Chain Link Fences in Central New York: The Basics


Chain link fencing is a versatile solution which has proven to be useful for many Central New York properties.  In this article, we will explore the basic information you need to know if you are considering chain link fencing for your Central New York home or business.


Myth: Chain Link Fencing is Ugly

If you have an image of an old rusty bent chain link fence, you may be surprised how far chain link fencing has come in recent years.  Like all other types of fencing and home improvement items, chain link fences have greatly benefited from new materials and new installation techniques.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the improvements we have seen in chain link fencing.


Chain Link Fences for Security

Central NY Fence Company Chain Link Security Fence
Chain Link Security Fence
Chain link fences are surprisingly secure.  While some styles of standard residential chain link fencing  can be easily climbed, there are many options that can be used to make the chain link fence one of the MOST secure options you can use in New York for both residential and commercial applications.  If security is a major motivator for you when choosing your next fence, allow us to show you some of the awesome security options available to properties in Central New York.


Chain Link Fences for Privacy?

Central NY Fence Company Chain Link Privacy Fence
Privacy Chain Link Fence
By adding colored privacy slats to your chain link fence, you can add a tremendous amount of privacy to your residential fence or commercial fence.  Perfect for backyards and pools, chain link fencing with privacy slats is perhaps the most versatile fence option for many different applications across New York.


Most Popular Options for Chain Link Fences in New York

Shown below are some of the most popular options to customize your chain link fence to meet your needs.  Please be aware, that not all options and colors are available at all times.


Central NY Fence Company Galvanized Chain Link Fence
Galvanized Chain Link Fence

Galvanized Chain Link Fence

This is the “traditional” or standard chain link fence that is commonly used on homes and businesses in New York. Simple galvanized chain link can be the least expensive option of all fences (depending on the grade and specs of your specific situation). Galvanized chain link fences are rust-resistant and require minimal care.  They are a great solution for many New York residential and commercial applications.


Central NY Fence Company PVC Coated Chain Link Fence
PVC Coated Black Chain Link Fence

PVC and Polymer Coated Chain Link Fence

PVC is a plastic coating while Polymer is a powdered coating. Both options provide a rubberized coating across the metal to give it a nice look and touch, while also protecting from rust and weather damage common in New York. PVC comes in a variety of colors with black, green and brown being the most popular ones.


Central NY Fence Company Privacy Chain Link Fence
Privacy Slatted Black Chain Link Fence

Slatted Chain Link Fences

These fences simply involve adding slat inserts into the link material, offering additional coverage and privacy for New York homeowners. This will increase the price, not just for the cost of the slats, but it will also nearly double the labor and the specs of the fence. This is due to the need to withstand the extra wind loads that the slats will cause.

Slatted chain link fences also offer a much more visually appealing style for many people. These slats are made from robust materials like PVC that come in various colors and finishes, making them one of the more versatile style options available.


Learn More About Chain Link Fences in New York 

Make sure to visit our Chain Link Fence page on our website for more information and more photos of chain link fences we have installed in New York and the surrounding area.

Ready to Work With the Best New York  Fence Company?

The fence experts at Williams Fence would love to have the opportunity to show you why we are one of Central New York’s highest-rated fence companies.  Call us toll free at (315) 841-4910 or Contact Us online. As always, no risk or obligation – and no hard sales tactics, just friendly service!