In our previous post we discussed value of galvanized chain link fencing. In this post we will take a look at vinyl-coated chain link fencing.
Vinyl coated chain link fencing is exactly as it sounds, a chain link fence that is sealed with vinyl. The vinyl coating is usually applied to a galvanized chain link, adding another barrier to the elements which extends the life of a chain link fence even longer.
There is a difference in how the vinyl is put over the chain link. An “extruded” vinyl covering doesn’t provide as strong an adherence to the chain link as an “extruded and bonded” covering.
An extruded vinyl, once cut, can be peeled off the galvanized steel wire while an extruded and bonded vinyl can’t. The latter needs to be sliced off, kind of like peeling an apple.
While the coating extends the life of a galvanized fence, the main reason homeowners choose a vinyl coated chain link fence is for its appearance.
The vinyl comes in several colors, most popular being black chain link and green chain link. Both provide chain link a distinct look and help it blend in with the natural environment. The vinyl coating includes the posts, caps and rails used in installing a chain link fence.