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New Orleans Chain Link Fence – Quality Products for Any Home or Business

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Chain link fencing may be the best choice for that protective and attractive fence you’ve always wanted for your home or business. 

Here at Big Easy Fences, we offer a variety of chain link fencing guaranteed to bring both security and aesthetic to your home or commercial property. 

 Chain link is one of the most durable and flexible fencing options today.  One thing that makes this type of fence your top choice over the others is how it can last for decades with little or no maintenance.

What is a Chain Link Fence?

A chain link fence is a woven metal fencing with galvanized steel wires that are bent into a zigzag pattern to form a diamond.  It is also referred to as wire netting, wire-mesh fence, chain-wire fence, cyclone fence, hurricane fence, or diamond-mesh fence.  

Uses of a Chain Link Fence

The main purpose of putting up any type of fence is for safety and containment at home or in the public.  The primary appeal of a chain link fence is it’s contribution to residential and business safety.

Chain link fencing is best used for commercial and industrial properties. It can also be a great option for playgrounds, pet containment at home, creating a backyard dog run or separate plays for large and small animals, and sports facilities like lawn tennis courts and baseball parks. 

Best Benefits of a Chain Link Fence

The many benefits to having a Chain link fence installed on your property include:

1. Easy and Quick installation – Hoover Fence outlines the steps to an easy-install chain link fence:

  • Establish fence lines
  • Set the posts – Concrete is the main component of a sturdy post.
  • Install post fittings
  • Install top/bottom rail
  • Install tension wire
  • Stretch chain link fabric
  • Tying off the fence
  • Install chain link gate/s

2.  Extreme durability 

3. Easily maintained

4. Very affordable – The average homeowner will spend between $10 to $20 per linear foot for a complete installation.  

These are the typical costs for a chain link fence:

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  • For a typical residential chain link fence (2” mesh, 9 or 11 gauge) might cost $3-$6 a linear foot for 4’ high or $8-$15 a foot for 6’ high, depending on whether it’s galvanized or vinyl coated.

Total cost for A DIY installation can be $400-$2,000 for 100’ fence.

Total cost with professional installation can be $600-$4,000 for 100’ fence.

  • An 8’ – 12’ tall commercial-grade chain-link fence to enclose a residential tennis or basketball court can cost $15-$40 or more a foot.           

5.  Resistant to rain, sleet, and snow.  In heavy rain or snow, with UV rays or high winds,  your chain link fence will stand tall and perform its duty.

6. Open mesh – This benefit comes with several other benefits, especially not blocking any of these essentials:

  • Sunshine for your garden and other areas that crave for the rays of the sun
  • The breeze that can  supply natural cooling to your yard
  • View – With its relatively see-through design, your yard will not feel like an office cubicle

Essential Elements of a Chain Link Fence Installation

Once you determine the main purpose of your chain link fence, you can choose the appropriate combination of the elements to create a durable fence within your budget.

1. Choosing the Fabric or Mesh.   The heavier-gauge, larger-diameter mesh is stronger and more expensive.  There are three things to consider:

  • Gauge of the wire or the diameter of the wire.  Determines how much steel is in the fabric.
    • Core wire gauge – in reference to the wire before coating
    • Finished gauge – depends on the type of coating
  • Size of the Mesh.  Indicates the amount of steel in the fence.  Smaller mesh sizes are for high-security fencing.  Larger meshes are for residential use. The most common size of the diamond is 2”.
  • Protective coating.  There are three types:
    • Galvanized Before Weaving
    • Galvanized After Weaving
    • Aluminized
  • Outer Coating.  The main purpose is for rust-protection and aesthetics if you prefer a colored fence.  This may be a vinyl or galvanized coating which serves as an outer coating finish.

2. Fittings (ties and clasps that hold it together) and Framework (post and rails).  Chain link fencing can be customized to your needs.  You select the color and height to match the surroundings and the purpose of your fence. 

3. Gates.  This additional feature may be your finishing piece.  You may choose from different styles depending on your needs.  A single swing gate, for example, is ideal for homes and small enclosures and double swing gates work best for areas that need to be accessible to vehicles.

The best things to consider when putting up a chain link fence is the purpose, the design, the convenience, and the cost.  

Since it is easy to install on your own, check out the proper tools and materials you will need.  

But as with any project, you can always contact professional companies that have years of expertise on installing your chain link fence along with the regulations that need to be observed in doing so.


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