The Benefits of Chain Link Fencing

by | May 19, 2023 | Chain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing is one of the most popular options for both residential and commercial use. While it may not look as expensive or elegant as an entire wooden fence, chain link fences are a more practical and much more affordable way to get many of the same benefits as a “prettier” looking fence may offer. These benefits include additional security, increased value, and improved safety for your property.

Here, we will explore the many benefits of chain link fencing so you can determine if this type of fence is the right option for you!

Chain Link Fencing Benefits

Now, without further ado, let’s dive into some of the many benefits of chain link fencing.

Low Maintenance

One of the most significant benefits of chain link fencing is that it is incredibly easy to care for. All you need to do is clean it and check it for damage about twice a year, and you are all set! There are also a few different finishing options (galvanized, aluminized, or vinyl coating) that can prevent your chain link fence from rusting or gathering dirt.

If your fence does not have one of these finishings or has experienced some wearing, simply follow these steps to clean it. All you’ll likely need is a garden hose. Focus on any spots with notable rust and spray them with more pressure from the hose. If there is still rust, simply use a hard-bristled cleaning brush to remove it and give the location another spray-down.

Budget Friendly

In comparison to other types of fences and other fencing materials, chain link fences are quite affordable. They are typically among the least expensive to install, and since they do not require a lot of maintenance, they are also one of the most cost-effective in the long run. This makes chain link fencing an excellent solution for anyone building a fence on a budget.

Increases Property Value

Whether you are planning to sell your home soon or are simply thinking about the long term, installing a fence is an incredibly easy way to increase your property value. Opting for a chain-link fence is also a great option because it offers the benefits of having a fence without obscuring your property from anyone considering it.

Additionally, many homeowners look for homes with fences because they offer increased security and safety. This is especially true for families or individuals who are looking to start a family.


Chain link fencing is incredibly tough. It is made from interlocking coated steel wire, and when taken care of properly, it can last a very long time. In addition, because the fence has holes between the interlocking wires, it can resist moderately high winds, as the wind is allowed to pass through the fence rather than hitting it straight on. Chain link fencing also performs well in other weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and hail.

chain link fencingEasy to Repair

Another significant benefit of chain link fencing is that if a part of your fence gets damaged, you do not have to worry about replacing the whole fence. Any damaged pieces of fencing can be cut out and replaced relatively easily. Additionally, repairs are rarely even noticeable because you can get the same type and color of coating as the rest of your fencing!

Improved Security for Your Yard

Installing a fence of any kind is a great way to prevent people from entering your property without invitation. The simple truth is that a fence makes it harder to enter a property, which increases the risk of being seen and caught. This deters many people from trying to get onto your property and, therefore, can help you keep your property more secure.

Additionally, a chain link fence can also help deter many wild animals from entering your property, which is especially important if you have young children or pets that may get hurt or interact with them.

Provides Safety for Kids and Animals

Alongside providing improved security for the things in your yard, as mentioned above, chain link fencing also provides an additional level of protection for your family as well. Yards that are not fenced in can be dangerous for kids and animals because if left unattended, they may wander off of the property.

On the other hand, chain link fencing makes it incredibly challenging (if not impossible) for your kids or pets to escape from the yard. Additionally, if they do try to get out, you’ll have plenty of time to see them and prevent them from doing so.

Allows in More Sunlight

Unlike many other fences, chain link fences feature many small holes that let light into your property. This makes chain link fencing a fantastic solution for anyone who is looking for the added security that a fence offers but does not want to block out natural sunlight. This is especially great for individuals who love growing plants that require a lot of sunlight.

Easy Installation

The final benefit we’ll discuss here is installation. How long it takes to install a fence can vary depending on the type of fence, the perimeter of the yard, and even the type of ground you are installing on.

You may worry about how much work it will be to install a fence on your property, but with chain link fencing, you do not have to worry. In comparison to many other types of fencing, chain link fencing is incredibly easy to install, and you can also have your fence professionally installed to ensure that it is going to be sturdy and compliant with any regulations from your state, city, or other body (like a homeowners association).

Ready to Get Your Chain Link Fencing?

Chain link fences have been around for a long time simply because they are great at keeping your property and loved ones safe at an affordable price.

So, are you thinking about a chain link fence for your property? Draper Fencing Company has been serving Central Indiana for almost a decade and is committed to ensuring that each and every customer is happy with their fence. We can help you ensure that you are getting the right fence for your needs and your property so that you can rest assured that your kids, pets, and the items on your property will be safe behind a sturdy and secure fence.

Contact us today at Draper Fencing Company for a free estimate on chain link fencing for your home!

Pete Cowden

Pete Cowden

Director of Sales and Operations

Pete Cowden grew up on the west side of Indianapolis. He attended St Michael’s School from kindergarten through eighth grade before going to North Central High School. Pete won a state championship in Rugby and graduated with an Indiana Honors diploma from North Central in 2007.

After graduating high school, Pete joined the Army. He served three tours of duty as a US Army Ranger. Eventually his injuries built up leading to a medical retirement. After retiring from the Army, Pete attended Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis. In 2015 Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in International Studies. 

Pete spent some time working with his fellow veterans in Washington D.C as well as right here in Indianapolis before moving into the fencing industry. Pete began working for Draper Fencing Company in 2021. 

Initially Pete worked primarily as an estimator. He learned quickly the challenges fence installers face and how to overcome them. He constantly gathered feedback from his crews to ensure he was setting them and the customer up for success. 

Pete now manages the entire company. He has managed the building of millions of dollars of fencing projects from small downtown yards to large commercial projects. Draper Fencing Company installs a wide range of products from commercial chain link to ornate custom cedar fences. Pete leads a production department that has over forty five years of fence building experience.

A big part of managing the company is making sure he understands not just how to build a fence but knowing what customers want. He stays up to date on permitting and code enforcement. Part of his job now is to put his years of experience into writing blogs on our website. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with our customers and our blog posts are an extension of that.