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3 Uses for Residential Chain Link Fences

uses for residential chain link fences

Residential chain link fences can be used for several purposes including fencing in gardens.

Residential chain link fences are one of the most popular residential fencing options on the market. This type of fence is strong, stable, easy to maintain, and relatively inexpensive. It satisfies most residential needs easily, including security and privacy, and keeping kids and pets contained to your property. This makes it a natural choice for many homeowners when deciding on their backyard fence. However, there are three more uses for residential chain link fencing that you may have never considered before. 


Chain link can be used to create complete storage cages, which have multiple residential uses. Many homeowners use this type of structure as a large outdoor kennel for dogs. Smaller versions can also be used as secure storage for yard tools or equipment. These types of storage cubes can be hung from the garage ceiling to increase secure storage in the garage or create a storage area for dangerous items that will stay secure from kids.  


For most people, “decoration” is the last thing that they think of when they envision residential chain link fences. These fences are at best seen as utilitarian, but they don’t have to be. Chain link makes the perfect structure for a vertical garden since it gives climbing plants something to climb up. Alternatively, you can hang pots and artwork from chain link fencing easily. You can also use the acrylic sheets that provide privacy when woven through the chain link to create art by using different colors. Strings of lights are another easy way to add decoration and visual interest to a chain-link fence since it is easy to weave the strings through. Chain link can also be easily colored with spray paints to create a unique look. While this may not be as classically elegant as a decorative metal fence, it will add its own version of curb appeal and be just the thing to snag the right buyer.


Residential chain link fences can make an effective partition in yards and buildings. While using chain-link partitions in buildings is more common in commercial sectors, where they are often used to restrict access to certain areas or keep people away from dangerous machinery, they can be used residentially as well. Basement storage is one place where chain-link partitions can be useful, especially in multi-family residential dwellings. 

Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC

Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Flickr.

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