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WHAT IS A CHAIN LINK FENCE MADE OF

Is your business looking for a commercial fence solution?

You may need more security, access control, or privacy. But on the other hand, a fence could add more value to your property or help keep wildlife at bay, like deer and groundhogs.

Whatever solution you need, a chain link fence could be the answer to your problem. Continue reading to learn what a chain link fence is made of and the benefits of chain fencing for your commercial property.

 

 

What Is a Chain Link Fence?

A chain link fence is a type of woven fence. The fence is manufactured from a coated mesh of galvanized steel or aluminum wire. Galvanized steel is covered in a thin, protective layer of zinc to help protect against the elements.

Manufacturers often coat the metal in a layer of PVC plastic. Then, they bend the wires into a zig-zag pattern. Chain link fences consist of the following:

  • Posts
  • Rails
  • Fittings
  • Other related hardware

 

The framework of the fence supports the stretched mesh attached to it.

Of all metal fences, chain link fences are the most common. Other names for them include:

  • Chain wire fence
  • Rhombic mesh fence
  • Wire mesh fence

 

 

Benefits of Chain Fences

There is a long list of advantages of using chain link fencing compared to other fencing choices. For example, chain link fences are quick and easy to install. Professionals can install them faster than most other types of fences.

Chain link fences are also amongst the least expensive fencing options. Even those with a small budget can invest in a chain link fence. Plus, you can customize the fence to suit your needs.

For instance, you can choose various designs regarding color and sizing. If you want more privacy, you can select a chain link fence with smaller holes, so it's harder to see through. Additionally, you could add privacy slats or greenery to the fence to eliminate any view of the property.

Further, the interlocked coated steel wire makes chain link fences one of the most durable fencing materials available. As a result, it's less likely to experience weather-related damage and requires little maintenance.

Most importantly, chain link fences provide security. It will keep trespassers off your property. If necessary, you can install barbed wire atop the fence as an additional security measure.

Of course, a fence will not provide as much protection as a solid retaining wall, but building a wall is a much more costly and labor-intensive project.

 

 

Find Your Fence Solution

By understanding what a chain link fence is made of and the benefits of this type of fence, you know if this is the fence solution your business requires.

So contact us at Urban Fence to learn more about installing a chain link fence at your place of business. We also offer plenty of other types of fencing for you to explore should a chain link fence not be the solution you desire.