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What is the difference between chainlink and iron fencing?
June 11, 2018

Though they have some similarities, chainlink and wrought iron or ornamental iron fencing also have several important differences.

Here are some of the similarities and differences to consider if you are trying to decide between chainlink and iron fencing for your property.




If chainlink or iron fencing are at the top of your list, then privacy and noise reduction are likely not your priority. Both of these fencing options provide ample visibility, which is perfect if they are protecting an area that you’d like to be able to easily view, such as a pool or fenced off area for pets.

Both chainlink and wrought iron fencing also provide security for your property as they are durable and can be built with locking gates.



One of the main differences between wrought or ornamental iron fencing and chainlink fencing is the cost. While chainlink fencing is typically considered one of the cheapest options, iron fencing is often one of the most expensive.

This is not without reason. Although both fencing options provide security, wrought iron fencing is considered more durable and long-lasting. Most people also find iron fencing to be significantly more attractive than chainlink fencing. While chainlink is quite standard, ornamental iron can come in several different styles and is more customizable.

If you’re looking for something cost effective and practical, chainlink fencing is a great option for you. If you’re looking for something more aesthetically pleasing and that is more likely to raise the value of your property, then ornamental iron is the way to go.

Still can’t quite decide? Download our fencing guide for more information, or contact us to speak with an expert - we would be happy to help!

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