Chain Link and Wire Fences from Monroe Fence
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Chain link is an attractive, versatile fence that will
give you years of privacy, protection and value.
Chain link fencing comes in many ranges of quality, color
and size. As a homeowner, it is important to understand
the wide range of chain link fencing currently available.
Monroe Fence can help you choose the right fence for your
needs and ensure that you get the most value for your money.
An option to the standard chain link fence
is a "California Chain Link" style. This is installed with
wood posts and frame. This style provides the open look
without the "industrial" feel of the metal frame. The chain
link fabric is also available with a vinyl coating in colors
of brown, green, black and silver.
Another alternative is a wood frame with
welded wire fabric.
-Aren't all chain link fences the same?
No. Chain link is a component fence system, consisting
primarily of three basic elements: fabric, framework and
fittings. The critical issue is how these components are
combined. Chain link is available in a wide range of weights
(or gauges). The most common coating is zinc (galvanized).
Chain link is also available with vinyl color coatings
that enhance landscaping, blending naturally with trees,
shrubs, and bushes.
-But don't all chain link fences stand up
to residential wear and tear?
Not necessarily. A light system may bend easily due to
even the most common household occurrences, such as a person
climbing or sitting on it, a heavy wind blowing debris
against it, or a dog jumping against it. Inferior coatings
may allow the fence to rust prematurely.
-Why would anyone install such light
Fencing manufacturers produce products for a wide range
of uses. Homeowners may buy light fencing because of its
lower price, or because they simply don't understand that
not all fencing is the same. Lumber yard and home improvement
centers generally stock only the less expensive, lighter
weight products. Sometimes products intended for use as
a light temporary fence end up being permanently installed
around someone's home or property.
-What quality assurances should I look for?
The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has
conducted tests and studies to provide information on strength,
durability and the cost effectiveness of chain link fencing.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
is a non-profit association that establishes standards
for all kinds of materials including fencing. Chain link
fencing that meets ASTM minimum standard can be 55% stronger
and cost only 10% more.
Monroe Fence installs only fencing that meets or exceeds
the minimum standards to provide you with a high quality
fence that will last a lifetime.