Choosing The Perfect Fence

When you first buy a home, you might care more about your furniture or your home's facade than you do about your front fence. However, there aren't many home components that play as important of a role as that yard enclosure. In addition to protecting your kids and pets, fences can also dress up your property and make the area look polished. Unfortunately, if you don't know a lot about fences, it might be difficult to choose one when you have the chance. My blog is designed to walk you through your fence options, so that you aren't left wondering how to improve your curb appeal.

A Guide To Choosing Chain Link Fencing


Chain link fencing is made of steel wires that are woven or welded together, creating a secure, versatile material that can be used for various applications. If you are looking for a fencing material to enclose a large yard or limit animal movements in your compound, chain link fencing could be ideal because it is strong, private and also easily set up.

Unfortunately, there are many different types of chain link fences available in the market today, making it difficult to choose the correct material for your particular needs. Here is a guide of the differences in chain link fences to help make it easier for you to get the right type for your desired application.

Galvanized chain link fencing

Chain link fencing can either be coated or uncoated. Manufacturers cover the steel wires consisting of the fence with zinc or vinyl to make it resistant to corrosion and fading. The coating can also be used to add color to the fence, with vinyl finishes especially useful for transforming the usual steel color to a wide variety of colors that suit your exterior decor and preference. The vinyl or zinc coating used on chain link fencing also makes it thicker and harder, making it more durable and harder to break.

Woven or welded

Chain link fencing is either welded or woven to create a solid mesh of steel wires that make a great barrier.

Welded mesh fencing is generated by laying steel wires in a simple horizontal and vertical latticework, with the intersections of these wires welded together to create a continuous sheet characterized by squares or rectangles in the meshwork.

Woven fencing, on the other hand, consists of pieces of steel that are bent and threaded like fabric. None of the wire connections are actually joined permanently, with the gentle spiral of wires holding the entire structure together, giving the fencing a distinct zigzag shape.

This creates a loose, linked structure that allows for a lot of bend without any breakage, making woven fencing more appropriate for containing grazing animals that are likely to put pressure on the fence. Unfortunately, the entire meshwork can succumb to damage when a single link in the wires is cut, making the fence slowly untangle.

With a welded chain link fence coated with vinyl, you get a solid and inflexible framework that is a lot stronger and more durable than a woven fence. This fence design won't untangle even if a single point in the framework is damaged, and makes a welded chain link fence ideal for security applications such as enclosing your yard, home or other area you need to stay secure.


18 August 2015