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The Differences Between Chain Link & Privacy Wood Fences January 21, 2019

Makakilo - Kapolei - Honokai Hale, Ewa
The Differences Between Chain Link & Privacy Wood Fences, Ewa, Hawaii

If you’re planning to install a fence on your property, one of the most important considerations is functionality. Whether it’s to keep out nosy neighbors or prevent your dog from running off, each fencing material has its own uses and benefits. While chain link and privacy fences are two popular choices among homeowners, understanding the benefits of each can help you determine which style is best for your home.

Chain Link vs. Wood Fence

Chain Link

fenceThese fences are typically used in industrial settings or for utilitarian purposes, such as enclosing a yard with a pet. They have a mesh material with large spaces, so they aren’t ideal for yards that require privacy. This mesh also allows in plenty of natural sunlight, making it a good choice for vegetable and flower gardens, so you might want to install this inside your yard to keep pets away from plants. A significant advantage of chain link fences is their durability and easy maintenance. This material has an average life span of 20 years, is made from galvanized metal, and is treated to prevent rusting.

Privacy Wood

Wood fences are more aesthetically pleasing than chain link fences, and they’re available in a wide variety of styles, materials, and finishes to complement the exterior of any home. This type of fence is also the best choice for homeowners who wish to have privacy since there’s little to no space between the planks. Privacy fences are popular for homeowners with pool area or a yard where children play. A wood fence has an average life span of about 15 years, and unlike chain fences, they require annual painting and staining to prevent issues, like plank warping and rotting and termite infestations.


Whether you’re in the market for a chain link or a privacy fence, ask your contractor to turn to the team at Hawaii Fence Supply in Kapolei. This locally owned business offers fences and gates in a wide array of materials and styles for residential, commercial, and military clients. Their assortment of fences and boundaries will add value, aesthetic appeal, and security to your property. Their team of experts will work with your contractor to find a fence that meets your budget, needs, and lifestyle. If you’re in need of a new fence, ask your contractor to send a message online or call (808) 682-0086 to schedule a consultation.

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