What To Know About Commercial Chain Link Fencing

25 September 2018
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Commercial chain link fencing is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to secure a location, especially if there's a long perimeter on a property. It also can be very effective for customers who need to break properties into sections. If you're curious how it might benefit your business, these four concerns are worth keeping in mind.

Materials and Colors

The reputation of commercial chain link fencing, a product thought of as metallic and shiny, is overdue for a rethink. Improvements in materials, especially vinyl, mean that chain link systems now come in a variety of colors. They also can be customized for an array of locations. This makes it is easy to install a fence and have it blend in against the scenery or a building.

It's not a bad idea to purchase an additional supply of fencing. This will allow you to match the existing appearance of your fence when a section needs to be replaced. If you buy metal fencing, be sure you have a space where it can be stored without encouraging rusting.


A commercial chain link fencing system represents one of the simplest types of security that can be installed. It impedes the ability of people to get into a site, and it may deter many types of animals from wandering onto a property. Chain link fences are also sometimes used by companies to designate different zones, serving the practical purpose of making sure that, for example, vehicles stay parked outside of a storage or hauling area. The fences are also sometimes used to route people into queues.

Local Requirements

It's a good idea to check with local compliance officers about exactly where a commercial chain link fence can be placed at your location. Many local governments place restrictions on how close a fence can be to a property, and most have restrictions on how high a fence can stand. There may also be rules for how a fence has to be secured to the ground.


When putting in a fence, you may hear a lot of sales talk about warranties, but you need to be clear about what is covered and who deals with an issue if there is one. If possible, try to get a warranty from the installer that covers both materials and workmanship. This will ensure that any problem that pops up will be resolved by them directly.