Chain Link Fencing
Chain Link Fencing is ubiquitous. Often associated with industrial applications (and for good reason) it has a number of redeeming attributes. You may or may not be thinking about all of these great reasons as you consider it as a fencing solution. When it comes down to it, chain link is inexpensive, transparent, quick to install, easy to maintain, long-lasting, reliable, stylistic, and secure.
Chain Link Fencing is Low Cost
When stacked against other fence solutions, chain link is the clear winner on low cost per square foot. At only $5-$20 per foot, most home owners are only paying between $1,200 and $3,000 for a chain link fence, soup to nuts. Even the taller, thick-gauge fences are reasonable at about $40 per linear foot.
Quick to Install
Chain Link Fencing goes up in 7 easy steps. Plan your fence area inside of your property lines, and how big it will be. Get the posts ready by digging post holes about ½ a foot wide and 2.5 feet deep, and about 8 to 10 feet apart. Fill the holes with concrete and add the posts to the wet cement. Get the posts centered and straight with a level. And lastly, make sure your corner posts are about 3” higher than the line posts. Attach the tension bands and rail end bands to the posts. Install the line-post tops and slide the top rail through the post tops for the whole length. Tighten the bands to the top rail and repeat for all sides. Run a tension wire along the bottom attached to the bottom rail bands at the corner posts. Now it’s time to hang the chain link; unroll the link fabric, and using a tension bar stretch the fabric around the fencing area. Lastly, attach the chain link fence to the posts using fence ties.
How Long Will Chain Link Fencing Last?
Built to withstand the elements, from the baking sun to hurricanes and snow fall, these fences are made to stand up to abuse. They will often stand unchanged for decades. Some fences can even have additional coatings to protect them from the elements even longer.
Style and Security
Available in a surprisingly wide range of styles, chain link has options. They can be metallic coated or color-coated. The metallic options are typically galvanized, aluminized, galfan, and galvinal coatings; while vinyl and polymer color-coatings are available in a range of colors. They also vary in style with the different diamond sizes, with smaller diamond sizes creating stronger fences.
Added Protection for You and Your Property
Not just as a deterrent for criminals entering your property, a good chain link fence will help keep out wildlife, stray animals, and unauthorized people. If you want good personal property liability insurance, don’t just get an insurance policy, get a fence.
Take all of these factors into consideration when thinking about adding a new fence. And remember, for all your home improvement projects, including kitchen remodels, finishing basements, bathroom renovation, gazebos, patios, sidewalks, roofing, and much more… call Excel Fencing & Decking at 410-803-9949.