Chain link fence, one of the most economic ways to do fencing, is by far one of the most popular choices when choosing how to enclose a yard.
With many options to choose from for a chain link fence, the need for it must be addressed first. Dogs, pool installation, children, and properties with conservation land behind them are most typical in choosing chain link fence.
Terminal posts are the main posts that handle all the transition pieces of the chain link fence. Ends and corners are the most common type for square or rectangular fence layouts. If dividing parts of the yard up, a “T” post is put in place to go in 3 or more directions. For uneven properties with a lot of terrain, a pull post is required. The line of fence has to go on 2 different angles and also is needed when tension wire is required.
Line posts are what hold the top rail as well as the wire to the fence itself and will have “loop caps” that hold the top rail in place.
Tension wire typically goes to the bottom of the fence to prevent the chain link fence from curling up. Some towns now require the tension wire for safety for pools and is highly recommended for dogs so they don’t escape
Size of wire
Gauge of wire and size of chain link mesh is determined by the need of the fence.
Standard and most cost effective height of a fence is 48″ high which is usual requirement for pool code. For some active dogs, 5′ or 6′ is recommended to prevent them from jumping over.
Kids – 4′ 9 ga 2″ Diamond
Dogs 5′ 9 ga 2″ DIamond
Pool (Min. Requirement) 4′ or 54″ 11 ga 1 1/4″ Diamond
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Black chain link is the best way to go when it comes to deciding what color to choose. Homeowners will often pair it up with white vinyl fence or black aluminum fence and goes together very well. When by a wooded area or a lot of plants, it will blend and almost disappear