Chain link fences provide our customers with a practical option for security. They can also fit your personal needs by allowing customization and giving you great value, both now and in the long run. Whether you want fencing for a home, pool, or any other place, chain link fences are one of the most reliable and effective options. This is why they are one of the most popular types of fences we offer at Long® Fence (the best fence company in the U.S.) and we encourage you to read on and see if this is the right fence for you as well.

Chain link fences are universally known for being sturdy and protective, which is why they are already so popular everywhere from construction sites to suburban backyards. We will take this one step further and use our expertise to give you an exceptionally secure fence that matches your needs.

Our representatives will help you determine the perfect fence for your property. They will take into account county and city codes and homeowner association restrictions. We offer the best residential fences in the business.

For more information on the best chain link fence for your home or other residential needs, request a Free Estimate or call us at 1-800-917-5664.


If you desire a traditional steel fabric, aluminized steel fabric is your best choice for strength and durability. Aluminized steel fabric is self-healing given it minimizes patina and is environmentally safe. Available in both 11 and 9-gauge fabric, it will maintain its aesthetics.

Extreme Durability

One of the reasons chain link fences continue to be one of the most popular fencing options is due to the fact that they are extremely durable, and will literally last a lifetime. Their design and construction makes them much more difficult to damage than other fences, which means that you will not have to worry about children, pets, or stray balls weakening the integrity of your fence. Additionally, they stand up to nature better than any other fencing option being able to withstand wind, rain, snow, and heat. You also will not be subjected to damage from termites, mold, and rot as you would with other fences, which makes chain link fences an extremely reliable option.


Being so durable makes chain link fences much easier to maintain than other fencing options. Being able to withstand damage means that you won’t be frequently replacing sections of fencing, or checking your fence for termite damage, as you would have to with other fences. The only maintenance a chain link fence requires is occasional spraying off with a hose or pressure washer to keep it looking pristine.

Ease of Install

Chain link fences are also the easiest type of fence to install. Unlike many other types of fencing, which can be painstakingly slow to build, taking multiple days even when done by a professional, chain link fences can go up in a matter of hours on most residential properties. This means that once you decide on a chain link fence for your home, you will not have to wait long for your property to be fully protected and secure.

A Variety of Choices

Many individuals falsely believe that choosing a chain link fence will limit the extent to which they are able to personalize their fence. However, even chain link fences can be personalized to match your needs and style. Not only can they be painted in a variety of colors, but also, the fencing can be vinyl covered to add additional strength, and the fencing also often comes in a variety of styles, sizes, and designs to meet your needs. Thusly, chain link fences can still be personalized to fit your personality and the needs of your property.

As you can see, chain link fences are practical as well as affordable, time and again proving to be one of the most versatile and beneficial fencing options. No matter the size of your property, chain link fences prove to be a practical option for making your yard safe and secure. However, these are just a few of the benefits that chain link fences can provide homeowners with. There are many more reasons to consider a chain link fence that we have not touched upon here.  Contact the best fence company around to learn about more of the benefits chain link fencing can provide, as well as to find out about getting a quote for your property.

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Installing A Chain link Fence is the Economical Choice

    There are many great benefits to a chain link fence. For starters, they are a cost-effective option, which is great when you are enclosing a larger space than normal. In addition to this, they require very little maintenance and are fairly durable.

    However, as durable and maintenance-free that they are, there are some things you can do to increase the longevity of your chain link fence even more. Here are some tips to get you started.

Cleaning your Fence

    Occasionally, you will want to clean your chain link fence. Usually, you can accomplish this simply by spraying the fence off with a water hose. However, if you have some stains or soiled areas you wish to clean a little more deeply, simply use a soft scrub brush and some soapy water to brush away the stain.

    Just about any cleaning solution will suffice and you won’t need to worry about the added danger of rust development. After scrubbing the dirty area with your soft brush, rinse the fence again with your water hose.

Repairing your Fence

    Over time, it is possible that your fence will become damaged or loose. Correcting these issues is usually rather simple. For a loose fence, start by removing the tie wires. You can then use a fence puller to remove the fence from the tension bar so you can tighten the fence and reattach it to the post.

    If you have a damaged section, you can follow the above steps and simply remove the damaged section. Then you can either replace the wires that make up the damaged section or replace the entire chain link fence section altogether. After you have replaced or repaired the fence, make sure you reattach it to the tension bar so it is tight and effective.

    Along with having issues with the chain link portion of your fence, you may wind up with a bent fence rail. This could happen when a tree branch falls on the fence or other issues occur. Luckily, this is an extremely easy fix and usually costs very little money.

    To start with, you will need a new top rail and some wire ties. When you buy your top rail, make sure one end is open and one end is crimped. Along with these tools, you will also need a hacksaw and someone who can hold the fence section in place while you measure it.

    Use your damaged rail to measure your new one. Make a mark where you will need to cut your new rail in order to replace the old one. You can then cut your new rail to match the length of the old one. To remove your old rail, cut it with your hacksaw and slide it off the joint. Then, you can easily make the connections for your new rail and have a beautiful fence once more.

Repairing the Gate

    Another issue that sometimes surfaces in chain link fences is in regard to the gate. Usually, this is the case when the gate gets out of alignment. This is usually something you can correct simply by adjusting the hinge pins. You will need to use a socket wrench to loosen the pins and reposition them. To make this process easier, rely on the aid of a hammer and a wood block.

    Before you tighten the pins again, make sure you check the new position and the swing of the gate to make sure you have it right.

    Following this advice could help you ensure your chain link fence stands the test of time. For information about replacing or installing a new chain link fence, be sure to contact us today. We have options that any homeowner can afford and that will look great on your property.

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    Please contact us to learn more about the advantages of chain link fences. Our dedicated fence experts look forward to talking to you about your individual needs and offering you the best value for your fence investment.



Chain link fence is a budget friendly option for homeowners trying to contain their pets and keep their children playing safely in the yard. Fabric is available in black, brown or green. Closely matching colored pvc slats can be added for a degree of privacy.



The result is a fence with maximum corrosion protection, unbeatable durability and longevity. Closely matched colored slats can be added for a degree of privacy. This economical choice is never out of style when your requirements call for a sturdy, utilitarian fence.

  • Height— Most chain link mesh comes in heights ranging from three to 12 feet and generally comes in 50-foot rolls.
  • Gauze size—Gauze sizes range from 13 to 6. The average gauze size is 11. The lower the gauge number, the thicker is the mesh. For example, a size 10-gauze is somewhat thicker than an 11-gauze, while the heaviest and thickest size is a 6-gauze.
  • Mesh size—To find the mesh size, measure the diameter of the diagonal interior squares. A typical mesh size is 2”, which means the wire gauge size is 9 or 11. However, if a mesh measures 2.25”, then the gauze is typically 11.5, which is thinner.

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