Call to get a free quote   (613) 833-1818

An excellent way to enclose and secure your backyard is with chain link fencing. Its interlocking and woven mesh wire make it very sturdy and reliable, and its versatility offers many advantages over other types of fencing, especially when it comes to the price. These are a few reasons why it’s one of the most widely used fencing materials in Canada.

Cost Effective

The reason why chain link fencing has become incredibly popular over the years is due to its cost-effectiveness. Because it is manufactured as a continuous sheet, it is more cost effective to create. This also makes the installation a little cheaper as well. Again, the proper installation is paramount in saving money on your fence installation. If not professionally installed, you may be replacing it after a winter or two.  If you’re working on a budget but don’t want to compromise durability and reliability, chain link fencing is the best option for you.

Highly Secure

A chain link fence won’t offer you much privacy, but it will provide you with an extra layer of security. The interlocked steel wires and zigzag pattern make it difficult to climb or hold onto. Plus, it’s see-through so you can always know what’s going on around your property. And if you want even more security, the fences can be made as high as you desire.

Strong and Durable

One of the biggest advantages of chain link fences is that they can be made from a number of materials. Galvanized steel coated is incredibly strong and can last for decades. These types of fences are also designed to withstand conditions that other fences would not do as well in.

Variety Of Design Options

Chain link fencing comes in a variety of design options beyond silver steel. So you can choose a colour that better suits your taste and home.

Easy To Repair

Unlike wood, a chain link fence is easy to repair if it becomes damaged. All that’s needed is for a section to be cut out and replaced — it’s as easy as that.

Fast Installation

Best of all, it takes little time to have a chain link fence installed. Our team at Ideal Fence can have it up for you in only a short period of time so that you can keep your home, kids, and pets within sight.

You can rely on heavy-duty steel fencing from our team at Ideal Fence. We only use the highest-grade materials from the best suppliers in North America. You can rest assured that you’ll get superior workmanship and customer service when you hire our team. Contact us today!

What are the Pros of Chain Link Fence?


One of the best things about chain link fencing is that it is very durable. If you want your fencing to hold up for many years then check into purchasing a larger gauge. The larger the gauge, the more sturdy and strong the fencing will be. When properly installed, chain link fence should last for 15 years. If you live in an area with diverse weather extremes, it will be harder on your fence, no matter which type you invest in. But chain link fencing is bug and termite resistant. You can also get it coated, which will help with longevity. Black chain link fence is the most popular.


Chain link fences can be used in any area where fencing needed. Even when it comes to putting in a privacy fence, you can order chain link fence with vertical slats, which reduce the transparency by 80%. Whether it is to keep a business secure or a pet safely in the yard, chain link fencing is more affordable and versatile than ever before.

Pricing for Chain Link Fence

The cost of chain link fencing will vary from region to region, depend on the size of fence you need and vary from contractor to contractor, but not by much. There are many variables which contribute to the cost of installing your fence. The grade of your property, the consistency of the soil and any obstacles like trees. There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to properly installing a fence which will last for decades.

Whether you will be using fencing for your business or private residence it is best to have it professionally installed. Proper installation is the key to a worry-free fence. The last thing you want is to have to fix, repair or replace it after a couple of seasons or a harsh winter because it was not installed properly. We suggest avoiding the cheapest quote. Get a contractor who has been around for some time and will stand behind their install.

Here are a few questions that you will need to be asking…

1. Will the contractor come out and see the area that you want fenced in? There are many variables which contribute to the cost of the installation. The grade of your property, the consistency of the soil and any obstacles like trees. Make sure they come out and give you a quote based on seeing your property to avoid any last minute surprises.

2. What will the contractor be using for posts and gates? There are many options for applying your own personal style to a fence. Posts, caps and gates are a few design features that can enhance your property.

3. Will the contractor help you design the look of the area you want to have fenced in? A good contractor will take the time to help you decide what will work best for your particular needs.

The Cons of Chain Link Fence

Although there are many good things about chain link fence there are a couple of things you will want to keep in mind.

Privacy Fences

If you are looking for a fence to make your yard private, for obvious reasons, chain link may not be your best choice. But there is the option to get it with slats, which will increase your privacy, but also cost a little more. Consider investing in wood or PVC vinyl fences to provide the privacy that you need.

Curb Appeal

Fences Even with the advances in coatings for chain link fencing, they are still a more functional than stylish choice of fencing. A mental, ornamental or wrought iron fence are the most common types of fence for raising your property value and your curb appeal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chain link fencing is economical, low maintenance and long-lasting. If you’re looking to boost the security of your property without breaking the bank, a chain link fence is an ideal choice.

Chain link fencing can be manufactured in a variety of different heights. The most common sizes are 3ft, 5ft, and 6ft, however, almost any height is possible. The diamond shapes and mesh length can also vary depending on the size of the fence. Contact us today to learn more.

Ideal Fence offers more colours for your chain link fencing than just silver. We also offer black, green, white and brown.

The chain link framework is coated in powder-coated steel and the mesh uses a vinyl coating. These coatings are applied over the steel to provide superior protection from rust and corrosion and to create a more attractive finish.

For residential applications, we use a more rounded style of selvage that does not contain any sharp points that could otherwise cut someone or hurt your pets.

Yes, we do. However, privacy slats are not designed to withstand the weight of snow and ice. If you’re looking for a fence that provides more privacy, we recommend exploring wood or vinyl options as a viable alternative.

If you’re installing a chain link fence, especially for the purposes of surrounding a pool, you need to consider the height and location requirements as set out by the municipal by-laws. For your convenience, our consultants will help you understand all the factors you need to consider before putting in a chain link fence.

With the right maintenance and care, your chain link fence can last a long time. To enhance its lifespan, applying a rust-resistant coating every year can help to protect the fence against corrosion. To protect the coatings from the elements, it’s also recommended to clean the fence regularly with soap and water.

Yes, in fact, a chain link fence is one of the best solutions for a backyard that has a slope and other changes of grade.

Call us today @ 613.833.1818

Request a Quote

Need a professional fence installation? Get in touch with our experts today!

Client Testimonials

A very positive experience from sale to completion of installation. Would highly recommend for a professional installation.

Trever Morrison, Kare-Mor

My experience dealing with the guys from Ideal fence were first class. René the owner, from beginning to end , kept communication on point throughout the entire job. Considering this was my first large scale fencing project, I couldn’t have asked for things to go as smooth, and the very large crew of men ensured things wouldn’t drag on. I thank Rene and his entire staff for a great job, cheers to the gentle giant!!

Matthew Leger, Maintenance Manager at Paramount Properties

As a fellow tradesman, I have gotten to know Francis Cote and his team quite well. He is detail-oriented, hardworking and focuses on the client is exceptional. If you are looking for someone to help you with your fencing project, Francis and his team would be an excellent choice. We recommended them to all our clients.

Dan Barnabe, Chief Estimator at Stone by Design

Owning a landscape construction company, I have worked with many contractors. When I contacted Ideal fence they provided me with prompt and professional service. I was impressed with their timeliness and clear effort it took to complete the job in a timely fashion. I have used them for multiple jobs since. My client was very happy with the finished product.

Ryan Crompton, Green Roots Landscaping
Scroll to top