Chain Link Fence

The Evolution of Chain-Link Fencing: An Overview

The origins of chain-link fencing can be traced back to Charles Barnard, a British inventor who, in 1844, devised a machine for weaving wire into nets. Inspired by the mechanics of textile weaving, Barnard's innovation swiftly gained popularity. Property owners worldwide began to request his "wire netting" as fencing material.

In contemporary times, chain-link fences have become a familiar sight in more conventional settings, such as encircling residential properties, and even in unconventional applications like the iconic Gehry Residence in Santa Monica, California. They find utility in sports as well, serving as backstops for baseball and enclosures for wrestling matches.

As stated by the American Fence Association (AFA), the "traditional, metallic-coated chain-link fence remains one of the most efficient and cost-effective fencing solutions available today, making it the world's top-selling fence system."

The AFA highlights chain-link fencing for its durability and long-lasting nature, offering an economical means of "safeguarding children, managing pets, and protecting commercial properties and investments across urban and suburban landscapes."

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Maintaining the Condition of a Chain Link Fence

Many of our clients express a keen interest in preserving existing fencing or recapturing the original essence of their properties. Fortunately, we have streamlined solutions to address these concerns swiftly and effectively.

It's important to note that vinyl-coated chain-link fences are also available. While these fences are still constructed from galvanized steel, they feature an additional vinyl coating. Both variations, whether galvanized or vinyl-coated, are commonly anchored with a concrete foundation.

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Chain Link Fence

Chain Link Fencing: A Versatile Solution

From residential applications to robust commercial installations and everything in between, chain link fencing, often referred to as cyclone fencing, has emerged as a highly favored fencing option. It is both pragmatic and cost-effective, making it a popular choice for various uses. Its installation is also remarkably straightforward, making it even more appealing.

Understanding Chain Link Fences

Let's delve into a query that surprisingly doesn't come up more often: What constitutes a chain-link fence?

Chain-link fences are a familiar sight, seemingly present everywhere. They adorn residential neighborhoods and business districts, serving as boundaries along the outskirts of towns and enveloping industrial ventures in commercial and industrial zones.

But what materials compose these chain-link fences? Typically, they are crafted from galvanized or LLDPE-coated steel wire. (LLDPE stands for "linear low-density polyethylene," a polymer with intricate properties and manufacturing processes beyond the scope of this discussion.)

Imagine a chain link fence stretching along a grassy area. What's behind its composition? What exactly is galvanized steel, and why is it chosen for constructing chain-link fences?

An exploration of galvanized steel's attributes actually addresses both inquiries simultaneously.

Galvanization is a method involving the application of zinc coating onto steel to thwart rust and corrosion. In the case of chain-link fence steel, the fence components undergo a process known as hot-dipping—submersion in a bath of molten zinc.

Fascinating, isn't it? You probably didn't realize that the unassuming chain-link fence surrounding you went through such a remarkable genesis!

Variations in Chain Link Fence Gauges

What does the term "gauge" signify when it comes to chain link fencing? It signifies the thickness of the wire mesh material that constitutes the majority of the fence's surface. Commonly, there are specific gauge options for both residential and commercial applications.

For Commercial and Industrial chain link fences, we recommend the following gauge options:

  • 9 Gauge Galvanized Chain Link Fabric
  • 6 Gauge Galvanized Chain Link Fabric
  • 9 Gauge Aluminized Chain Link Fabric
  • 6 Gauge Aluminized Chain Link Fabric
  • 9 Gauge Aluminum Chain Link Fabric
  • 6 Gauge Aluminum Chain Link Fabric
  • 8 Gauge Extruded and Bonded Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fabric
  • 9 Gauge Core Extruded and Bonded Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fabric (with a 2-3 week turnaround)
  • Mini-Mesh 'No-Climb' Chain Link Fabric (with a 2-3 week turnaround)

For Residential chain link fences, the recommended gauge options include:

  • 11 Gauge Galvanized Chain Link Fabric
  • 9 Gauge Extruded Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fabric
  • 8 Gauge Extruded and Bonded Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fabric

In the realm of residential chain link fencing, the most commonly used gauges are 9 and 11, which also extend to the vinyl-coated variations available in a range of colors.

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