Chain link fences are a cost-effective, durable fencing option, but sometimes not the most exciting to look at. There are several cosmetic improvements you can make to a chain link fence to enhance its appearance and improve its aesthetic appeal.
It is important to note that many of these improvements may not be viable if your fence is particularly old or in disrepair. Contact Florifence if your existing chain link fence is in need of repair or replacement before proceeding with these projects.
One suggestion is to add slats. Installing slats on your chain link fence can help improve its appearance and give the occupants of the property more privacy. Slats are available in a variety of materials and colors, such as vinyl, aluminum, or wood. Hedge slats are also available to replicate the look of a hedge along your fenceline. Most slats are easy to install. One drawback, though, is that they increase wind load on the fence, so again, if your fence is old or in disrepair, slats may not be your best option.
Next, have you considered painting your chain link fence? Painting your fence can give it a fresh and new look. Choose a color that complements the exterior of your house or the surrounding landscape. Before painting, make sure to clear the area of any weeds, tall grass, vines, bushes, etc., so that your painting space is as clear as possible. You should also consider power-washing the fence before painting to remove any rust or corrosion so the paint goes on smoothly.
Adding planters to your chain link fence can help soften its look and add more multi-dimensional greenery to your yard. Consider using hanging planters or attaching planter boxes to the fence using brackets, bolts, hooks, wire, zip ties or another type of fastener. You can attach decorative panels to your chain link fence to add more visual interest. These panels are available in a variety of materials, such as wood, vinyl, or metal.
If you have a creative flair, some outdoor art pieces could be suitable to hang on your chain link fence, adding a unique and personal touch to your yard. Consider selecting a metal sculpture, wind chimes, or other decorative objects which can be hung from the chain link.
Finally, some lights woven into or hung on your chain link fence can help improve its appearance and illuminate your yard at night. Consider using solar-powered lights or low-voltage landscape lighting for an eco-friendly option.
Any combination of these options on your chain link fence will add some interesting visual detail to your yard. The Florifence team is available for your fence installation or maintenance needs, give us a call today.