Chain link fencing. Price, characteristics and usage
Choosing the right fencing that matches your personal needs is very important. It gives a sense of comfort and safety. There are a lot of different types of fences on the market. Out of all of them chain link fencing is the most commonly used. Why is it so popular? What are the reasons for its popularity?
Characteristics of chain link fencing
Chain link fencing is the most popular type of fencing. It can also be referred to as wire netting, wire-mesh fence or chain-wire fence.
It is usually made out of rolls of elastic, weaved wire with diamond shaped mesh. The mesh is stretched with tension wires and fastened to steel posts. The posts are then stabilized by an anchor or put in concrete.
Fence made out of wire mesh can differ depending on the size of the mesh, diameter of the wire or width of the net.
You can find all varieties of wire mesh in our online shop.
Types of wires used in chain link fencing
It can be made out of two materials:
- galvanized wire mesh, which is very affordable and relatively long lasting
- galvanized wire mesh that is then coated with PVC, which is more durable and can withstand any weather conditions; you can find it in many different colors
Chain link fencing and its usage
Firstly, chain link fencing can easily be used to fence off a privet property or recreational plots. If aesthetics play an important role for the owners, it is common practice to use a different material for the front of the property – like a wooden fence that is more pleasing to the eye. To guard off all the rest of the property, chain link fencing is then used all around. With that type of a solution not only does the fencing look good but also is more affordable than a wooden fence around the whole parameter of the property.
Secondly, wire mesh is commonly used around building plots and sport facilities. Due to its sturdiness and durability it is perfect for protecting valuable properties.
It can also be used to fence off parks, green areas, agricultural land, forest areas, orchards and gardens. Moreover, you can make sure that the fence blends in with all the greenery around it by choosing green PVC coated wire mesh. It is also a great protection from wild animals and uninvited guests.
Durability of wire mesh fencing
Wire mesh fencing stands out because of its durability. It is almost impossible to destroy or overturn. It can withstand any weather conditions, like heavy rainfall, storms and winds. Due to its sturdiness it is also perfect for perimeter demarcation.
Wire mesh fencing and its aesthetics
It has an aesthetic appearance. Makes any property look tidy and neat. It can serve as perfect support for plants like hedges, ivy and shrub. It also doesn’t obstruct the view. You can admire the surrounding space without any obstacles.
Resistance to corrosion
What more, wire mesh fences, due to use of galvanized and PVC coated wires, have an incredible resistance to corrosion. Without the anti-corrosion abilities they would degrade overtime.
Galvanized and PVC coated fences do not require any conservation. That way, you can just set it up and never worry about doing any maintenance around it.
Usage on uneven terrain
Wire mesh fencing is also a very reliable material to be used on uneven terrain. It has an advantage of being flexible and adjustable to any type of land. If your property is hilly, wire mesh fencing is perfect for that application.
If any damage occurs, it is usually very easy to fix. It can also be easily extended or moved.
Flexibility and stability
One of the biggest advantages of using chain link fencing is that it is stable and flexible at the same time. You can adjust it to any terrain while putting it up, but after it is installed, only time can wear it out.
Price of wire mesh fencing
Price of fencing made out of wire mesh is very attractive. It is one of the cheapest options on the market. What more, price to quality ratio is excellent. At a low cost you can have long lasting and durable fencing. It is a real investment for the future.
Putting up the chain link fencing
This type of a fencing is relatively easy to put up by hand. For someone with an interest in hand work it is a perfect challenge. It doesn’t take much skill and can be done in a short period of time, depending on the size of the property. However, if time is an important factor, there are experts that can put up a chain link fence for you.
For detailed instructions on how to do it yourself check this article on our blog.