. Both of them essentially accomplish the same task: they protect your chain link fence from corrosion and rust. Both of them are about equally effective at achieving this task.
Now, let’s take a look at what sets them apart from one another.
Vinyl Coated Chain Link
These days, vinyl coating is an immensely popular option for protecting your chain link fence from corrosion. Let’s get this out of the way: vinyl coating is generally more expensive than galvanization. But what it lacks in affordability it makes up for in terms of aesthetics.
Vinyl coated chain link has a pleasant, almost ‘soft’ appearance. There is also a wide array of different colors on the market from which you can choose. That said, its beauty may be marred over time, as vinyl is more prone to cracking than galvanization. Your vinyl coating is only beautiful so long as it doesn’t break off.
Galvanized Chain Link
Now, let’s move onto galvanization. As we’ve already stated, this is the cheaper option. But you can’t really say it’s inferior; because it is not so prone to cracking and breaking off as vinyl, it is the slightly more durable option.
As we hinted at earlier, galvanized chain link does have a colder, more industrial appearance than the alternative. It’s up to you to decide whether that’s a bad thing. Many commercial businesses simply don’t care too much about the appearance of their chain link fence, and they don’t have to. In many settings, chain link serves a purely utilitarian function.
Whether you choose vinyl coated or galvanized chain link fencing for your commercial business, you really can’t go wrong. Whatever choice you do make, you can rest assured that your fence will be protected from corrosion for years to come.
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.