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Chain Link FenceChain link fencing is possibly the most versatile fence available. It can meet a variety of budgets and a variety of tastes while still remaining very secure. This style of chain link fences consists of round galvanized steel posts and a galvanized wire mesh that is helically woven together.
Residential Chain Link
Residential chain link fencing is typically a lighter grade material since heavy use is not expected. It provides a good cost/use ratio. It is suitable for most home fencing applications providing a simple but effective barrier and property delineation. Typical residential fencing is using 12.5 ga chain link fence fabrics, 1 5/8" diameter line posts with 1 3/8" top rail. D&C sets all posts in concrete footings for strength. A residential grade chain length fence typically comes in three heights depending on your use, 4', 5', or 6'. Residential gates are typical bent frame gates that are pre made to fit certain openings. However, it is no problem for chain link fence contractors like D&C to use its fabrication shop to weld a custom size or for more discretionary buyers to desire a heavier duty welded frame gate for their chain link fence installation. Typical terminal and corner posts for residential grade chain link is 2 /38" od posts set in 24" concrete footings.
Light Commercial Chain Link
Light commercial chain link is a lot better option for chain fence applications. We have a light commercial grade in which we use 11.5 ga fence fabric compared to the 12.5 ga residential grade fabric. We also use a larger diameter line post, 1 7/8" for light commercial with a .065 wall thickness, along with a larger top rail, 1 5/8" x .065. This type of chain link fence is highly recommended for residential applications in harsher climates or with larger dogs. This grade of chain link fence has more galvanizing applied to the materials than the residential thus increasing strength and longevity. For a small percentage cost increase please ask that we give you this option on your estimate.
Commercial Chain Link
Commercial chain link is another option for just a little stronger fence than the light commercial. We have a commercial grade in which we use 11 ga fence fabric. We also use a larger diameter line post, 1 7/8" for light commercial with a .065 wall thickness, along with a larger top rail, 1 5/8" x .065. This type of chain link fence is highly recommended by chain link fence companies for standard commercial applications. This grade of chain link fencing has more galvanizing applied to the materials than the residential and light commercial fabric thus increasing strength and longevity. For a small percentage cost increase please ask that we give you this option on your estimate. The frame work on this type of chain linked fence can by changed by changing the wall thickness of the posts and top rail to a heavier schedule 40 pipe.
Industrial Grade Chain Link
Industrial Grade Chain Link fencing is a very heavy duty chain link fence that is most often used in very harsh environments, heavy commercial properties, refineries, specked jobs, airports, bases, etc. Many standard commercial applications call for this type of fencing as well. This type of chain fencing acts well for security being so much heavier. The typical fence fabric used is 9 ga with 1.2 oz of galvanized zinc coating. The galvanizing can be increased to 2 oz coating if so desired for a minimal price increase. Typical line posts for industrial grade chain link fencing is 1 7/8" diameter or 2 3/8" diameter depending on what is specified and desired. The top rail is 1 5/8" diameter and all frame work used is schedule 40 pipe when we install chain link fence of this type.
Chain Link Options
Vinyl Covered Chain Link Fence
One option that allows for a lot more custom look and actually really looks great for landscape and design, yet still offers great security is vinyl covered chain link fences. Typically for chain fences you may want to have installed an all galvanized chain link fence but choose to use a color coated fence fabric. This does not alter the chain link fence price very much yet looks great. D&C offers many choices on color, most typical are green, black, and white. If you would really like to get an even better custom look you can choose to have all the posts, top rail, and fittings vinyl coated as well. This system is available in all grades of chain link. Make sure you ask about the different grades of vinyl coating as well. There is typical light grade vinyl coating that is over laid on chain link fabric and for a lot longer lasting there is the fuse bonded vinyl coated chain link fence.
Chain Link Fence Vinyl Privacy Slats and Windscreen
D&C Fence offers a wide variety of chain link fence privacy slats. We have color charts and samples that will fit almost any application for existing fences or new fences installed. Chain link privacy slats come many different ways, from the ribbed less expensive basic slat to the bottom locking slats. They also come in different percentages of privacy offered, from 75 percent to 90 and above privacy style slats.
Windscreen is used to apply to the outside of chain length fence fabric and can be used to help add some privacy as well as to help stop wind flow. It is most commonly used at tennis courts and baseball fields but has definitely been used in many other applications as well. From a business wanting more privacy to a residential house. It also comes in many different colors and can actually have logos or writing applied to screen for more custom look.
Commercial or Industrial Grade Add Ons
This is a great add on to any commercial or industrial grade chain link fence. Typically this is added to the top of a new fence installed and can be added to existing fences as well. Standard is to install 3 strands of heavy duty class 3 galvanized barbed wire to the top of the new fence using 45 degree barbed arms or vertical barbed arms, whichever is requested.
This is a great option for more added security, basically to do your best to keep your property very secure. Razor ribbon comes in many sizes and grades and is added to the bottom or top of a chain linked fence and is installed in circular patterns. It's razor sharp edges work as a strong deterrent for vandals.