A chain-link fence consists of rails and posts held together with a mesh by caps. The mesh is stretched across the skeleton, and then a tension bar keeps the fence in place.
The framework of the fence could bend, causing the fabric to incur damages. Additionally, extreme weather conditions such as heavy winds could harm the wall. United Fence Company will tell you the same.
A vinyl coated chain link fence in Salt Lake City may not rust with time, but it is still susceptible to other types of damage. Of course, the assumption is that when looking for a fence, you want quality.
You want a wall that will serve you for as long as it can. To ensure that, consider the following factors when choosing the fabric:
The gauge of the wire
The gauge of the chain link, sometimes also referred to as diameter will show you how much steel went into the fabric. A small gauge number means that the wire is of high quality and comprises a lot of steel.
The cable is also strong. You will likely encounter gauges of 6, 13, 12-1/2, 9 and 11. The best pick should range between 11 and 9.
Size of fabric mesh
The mesh size is a measure of the distance between parallel wires in the mesh. It is an indicator of the amount of steel used to make the chain link. The smaller the amount, the more steel goes into the fabric. Typical sizes come in 2-3/8”, 2-1/4” and 2”.
Type of protective coating
Chain link fabric can go through several surface treatments to beautify and protect the steel. Zinc is the most common coating and is the best because it ‘heals’ upon exposure and develops an oxidation layer that prevents rust. However, the chain link can also be coated with aluminum or polyvinyl.
The chain link fence will be as strong as the ‘weakest link.’ In most cases, people get the framework right but err when it comes to the fabric. Be sure to pick a fence provider who will not sell you sub-standard fittings. Check to see what their clients before you have said about them.