Chain link fencing is woven from steel wire, which may be galvanized before or after weaving. It is available in heights from three feet to twelve feet, providing a robust and secure perimeter fencing. Most manufacturers supply two grades of chain link fencing: Residential and Commercial. Commercial chain link fencing is made from heavier gauge wire. Matching posts, rails, and fittings are supplied. In addition to being galvanized, chain link fencing may have an extruded polyvinyl chloride coating. This provides protection from corrosion and also offers a choice of colors.
CHOOSING THE BEST TYPE
The main considerations are the height of the fence, the thickness of the wire, and the finish of the wire.
Chain link fences may be anything from 3 feet the 12 feet high, the highest being generally used for surround sports areas where it is important to prevent balls escaping. Lower chain link fences for use around homes can be fitted with privacy slats.
Thickness of wire
The thickness of the wire for chain link fences can be quite confusing. Manufacturers will usually refer to the thickness of the wire being a certain 'gauge', for example 11 or 12 gauge. Oddly, the higher the number of the gauge, the thinner the wire. Thus, 11 gauge corresponds to a thickness of 0.120 inches, and a 12 gauge corresponds to a thickness of only 0.105 inches. Although gauges can vary between 6 and 14, the most common gauges for chain link fencing are 11, 11.5 and 12 gauge.
Chain link fence is normally made from zinc galvanized steel wire, with the galvanizing being applied either before or after the weaving of the wire. It is preferable for the galvanizing to the applied before weaving, to ensure that all surfaces are fully galvanized. Chain link may also be polymer coated. This provides additional protection, and enables the fence to be provided in a choice of colors. Various thicknesses of coating are available, with minimum thicknesses ranging from 0.006 inch to 0.015 inch.
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