What Gauge Is Best for a Commercial Chain-Link Fence?
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How Do You Measure A Chain Link Fence’s Gauge?
A chain-link fence gauge is a measure of the thickness of the wire from which your chain-link fence’s ‘fabric’ is woven from. Generally, the thicker a length of wire is, the stronger it is. With a chain-link fence, the thicker the wire, the stronger the fence will be.
Chain-link fences are typically woven into a pattern of diamond-shaped holes. It follows that the smaller the holes are the more wire is used, which makes it heavier and, importantly, stronger.
But how is the gauge size measured?
In simple terms, you determine a fence’s gauge by measuring the thickness of the wire it’s made from. Expressed as a number, the gauge is, thus, a representation of its thickness, which is numbered backward. You determine a fence’s gauge by measuring the diameter of the wire it’s made from.
is thicker than 12 gauge?
A 9 gauge wire is indeed thicker than a 12 gauge. If that’s confusing, It is simply a number that represents it.know that the gauge isn’t the measurement of the wire’s diameter or t
So where a 12 gauge wire is 0.8081 inches in diameter, a 9 gauge wire is 0.1144 inches, which makes it thicker and stronger. Usinantthesame logic, a we recommend for commercial property fences 1 gauge wire will be much thicker and stronger than our 9 gauge wire. In other words, the higher a wire’s gauge, the thinner the wire, and vice versa.
What Is The Best Gauge for A Chain Link Fence?
An alternative question will be, what is the strongest wire gauge? That will be a 1 gauge or anything in the zeroes. But for a standard commercial chain-link fence, a 1 gauge fence will be overkill.
Unless yours is a high -security commercial structure, an 8 or 9 gauge fence should be secure enough. That’s the gauge you will typically find on fences around government buildings, sports facilities, lumber yards, and other medium security commercial properties.
What type of commercial property would you like to fence?
If you want a higher strength fence, you can always choose a larger mesh size, which measures the size of a chain-link fence’s diagonal holes. If you choose smaller holes, the fence will be heavier and stronger, without necessarily being a lower gauge.
Besides the gauge, you can also choose your commercial chain-link fence on height, which ranges from three to 12 feet. Gauges for commercially available chain-link fences typically range between 13 and 6, with 11 gauge fences being the most widely available.
As we have said, the mesh size you choose for your chain-link fence depends on your application. Fences for commercial property boundaries have to be stronger, thus the mesh sizes are typically smaller than what will be recommended for residential chain link fences.