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It’s the Season to install a fence
May 29, 2024
It’s the Season to install a fence

As winter comes to an end and the days get longer, many homeowners start thinking about improving their outdoor space. One of the most popular home improvement projects is installing a fence, and there is no better time to do it than in the spring.
At Nordic Fencing, we have been installing fences for over 40 years, and we highly recommend getting your fence installed in the spring. Here are some reasons why:
1.    Mild Weather
Spring weather is typically mild, with moderate temperatures and less rainfall, making it an ideal time to install a fence. This weather is perfect for working outdoors, and the mild temperatures make it more comfortable to work outside for longer periods.
2.    Ground Conditions
Spring is the season when the ground is not too wet or too dry. This makes it easier to dig holes for fence posts, which is an essential part of the fence installation process. In addition, the soil is less compacted during springtime, which makes it easier to work with.
3.    Landscaping Opportunities
Spring is also a great time to get a fence installed because it allows for better landscaping opportunities. With new growth and blooming flowers, you can easily incorporate your new fence into your landscaping plans. Your fence can become a feature of your outdoor space that complements your plants and flowers.
4.    Summer Preparation
Installing a fence in the spring ensures that it will be ready for the summer months when people typically spend more time outdoors. A fence can provide privacy, security, and safety for your family, pets, and property during the summer.
5.    Availability
Spring is a busy season for fence contractors, but it’s also a great time to get your fence installed because contractors are more readily available. You won’t have to worry about waiting weeks or even months to get your fence installed, as you might during peak season in the summer.
At Nordic Fencing, we understand that a fence is an investment in your home, and we are committed to providing high-quality fence installation services. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help you design and install a fence that meets your needs and enhances your outdoor space.
•    In conclusion, if you’re thinking about installing a fence, spring is the best time to do it. Call Nordic Fencing today to schedule a consultation, and let us help you improve your outdoor space. 

•    (WRITTEN BY:fencejohnston)



A great fence can truly increase the value of a property, provide privacy and security, and be an asset for landscaping plans. The right fencing, with the right installation, offers years of benefit for any residential property.
We have a range of fencing options for any home, from decorative to secure, and a number of pet options, from dog runs to kennels and more. Our fencing is high quality and can meet the needs of any lot size, from inner city to acreage. We can help you prepare a budget, discuss your maintenance plans and provide you with options for your style and your property size. Then let us install, or DIY for a property value, security and style face lift!


Commercial fencing can be many different things, depending on what the business needs, and getting the right advice on what type of fencing you need makes a real difference to your bottom line as a business owner. 
Nordic's commercial fencing experts can help you find the type of fencing you need, as well as provide the product and installation, or arrange a rental of temporary fencing for your project.
We carry a wide range of commercial fencing options for purchase or rent and have a specialized team for material sourcing, planning, and installation.


Pros and Cons of Chain-Link Fencing
February 1, 2024
Pros and Cons of Chain-Link Fencing

Pros and Cons of Chain-Link Fencing

A chain-link fence is an affordable and effective fencing solution, but it’s not ideal for every situation. Before choosing this type of fence, you need to consider the pros and cons of chain-link fencing so you better understand if its benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

For example, a chain-link fence is not a good choice if you’re looking for something stylish. However, practicality is where chain-link fencing truly shines. It is easy to set up a chain-link fence and allows you to effectively mark the boundaries of your property line.

While this metal fence has been around for more than a century, there have been significant improvements in recent years – boosting the durability and quality of chain-link fencing. Some of these innovations even upgrade its aesthetics to a certain degree. Looking at the pros and cons of chain-link fencing can help you decide if it’s worth installing around your home.

Pros of Chain-Link Fencing

Affordability is a major factor that makes chain-link fences popular. Yes, it’s true that the average cost of chain-link fences is much cheaper than wood, but affordability is not the only criterion that entices homeowners to choose chain link over other types of fences. The following are the advantages of installing a chain-link fence:

✓ Budget-Friendly

Installing chain-link fences allows you to save a lot compared to other fence materials. From manufacturing to installation to maintenance, you will not incur a lot of expenses. That’s because the material and labor costs for the installation are cheaper. Since you don’t have to reapply paint or stain like with wooden fences, you also save on upkeep costs.

✓ Low-Maintenance

You may have seen older installations of chain-link fences looking rundown and having patches of rust. Note that it takes a lot of time (and negligence) for a chain-link fence to look ragged. And fortunately, manufacturers have addressed this issue, understanding that constant exposure to moisture can corrode the metal in the long run.

Moisture and rust: Today’s chain-link materials often come with a protective coating, so the metal you choose for your chain-link fence can either be invulnerable to rust or well-protected against the elements.

Regular cleaning: To clean this low-maintenance fence, you need only water and dish soap. You can even use a high-powered power washer without worrying about damaging your chain-link fence.

✓ Easy Installation

If you have the necessary tools and are confident with your DIY skills, you can install a chain-link fence yourself. It usually takes a weekend to set up your chain-link fence, but that time can be shorter or longer depending on the size of the area you need to enclose.

If you prefer to hire Nordic Fencing, you won’t pay a lot for the installation. Installation of chain-link fencing is simple, it also doesn’t require special tools. Plus, the materials for your new fence are lightweight, so there should be no additional labor cost compared to wrought-iron fences.

✓ Easy Repairs

Compared to wood fences, you won’t have to deal with issues such as:



Insect damage

That doesn’t mean your chain-link fence can’t be damaged.

A fallen tree or an intruder cutting through the chain-link warrant fence repairs. And repairs often are easy. Whether it’s the top rail or the chain link itself, the process usually involves cutting out the damaged part and replacing it with a new section – more or less patching it up.

✓ Highly Versatile

Chain-link fences are incredibly adaptable and commonly used for both commercial and residential properties. You can find chain-link fences used in front yards, sports fields, and around swimming pools, among other places. And if you use PVC-coated chain-link fencing, you can choose a color that matches your home.

Cons of Chain-Link Fencing

A chain-link fence is best at marking your property line, but consider these drawbacks of a chain-link fence:

✗ Lack of Privacy

On its own, chain-link is not a good option for a privacy fence. You can see through either side of the fence without exerting any effort. While you can always put slats in the chain link to improve privacy, it’s more of a temporary solution than a permanent one.

✗ Compromised Security

Chain-link fencing installed higher than 5 feet is common in manufacturing and industrial areas. Chain-link fences around businesses usually are topped off with barbed wire for added security. However, you should not mistake this setup as something you can use as a residential security fence.

Residential chain-link fence installations are usually just 4 to 5 feet tall, so trespassers can easily climb over them. Strong pliers can even cut through the fence from underneath. So if you’re planning to install a fence to protect your property line, keep in mind that there are taller fences and other fence types to choose from.

✗ Looks Unattractive

When it comes to curb appeal, chain-link falls short compared to other fences – especially since it has very limited design options. Chain-link fencing doesn’t have grains as wood does. You also cannot put a spear on top of every fence post. And even if you could, it won’t look as good as steel fences. Plus, you won’t be able to paint it with different colors unless you install a vinyl-coated chain-link fence.

✗ Doesn’t Increase Property Value

While installing chain-link fences will not reduce property value, it also won’t do anything to increase the value of your home. Most potential buyers prefer a house with a fence that is more suitable for residential use and is aesthetically pleasing.

Types of Chain Link Fences

Chain-link fences generally all look the same. However, you’ll find different types available based on the materials used.

Galvanized: These zinc-coated or galvanized fences are the most common material, available in 6 to 11.5 gauge – with 6 gauge being the strongest and thickest option. This type of chain-link fence is usually best for commercial properties.

Vinyl: With a vinyl-coated chain-link fence, you can prevent the sharp end of a wire or bracket from getting exposed. As such, it’s a safer fencing option for pets and children. Compared to other types of chain-link, this comes in a variety of colors to help enhance its look.

Aluminum: A weather and corrosion resistant material, chain-link fences made of aluminum are also lightweight and have high tensile strength. It has a long lifespan of up to 25 years and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Stainless steel: Stainless steel chain-link fences can survive harsh weather conditions like high winds. Compared to the other types, though, steel is the most durable of all, which is why it’s also the most expensive. It doesn’t break or sag easily, retaining its shape for a long time.

by Melanie Joseph | Updated: August 28, 2023

Swing or Slide Commercial or Residential Gates
November 19, 2023
Swing or Slide Commercial or Residential Gates

Swing or Slide Commercial or Residential Gates

What types of gates are there?

There are a variety of gates that are used for different applications. 

Single swing: Commonly referred to as a “walk” gate, these gates can be constructed in widths typically from 3ft to 20ft depending on the material used and purpose of the gate. With the proper design and materials, these gates can reach over 100ft in length. Swing gates can incorporate self-closing and latching hardware for use around swimming pools or automated electric access at the entrance of your driveway.

Double Swing: The double swing gate incorporates two leafs to create a larger opening. Double swing gates can be constructed for chain link, PVC vinyl, wood and ornamental steel fences. Ornamental gates at a driveway entrance, frequently referred to as Estate Gates, can be used in conjunction with a motorized gate operator to control access to a property, preventing unwanted intrusion. Motorized gates can be opened and closed by a number of means including keypads, card readers and garage door-style transmitters. The gate can be configured to close automatically after a car enters the property and to open automatically when a car is leaving the property.

Cantilever Gates: This gate is commonly thought of as a “sliding” gate. The gate itself does not touch the ground and is supported by rollers attached to large gate posts set to one side of the opening. The gate will have a tail that is used to support the gate when it is in the closed position.  The tail section is approximately half of the length of the opening. It is important to ensure that adequate storage space equal to the sum of the gate opening and tail section is available so that the gate can fully open. Cantilever gates can be constructed with all types of fencing, but will require a steel or aluminum frame.  These gates may be built to look like Estate swing gates or covered with vinyl, wood, etc. 

Rolling Gates: A less common type of “sliding” gate is the rolling gate. Rolling gates require a wheel on the front of the gate and a pipe track to support wheels located on the rear of the gate. These gates do not require a “tail” like the cantilever gate so that they can be used in situations where storage space is limited. Rolling gates with a V-Groove track and wheel assembly may also incorporate automated access control.

Overhead Track Gates:  Typically used in high security or industrial applications, overhead track gates will utilize an I-beam or bar truss system that extends over the opening and runs the length of the opening on either side.  The I-beam or bar truss will typically be placed close to 14ft above the opening to allow semi-truck traffic to clear.  Attached to and above the gate are trollies that run along the I-beam or track.   The number of trollies will depend on the length and weight of the gate.  As these gates are fully supported from above, automated access control may be used to safely open and close these gates.  Overhead track gates are extremely reliable as they travel through the opening from the track above.  

Vertical Lift Gates:  When there is no storage space on either side of the opening and a swing gate is not practical, you may need a vertical lift gate.  Typically used in industrial applications, vertical lift gates incorporate columns on each end of the gate that are tall enough to lift the gate straight-up to clear semi-truck traffic below.  Attached to the end of the gate are rollers or trucks that run vertically in tracks attached to the columns.  Utilizing counterbalance weights or garage door like springs, these gates will easily lift up and down with the use of an electric gate operator.

Vertical Pivot Gates:  Popular for sites that do not have the storage space for a slide gate but want affordable automated access control.  These gates are also popular for use where there is considerable snowfall.  These gates use a single gate panel to fill the opening.  On one end at the base of the panel, the gate panel has a pivot point with an axle assembly that is mounted to the gate operator.  On the same end at the top of the panel is attached a very large set of springs that runs from the gate panel into the rear of the gate operator.  These springs provide the counterbalance necessary to lift and pivot the gate.  Adjoining where the springs attach to the gate panel is the gate operator's mechanical arm that when activated, will pull the top of the gate back and down, pivoting on the axle assembly.  This causes the nose of the panel to rise and pivot back.  When in the full open position the panel is now rotated a full ninety degrees and standing upright out of the opening.

Swing or Slide Commercial or Residential Gates:  These gates will provide long-lasting operation you can count on.  Explore a wide variety of our automated gates and systems with smooth start and stop operations, as well as easy integration with LiftMaster access control technology.

Are you in the market for a new automatic gate? If so, it's important to choose the right one for your home or business.

Let NORDIC FENCING keep your business moving quickly and efficiently while making sure it remains safe and secure. Contact us today to discuss which gate and automated lift will work for you.


October 18, 2023


Constructed of galvanized steel with a polyester powder-coat finish, this fence offers strength, durability, and corrosion resistance in an attractive maintenance-free fence. Ornamental iron fences are available in a variety of heights and colors.

Ornamental iron fencing carries an elegant and timeless aesthetic that sets it apart from other types of fences. These fences are not only captivating and sophisticated, but they also offer significant durability and strength. Often, when opting for this type of fencing, customers are making a long-term investment in a product that can withstand the test of time and elements, making it a truly cost-effective choice.

Upgrade the value and visual appeal of your home or commercial property with the strength, beauty, and timeless allure of an ornament Fence

Ornamental fencing carries an elegant and timeless aesthetic that sets it apart from other types of fences. These fences are not only captivating and sophisticated, but they also offer significant durability and strength. Often, when opting for this type of fencing, customers are making a long-term investment in a product that can withstand the test of time and elements, making it a truly cost-effective choice.

Make this perennial favorite distinctly your own by selecting your desired height, style, or one of our many decorative gate options. An ideal choice for the modern and maintenance-free property, wrought iron fencing may also be customized to include an attractive gate for your practical yet elegant garden or pool enclosure.


If you’re considering an ornamental iron fence for your home or business, its important to know a few things so that you can make the right choices.


Ornamental iron fencing is commonly recognized by its intricate and decorative pattern, a key characteristic that sets it apart from other fencing options.

Typically, the iron is fashioned into elegant designs, ranging from simple geometric patterns to complex floral and vine motifs. The versatility in design choice makes ornamental iron fencing a popular choice for those looking to enhance their property's visual appeal.


When choosing your ornamental iron fence, the finish is an important factor to consider. The finish not only dictates the fence's appearance but also its durability and resistance to weathering.

Powder coating, for instance, is often used because it offers superior protection and comes in a variety of colors to suit any aesthetic preference. The most common colour is black, which complements many landscape designs, but other colors are available for those looking for a unique touch.


The strength and longevity of an ornamental iron fence are heavily dependent on its framework. This refers to the structure and design of the fence, as well as the thickness and quality of the iron used. It's crucial to ensure that the fence posts, rails, and pickets are of suitable diameter and thickness.

 At Nordic Industries Ltd, we take pride in using only the best materials for our ornamental iron fences to ensure the best possible durability and performance.

Nordic Fencing proudly carries a wide selection of ornamental Iron fencing options that can be used for just about anything our customers require.

Reach out for ideas and a quote on your next ornamental fencing project


Security Fencing For Residential & Commercial
September 14, 2023
Security Fencing For Residential & Commercial

Security Fencing

Security fencing, particularly chain link fencing with barbed wire, offers a formidable level of protection and deterrent that sets it apart from other fence types. This fencing option is not only exceptionally robust and impenetrable, but it also promises a long lifespan and resilient performance. When choosing this type of fencing, customers are making a solid investment in a product that is designed to stand firm against both time and external threats, making it a truly cost-effective and secure choice.

At Nordic Fence, we specialize in delivering first-rate security fence installations. We provide you with the assurance and confidence that you've invested in a tremendously sturdy and efficient security fence. Our seasoned professionals have numerous years of experience, delivering exceptional quality and dedication to our clients' security needs. When you choose a security fence from Nordic Fence, you're not just purchasing a fence, but making a commitment to a lifetime of security, strength, and peace of mind.



Security Fencing For Residential & Commercial

Choosing to install a security fence, particularly chain link fencing with barbed wire, significantly boosts the durability and security of your property. At Nordic Fence, we are specialists in both residential and commercial fencing solutions. For those seeking an added level of protection, we offer the option of barbed wire that increases the fence's deterrent factor without compromising its sturdiness and functionality. This way, you can enjoy the perfect blend of security and robustness at once.


There are several types of security chain-link fences available on the market, each with its own unique features. The most common types are:


• Galvanized security chain-link fencing. Most properties have this chain link style, made of high-quality steel. It's characterized by greater durability and toughness. The steel is commonly hot-dipped in molten zinc, so the fence has no chance of corrosion and rust.

• Mesh wire fencing. Unlike a typical diamond pattern, this chain-link fence type has a mesh pattern, which is more aesthetically appealing. Mesh wire fences are sometimes used as alternatives to aluminum or wrought iron fence panels.

• PVC-coated chain-link fencing. Also known as plastic-coated chain link fence, the surface of this chain-link fence type is made of plastic-coated wire, which serves anti-corrosion purposes and has a long life span.

• Heavy-duty chain link fence. It's the most durable type of chain-link fencing since it's constructed with thicker wire strands. It's ideal for busy areas or applications where security is a top concern.


If you are looking for the best available fence option for your property, choose security chain link fencing, and you'll never be disappointed!


Apart from being one of the most financially sound options, even for the strictest of budgets, the fence guarantees a high-security level, clear visibility, easy installation and maintenance, and the ability to customize it according to your needs and preferences. 


We service properties and sites in the Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Edmonton, and Victoria locations, with reliable security being of utmost importance.





August 30, 2023


Commercial fencing can be many different things, depending on what the business needs, and getting the right advice on what type of fencing you need makes a real difference to your bottom line as a business owner. 

Chain Link Fencing is widely used in commercial, industrial, security, and general fencing applications. It is one of the oldest forms of wire-based fencing and is efficient in erosion control and rock stabilization. It offers security and visibility, and due to being extremely flexible, can be tailored to suit most applications. Further customization can be added to the top of the chain link fence, adding a razor to the barbed wire for additional protection.

This maintenance-free fencing option is constructed of galvanized steel and is easy to install. The steel components are coated in zinc, while the caps, rail ends, eye tops, and ties are made from die-cast aluminum, making it a long-lasting and strong fencing option that is durable and affordable.

A more aesthetically pleasing option is the vinyl-coated chain link fence, which is coated in polyester and polyvinyl chloride instead of zinc. Like the galvanized chain link option, it is a low-maintenance, easy-to-install, and durable solution. It offers a smoother finish, prevents rusting, and is available in a range of colors that allow it to blend with the background.

This affordable fencing solution doesn’t fade or rot and lasts between 15 to 20 years. Even though a vinyl fence prevents rusting, it’s important to check for this and keep your fence clear of dirt and debris. To do this, a quick pressure cleaning with ordinary water is all that is needed.








Gates are available in various styles including Single Swing, Double Swing, and Slide Cantilever.

The benefits of installing this type of fence are:

-Chain link fencing is a durable option 

– It is going to last you in the long run.

-They do not require a great deal of maintenance, unlike other kinds of fences.

-You are free to get creative with the design.

-They are easy to install.

Nordic Fencing proudly carries a wide selection of fencing options that can meet the needs of any small or large business. Our team are highly skilled and trained in
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July 11, 2023




We work alongside homeowners, builders, and property managers to ensure the safety of your property with high-quality fencing.  We provide fencing for private homes, commercial and industrial properties. We also provide fences for agricultural lands. We are well-equipped to extend our service to projects of any size. 



Nordic Fencing wants you to get the right fence, and we know the right fence is different for every customer. We are chain link fence experts for residential, commercial, and institutional clients, but we do a lot more in fencing.




We provide fencing options in areas surrounding Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Edmonton and Victoria. We’ve built great teams in each location to ensure that we deliver the Nordic standard of quality fencing everywhere we work. Get in touch with your local Nordic fence location to find out more about our products and services.




May 30, 2023


If you are confident with hands-on projects, or if you are on a tight budget and need to save some money, consider installing your fence on your own. We can still supply you with top-quality fencing products and if you search our website you will find lots of tips, how-to’s and handy advice for getting the job done on your own. If you find yourself stuck – just call or come on in and we can give you great advice or explain how we can get you out of a jam – even when you’re on a tight budget.

We carry a wide range of commercial and residential fencing options for purchase or rent, and have a specialized team for material sourcing, planning, and installation.


Step by Step Method for Installing Your Own Chain Link Fence
(Homes, Yards, Swimming Pools)

Step 1 – Survey Property Lines

Step 2 – Locate and Set Terminal Posts

Step 3 – Locate and Set Line Posts

Step 4 – Apply Fittings to Terminal Posts

Step 5 – Apply Top Rail

Step 6 - Hang Fabric

Step 7 – Stretch Fabric

Step 8 – Hang Gates



Details of how to install your Ornamental fence on our web site 



Details of how to install your PVC fencing is on our website.


Check out our website or contact one of our professional staff for assistance on your next fencing project.  

On the Fence
April 9, 2023
Types of Fence

On the Fence

Deciding on a Style of Fence that Suits Your Needs

How do you determine the type of fence that will suit your needs you may ask?  Let’s find the answer.  Different types of fences are used to protect any open space. Various types of fences not only protect the space but also increase the aesthetics of the space. 

When choosing a type of fence for your property, you'll want to consider the design, purpose, privacy, security, and cost of the structure. If you want a fence that will provide maximum privacy, then you clearly won't want a structure with openings in it that people could see through like a wrought iron fence. Likewise, if the fence is for security, you can immediately rule out structures that are weak, short, or easy to scale like a picket fence.

Adding a fence around your property can provide you with instant privacy and a sense of security for children, pets and belongings. Fences can also add beauty, character and certainly value to your home.  Before making an investment in a fence, it is important to consider several factors and to take a look at all the available options.

Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Fence

What purpose will the fence serve?

Privacy Fencing: Depending on how much privacy you want, a fence can provide either a complete or partial shield from the outside world.

Security Fencing: Children, pets and belongings can be kept safely contained in an enclosed yard and to a certain extent “strangers” can be kept out.

Appearance Fencing: The right fence properly installed can dramatically alter the appearance of your property as well as add substantial value and improve “curb appeal”.

What is your budget?

The cheapest fence to install is not always the most economical in the long run. Considering factors such as maintenance and installation costs will help determine the total cost of a fence over its lifetime.

Nordic Fence has a large number of options for every budget.

What material would you like your fence to be constructed with?:

Chain link





Utility Fence

Wrought iron

Nordic Fencing has handled all types of fencing over the years. We are your fencing specialists. Contact us and we can guide you through all the questions you have and work with your budget.

Spring is here and it's time to “get off the fence” and decide on what type of fence will perfect your space. 


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Safety Fencing
October 27, 2022


Control pedestrian and vehicle traffic around temporary hazards.

Recommended for construction sites, parking lots or warehouses.

Easy to install and remove. Rolls up for easy transport.

Heavy Duty Fences – 50% stronger for windy, snowy winter conditions.

Fence Posts – Sturdy painted steel for in-ground use. Heavy duty posts withstand strong winds. Sold


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Temporary Chain Link Fence
October 19, 2022



Simply order the temporary chain link fence length and height that you need, provide instructions for installation, and then focus on the more important details of your event or construction site setup. We’ll handle the rest.

There are a wide variety of fencing rentals we offer here at Nordic Fencing. Why choose temporary fence posts?

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