Your decision whether to install wood or chain link will be determined by several factors.  Many variables come into play.  The information here should enable you to make an informed decision.

Chain Link

  • Most economical
  • Life expectancy of 15 to 30 years depending on grade of chain link
    (ie. residential or commercial) and snow load 
  • Quickest installation
  • Easiest to follow grade changes
  • Black vinyl chain link blends in well with vegetation
  • Allows for a virtually unobstructed view


  • Figure on twice the price of chain link
  • Life expectancy of 15 to 30 years dependent on wind and ground moisture
  • Longer installation time
  • Must step fence to accommodate steeper grade changes
  • Most aesthetically pleasing
  • Offers best privacy

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Fortress Fencing
Blyth, Ontario

Tel: 519-357-0237
Fax: 519-887-9746