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Should I Buy Chain Link or Aluminum Fencing?

As owners of a family-owned company, we at Montco Fence gladly field questions from our customers concerning fences. After all, any company or family that has decided to buy a fence has made a big decision, and they want to be sure that they are making the smartest purchase. Sometimes the decision comes down to two types of fencing, such as chain link or aluminum. Customers wish to know:

  • which of the two choices will better suit their needs,
  • the cost involved, and
  • how long the fence will last.

If you have narrowed your choices to a chain link or aluminum fence but you are "on the fence" as to which is best for your property, here are a few things to consider:

1) Both fences will offer your home or business the security you seek. Additionally, a manufacturer may choose a taller chain link fence with barbed wiring as extra security to keep intruders out. An aluminum fence is not just attractive around your yard but is often chosen as a protective perimeter around the family pool. Although neither option offers you complete privacy, either can be an attractive addition to your property.

2) Chain and aluminum offer years of durability with few  maintenance issues. Chain link is usually the least expensive option among fencing choices and while aluminum can be more expensive than say wood, it often pays for itself in the long run by not needing maintenance and upkeep. Both fences will stand up to moisture, snow, and sun.

3) Many worry about chain link fences because they often remember badly installed fences surrounding an abandoned property. Properly installed fences will not sag and though style options are fewer with chain link, there are vinyl covered choices which offer an attractive look. Aluminum fencing has many style options (we offer 15!) and colors and works beautifully if you have hills or land that slopes.

The friendly team at Montco fence is ready to answer all your questions about your fencing needs. As a fence contractor, we will work with you from the decision-making process to the final installation. Visit us in one of our two locations in Bechtelsville or Limerick Pennsylvania or contact us today by phone or email.

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