Chain link fences, installed with the help of a company like General Fence Company, are highly functional and economical, making them a popular choice. However, compared to other fencing options, they aren't exactly the most aesthetically appealing. This doesn't have to be the case with your fence. There are a number of ways you can spruce up your chain link fence to make it look more appealing.
Consider painting your chain link fence. For the best results, you want to use an oil-based paint that has rust-inhibiting qualities. You can often find these qualities in aluminum flake paint. This type of paint creates an additional barrier, or seal, around the metal to protect it. When painting the fence, avoid using spray paint. For a better coat and clean up you want to use a roller for the chain link and a paint brush for the posts.
If you really want to mask the fence, consider planting a climbing garden. One great option is climbing vines. If you aren't fond of vines, other options include a Virginia creeper or an English ivy. Both of these options enhance the appeal of the fence and add a pop of color. Additionally, in terms of upkeep and care, maintaining a climbing garden won't be a difficult task.
Fence slats are also another way to enhance the look of your chain link fence. This is an especially great way to add color to your fence if you don't want to actually paint it. The slats are basically thin strips of wood, polyethylene or aluminum that are inserted through the chain link in a diagonal, horizontal or vertical form. In addition to enhancing the look of the fence, fence slats also increase the fence's privacy level.
If your existing chain link fence is starting to show signs of wear and tear and is in need of replacement, consider reaching out to an installation expert about a new, colored chain link fence. Some people are unaware that you can purchase this type of fence in a pre-coated color of your choice. This gives you the benefit of color, but since the color is sealed onto the fence, there is less risk of chipping. Black and green are two color options to consider.
You don't have to be stuck with a boring chain link fence if you don't want to. With a little creativity on your part you can enhance the look of your fence.