A chain link fence is a practical, cost-effective fencing solution for both homeowners and business owners alike. Chain link is one of the most affordable fencing options. It’s strong, durable, and when installed correctly, it can last many years. In this article, we’ll look at the steps to building a perfectly installed chain link fence and we’ll break down each major part of a chain link fence so you can have a better understanding about why chain link is such a great fencing solution! For expert installation and home and commercial fencing solutions, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!
Chain Link Fence: Building Infographic
Ever wondered what it takes to build a perfectly installed chain link fence? This infographic provides a brief summary of every step needed when installing a chain link fence. Keep in mind that DIY guides may vary, as there are different methods for DIY fence installation.
Interested in learning about fence installation in detail? Here are some handy how-to DIY guides that can help:
- How To Install A Chain Link Fence – Home Depot
- Install A Chain Link Fence – Lowe’s
- How To Construct A Chain Link Fence – DIY Network
DIY installation often seems appealing as homeowners can save money on installation costs. However, if you are not experienced with DIY home projects, do-it-yourself fencing may actually cost you more in the long-run, as repair fees for an improperly installed fence can add up! DIY post hole digging is also a strenuous activity. For an inexperienced handyman, DIY post hole digging can cause serious ergonomic issues such as muscle strain, fatigue, and heat exhaustion. You may also run into technical issues such as rocky soil or sloped ground that you are not equipped to deal with. Post hole digging is also difficult, or nearly impossible, to do properly in the cold winter months. Even some experts will not dig post holes in frozen ground and suggest clients wait until spring or summer to ensure the job is done correctly.
If you want to ensure you end up with a perfectly installed chain link fence that will last, stay strong, and not sag over time, the best thing to do is call on experienced professionals. An experienced fencing installation company will know how to deal with technical issues that may arise, and know all of the local fencing bylaws that the average homeowner may not be aware of.
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Chain Link Fence: Anatomy Of A Perfectly Installed Fence
In this section, we’ll go over each major component of a chain link fence to show you the “anatomy” of a fence.
The actual chain link part of your fence is generally referred to as the fence fabric or mesh. The fence fabric is added after the posts and rails are already installed. The fence fabric is, of course, what helps keep your property safe and secure. Though chain link fences do not provide much privacy, you can plant bushes or trees around your fence, or even invest in a chain link fence cover or screen to add more privacy to your property.
Fence posts are an extremely important part of your chain link fence. Without properly installed fence posts, your fence will not last. There is more to a fence post than the eye can see – part of the post is buried firmly underground. You can think of fence posts like you think of the foundation of your house. That is why proper post hole digging and installation is so important. For chain link fences, there are two types of fence posts – the terminal posts and the line posts. The terminal posts are thicker and sturdier, while the line posts are thinner and help hold up the mesh along the majority of your fence.
Fence rails are the metal parts of your chain link fence that run horizontally. Many chain link fences will have just one rail at the top of the fence, like pictured above. Some chain link fences will add another rail at the bottom of the fence for added security, and to help ensure animals are not able to dig under. With very tall commercial chain link fences, there is sometimes a rail added to the middle of the fence. Rails are an important part of your fence because the rails help keep everything together. Without rails, your fence could very well fall apart! Rails are often unnoticed but play an important role in maintaining the integrity of your fence.
The gate is an important part of your fence, for both looks and functionality. Most chain link fence gates are made of the same material as the rest of your fence to give everything a unified look. However, the gate you choose is up to you! If you want to add a bit of flair to your fence, you can install a decorative gate instead. Your gate will generally be a few inches shorter than the terminal posts, and should be raised slightly above the ground (generally 2 inches) so it does not drag across concrete or grass, which would damage your gate (or your grass) over time.
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We appreciate the excellent work and the safety we now have again since the fence enclosed
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