RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL FENCING

Proudly Providing Exceptional Products and Service to the Greater Akron Area Since 2007

Chain Link is one of the most durable and long lasting products in the fencing world. Its not uncommon to see a chain link fence that was installed 30-40 years ago still in service today!

 

Chain link, or sometimes called cyclone fencing is perfect for pets and is very cost effective. Chain link is also a great option in industrial and commercial settings for security.

 

The basic chain link is coated with a layer of zinc galvanizing to prevent rusting. There are several different gauges or thicknesses available for your needs, but more on that below.

 

Chain link is also available with a colored vinyl coating. Black green and brown are the most

popular colors.

 

All of our chain link is set in concrete with a footer depth of 36”

Galvanized Chain Link Fencing

Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fencing

Ok, its about to get technical,...

 

Below are somethings you should know about chain link and how its sold. It’s a little dry but important to know.

 

A Word of Caution:

There are many different possible combinations of fabric and frame work. When your shopping for your project be sure to get the technical specification with your bid.  Its all to easy for a contractor to just sell a “chain link fence” with no specifics. And you the customer may end up with a final product that was cheaper for the contractor to supply and build, but ultimately may not meet your needs, or last as long as it should.

 

Important Note:

When considering the vinyl coated chain link fabric it has become industry standard to refer to the finished gauge of the wire when speaking to customers. This can become confusing as the vinyl coating does not add significant strength to the fabric. What this means is that a 9 gauge vinyl coated fabric will have approximately the same strength as a 11.5 gauge fabric. The vinyl coating will however, add significant weather resistants regardless of the size of the core wire.

Chain Link Material Gauge Guide

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Note: The lower the gauge the thicker the wire or pipe wall  
11.5 and 12 Gauge Wire This thickness is typically stocked in the big box stores, and is a relatively thin material it can bend easily and show bowing and deformation where pets consistently jump or lean against the fence. It is usually paired with a 17 or 18 gauge frame work. We do not recommend this gauge for professional installation. The labor costs are the same to install a higher quality product and spending a little bit more on the material will make a significant improvement on the project.
11 Gauge Wire This is our entry level product, primarily for residential applications, it is a mid grade thickness that holds up well to most pets and children.
9 Gauge Wire This is a commercial grade wire fabric, that will hold up very well to larger pets, and high traffic areas where abuse is possible. It is usually paired with an 16 gauge or RS-20 commercial grade framework.

Chain Link Framework Guide

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18 Gauge

Very light residential use, temporary fence, movable dog kennels.

16 Gauge

Standard residential use, holds up well to normal use.

RS-20 Commercial Fence Pipe Much thicker pipe, holds up very well to abuse.
RS-40 Commercial Fence Pipe Very heavy pipe, often used for barrier posts and industrial applications. Seldom seen in residential use.

So what dose that mean to you and your fence? The idea here is to give you enough information to make an educated decision on the materials for your fence.

 

In the chart below we have the results of some testing that we did on the strength of different pipes and wire fabrics. The goal was to test how much force would need to be applied to a fence post before it bent out of shape. We used a 4 ft. tall post since that is the most common hight. We applied force to the top of the post. This would simulate the neighbor hood hooligans pushing, or pulling against your fence for some unknown reason, until it bent out of shape.

 

Obviously the thicker the pipe the more force it takes to bend it out of shape but we wanted to be able to quantify it.

Line Post Strength Test

Testing Data for 1 5/8 Inch Line Post

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1 5/8 Inch Line Post Failed at Weight
18 Gauge (or .049 Inch Wall Thickness) 125 lbs.
16 Gauge (or .065 Inch Wall Thickness) 245 lbs.
RS 20 Commercial Pipe  
Schedule 40 Industrial Pipe 630 lbs.

Top Rail Strength Test

 

For the top rail test we used a 10 foot piece of pipe, the standard spacing between line posts and applied force at the center mark. This would simulate those same hooligans jumping over your fence at the weakest point in your fence.

Testing Data for Top Rail

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1 3/8 Inch Top Rail Failed at Weight
.055 Inch Wall Thickness (Approx. 18.5 Gauge) 100 lbs.
16 Gauge (or .065 Inch Wall Thickness) 235 lbs.
RS 20 Commercial Pipe 435 lbs.

Fabric Strength Test

 

For the fabric test I simply put a load on a single picket and lifted up with the fork lift until the wire significantly deformed and straightened out.  Its important to note that the wire does not break at these loads it just deforms a single picket.

Testing Data for Chain Link Fabric

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Single Picket Failed at Weight
11 Gauge Picket 45 lbs.
9 Gauge Picket 85 lbs.

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Chain Link is one of the most durable and long lasting products in the fencing world. Its not uncommon to see a chain link fence that was installed 30-40 years ago still in service today!

 

Chain link, or sometimes called cyclone fencing is perfect for pets and is very cost effective. Chain link is also a great option in industrial and commercial settings for security.

 

The basic chain link is coated with a layer of zinc galvanizing to prevent rusting. There are several different gauges or thicknesses available for your needs, but more on that below.

 

Chain link is also available with a colored vinyl coating. Black green and brown are the most

popular colors.

 

All of our chain link is set in concrete with a footer depth of 36”

Galvanized Chain Link Fencing

Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fencing

Ok, its about to get technical,...

 

Below are somethings you should know about chain link and how its sold. It’s a little dry but important to know.

 

A Word of Caution:

There are many different possible combinations of fabric and frame work. When your shopping for your project be sure to get the technical specification with your bid.  Its all to easy for a contractor to just sell a “chain link fence” with no specifics. And you the customer may end up with a final product that was cheaper for the contractor to supply and build, but ultimately may not meet your needs, or last as long as it should.

 

Important Note:

When considering the vinyl coated chain link fabric it has become industry standard to refer to the finished gauge of the wire when speaking to customers. This can become confusing as the vinyl coating does not add significant strength to the fabric. What this means is that a 9 gauge vinyl coated fabric will have approximately the same strength as a 11.5 gauge fabric. The vinyl coating will however, add significant weather resistants regardless of the size of the core wire.

Chain Link Material Gauge Guide

Untitled Document
Note: The lower the gauge the thicker the wire or pipe wall  
11.5 and 12 Gauge Wire This thickness is typically stocked in the big box stores, and is a relatively thin material it can bend easily and show bowing and deformation where pets consistently jump or lean against the fence. It is usually paired with a 17 or 18 gauge frame work. We do not recommend this gauge for professional installation. The labor costs are the same to install a higher quality product and spending a little bit more on the material will make a significant improvement on the project.
11 Gauge Wire This is our entry level product, primarily for residential applications, it is a mid grade thickness that holds up well to most pets and children.
9 Gauge Wire This is a commercial grade wire fabric, that will hold up very well to larger pets, and high traffic areas where abuse is possible. It is usually paired with an 16 gauge or RS-20 commercial grade framework.

Chain Link Framework Guide

Untitled Document
   
18 Gauge

Very light residential use, temporary fence, movable dog kennels.

16 Gauge

Standard residential use, holds up well to normal use.

RS-20 Commercial Fence Pipe Much thicker pipe, holds up very well to abuse.
RS-40 Commercial Fence Pipe Very heavy pipe, often used for barrier posts and industrial applications. Seldom seen in residential use.

So what dose that mean to you and your fence? The idea here is to give you enough information to make an educated decision on the materials for your fence.

 

In the chart below we have the results of some testing that we did on the strength of different pipes and wire fabrics. The goal was to test how much force would need to be applied to a fence post before it bent out of shape. We used a 4 ft. tall post since that is the most common hight. We applied force to the top of the post. This would simulate the neighbor hood hooligans pushing, or pulling against your fence for some unknown reason, until it bent out of shape.

 

Obviously the thicker the pipe the more force it takes to bend it out of shape but we wanted to be able to quantify it.

Line Post Strength Test

Testing Data for 1 5/8 Inch Line Post

Untitled Document
1 5/8 Inch Line Post Failed at Weight
18 Gauge (or .049 Inch Wall Thickness) 125 lbs.
16 Gauge (or .065 Inch Wall Thickness) 245 lbs.
RS 20 Commercial Pipe  
Schedule 40 Industrial Pipe 630 lbs.

Top Rail Strength Test

 

For the top rail test we used a 10 foot piece of pipe, the standard spacing between line posts and applied force at the center mark. This would simulate those same hooligans jumping over your fence at the weakest point in your fence.

Testing Data for Top Rail

Untitled Document
1 3/8 Inch Top Rail Failed at Weight
.055 Inch Wall Thickness (Approx. 18.5 Gauge) 100 lbs.
16 Gauge (or .065 Inch Wall Thickness) 235 lbs.
RS 20 Commercial Pipe 435 lbs.

Fabric Strength Test

 

For the fabric test I simply put a load on a single picket and lifted up with the fork lift until the wire significantly deformed and straightened out.  Its important to note that the wire does not break at these loads it just deforms a single picket.

Testing Data for Chain Link Fabric

Untitled Document
Single Picket Failed at Weight
11 Gauge Picket 45 lbs.
9 Gauge Picket 85 lbs.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL FENCING

Proudly Providing Exceptional Products and Service to the Greater Akron Area Since 2007

  • MENU

Chain Link is one of the most durable and long lasting products in the fencing world. Its not uncommon to see a chain link fence that was installed 30-40 years ago still in service today!

 

Chain link, or sometimes called cyclone fencing is perfect for pets and is very cost effective. Chain link is also a great option in industrial and commercial settings for security.

 

The basic chain link is coated with a layer of zinc galvanizing to prevent rusting. There are several different gauges or thicknesses available for your needs, but more on that below.

 

Chain link is also available with a colored vinyl coating. Black green and brown are the most

popular colors.

 

All of our chain link is set in concrete with a footer depth of 36”

Galvanized Chain Link Fencing

Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fencing

Ok, its about to get technical,...

 

Below are somethings you should know about chain link and how its sold. It’s a little dry but important to know.

 

A Word of Caution:

There are many different possible combinations of fabric and frame work. When your shopping for your project be sure to get the technical specification with your bid.  Its all to easy for a contractor to just sell a “chain link fence” with no specifics. And you the customer may end up with a final product that was cheaper for the contractor to supply and build, but ultimately may not meet your needs, or last as long as it should.

 

Important Note:

When considering the vinyl coated chain link fabric it has become industry standard to refer to the finished gauge of the wire when speaking to customers. This can become confusing as the vinyl coating does not add significant strength to the fabric. What this means is that a 9 gauge vinyl coated fabric will have approximately the same strength as a 11.5 gauge fabric. The vinyl coating will however, add significant weather resistants regardless of the size of the core wire.

Reviews

See what others are saying about our work:

© 2016  THE FENCECH MASTERS

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED