Chain Link Fencing

hand on a chain link

One of the most common types of fencing that we see in our day-to-day lives is chainlink fencing, which is also known as a chain wire fence or a wire mesh fence.

It’s simply a woven fence that utilizes galvanized steel wires hooked onto one another in a diamond pattern.

Chainlink fencing is a very popular fencing option in the United States, so it’s probably natural to ask why:

Why Are Chain Link Fences So Popular?

In a nutshell, the reason why chain link fences are so popular across the United States is because it is very low cost and easy to install. Furthermore, the open weaved design does not block the sunlight. Granted, this does limit privacy (in fact, there’s virtually no privacy with an opened weaved design of any kind), but some people like that so that plants can interweave with it.

Another reason why chain link fences are popular is because they are known for reducing corrosion. This is because the metal wires used in the chain mesh are galvanized. This is where the metal is applied a protective zinc coating, which will resist the corrosive effects of water and moisture.

Installing Chain Link Fences

Installing chain link and wood fences is a very simple process: first, posts need to be set into the ground. The fence is then attached to the posts and spread and attached between them.

The most common option for the tubing is steel tubing, but Fayetteville Pro Fencing also offers timber and concrete for options as well. Another popular option is to use steel tubing and set the base of it in concrete for superior rigidity.

The corner posts are referred to as terminal posts, and they are almost always set in concrete even if the remainder of the posts are not. This is because it is very critical for the terminal posts to be firmly anchored in the ground.

The posts located in between each terminal posts are referred to as line posts. A golden rule is that each line post should be no more than ten feet spaced out from one another. Again, cement may or may not be applied at the base of the line posts, but they will always be more rigid and secure if the cement is applied (which also obviously adds costs).

To install, the fence are simply attached to one post and then stretched out before it reaches another posts whee hey are attached. The simplicity behind this installation design is what makes the process significantly cheaper in contrast to other fencing methods.

Once the fencing has been fully stressed out, the line posts will then need to be secured with a bottom wire. The fence will be ringed to the tension wire, typically at least two inches above the ground. Alternatively, rails may be used in place of the wires.