The legendary strength of the galvanized steel mesh and posts is one of the main reasons for its popularity over the decades.
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Types of chain link fence available
You may be familiar with the traditional galvanized (steel-coloured) chain link fence.
However, because of the enduring popularity of such fences, more colours have come on to the market in recent times.
Strong enough to withstand a cyclone
A chain link fence may look less robust than some other options but don’t be fooled – it’s really strong!
That’s why it’s used in many high-traffic public spaces and sports areas, where it often has to absorb repeated blows from balls and other sporting equipment.
And can withstand gale-force winds.
Whereas many other types of fences would be ripped up or flattened in such conditions, a chain link fence has a great chance of survival.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are First Class Fencing’s chain link fences cemented or driven?
For residential and commercial installations, we usually use cemented posts to provide the best possible durability and long-term resistance. Depending on your needs, we can adjust our installation method for optimal effectiveness and cost-savings.
How do I maintain a chain link fence?
Since these fences are made of steel, they resist environmental and pest-related damage. But you should look out for dirt and mud, excess moisture, and loose bolts. Learn more here.
How can you tighten a chain link fence?
If you want to tighten a chain link fence, firstly use your hands to pull the tension bar into the tension bands on the end post. Then use a socket wrench to tighten the bolts on the bands. Then you should release the fence puller and remove the pull bar to which it was attached. Repeat this process along all sections of the fence.
How long does a chain link fence last?
A chain link fence can last up to 20-30 years. This usually makes it an excellent long-term investment for your property.
Can you cut a chain link fence?
Yes – with the aid of bolt cutters. Make your measurements and then cut through the cut line wire by wire. A chain link fence also has a tension bar and you can use the bolt cutters to cut through that too, if necessary.