If protection and privacy are what you need your fence to provide, then consider installing a chain link fence. Chain link may not be the most aesthetically pleasing fencing option, but it will certainly get the job done. Here is some more information.
Prices for chain link fencing vary, but usually cost between $3.50 and $8.00 per linear foot, depending on the quality and height of the fence. Commercial-grade fences can cost up to $15.00 per linear foot. For help with purchasing and installation, get a free estimate from a licensed professional.
Chain link fences are extremely durable and are warranted to last at least 10 years. However, the lower the gauge, the less likely they’ll hold up that long.
One upside to chain link fencing is that it is virtually maintenance-free. Simply spray down the fence occasionally to keep it looking clean.
The most common protective coating used on chain link fences is galvanized zinc, which is what gives most their silvery look. In order to blend into landscaping, surrounding trees and other foliage, chain link fences are often coated with vinyl or polyester color coatings in addition to the zinc.
Fencing may also be coated with aluminum; however, zinc has the advantage of being 'sacrificial,' meaning that if the mesh or wire is cut, the zinc will 'heal' itself and prevent rusting. If a fence coated with aluminum is cut, then it will be open to rust and weathering.
Gauges typically range between 13 and 6, with six being the toughest. For residential purposes, fencing with a gauge between 11 and 9 will usually suffice.
Anchor Fence was the first U.S. company to manufacture chain link fencing in 1891. Barnard, Bishop and Barnard was the next company to pick up the design in 1844.
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