Chain-Link Vs. Cedar Fencing | Which One Is Best For You?

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Chain-Link Vs. Cedar Fencing | Which One Is Best For You?

7 August 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you buy a fencing material, you need to look at more than just the cost of your fence. Instead, you also need to think about your primary reason for installing a fence and how much maintenance different materials will require. For example, if you are simply looking to mark a boundary, and you don't want to worry about a lot of upkeep, then you should consider purchasing a chain-link fence.

On the other hand, if you want an attractive privacy fence and are willing to perform some maintenance, then a cedar fence might be a better choice:

An Analysis of Chain-Link Fencing

Many factors combine to determine the cost of different fencing materials, but in general chain-link fencing will be less expensive than cedar fencing. It will also require less maintenance in that all you really need to do is keep plants from climbing on the fence, which can weigh it down and cause it to deform. The standard chain-link fence won't offer much in the way of privacy but is an efficient way to mark a boundary. On the other hand, by sliding thin slats between the wires of your fence, you can provide more of a screen that will help to shield your yard from the view of passerby.

An Analysis of Cedar Fencing

Cedar is a natural material, so if you want to choose a fencing material that is good for the environment, cedar is the way to go. The natural wood grain of a cedar fence is often imitated—as is the case with some vinyl fencing—but the natural look is popular with readers for it's genuine look and feel. Thus, a cedar fence can add a unique beauty to your yard.

Furthermore, the slats that make up the fence will provide an effective boundary and create privacy. The main downside to owning a cedar fence is that it will require upkeep. Whenever the color of your fence starts to fade, you should treat it with a wood sealant in order to maintain the integrity of the fence. 

Cedar fencing can be quite expensive, so if you are looking for a way to keep costs low while still adding an attractive boundary to your home, you should consider combining chain link and wood fences. For example, you could use wooden posts to support the chain link, or reinforce a rail fence with chain link to prevent pets and children from crawling through the rails of the fence.

Before you commit to a fencing material discuss your reasons for building a fence and your available budget with a fencing contractor so that you can make an informed decision. Contact a company such as Quality Chain Link Fencing to learn more.