How Much Does a Chain Link Fence Cost?
One question many people ask when they are looking for information about what type of chain link fences are available is how much does a chain link fence cost? In order to answer this question, one needs to have an understanding of what chain link fencing actually is and how it is constructed. This article will discuss the construction process and the components that make up a complete chain link fence.
There are three basic components that make up any fence; the material that make up the framework, the posts that hold the framework in place, and finally the hardware which attach the posts to the frame. It is important to know what each of these components are, and where they come from, before asking how much does a chain link fence cost. It costs roughly between eight and eighteen dollars per linear foot to erect a chain link fence with posts. The height and length of the fence itself are also the main factors that impact the overall cost of the fence installation. Some fences may be more expensive due to the materials that make up the fencing, but the materials used will not impact the overall cost.
Chain link fencing consists of four panels made up of metal that are connected together by chains that make up the material. Each panel of the fencing has two loops of chains, which are connected together by a loop of chain at the center of the panel. This loop of chain helps to hold the other loops together.
The four panels of chain link fences are made from either galvanized steel aluminum, or galvanized sheet metal. A thin layer of powder coating is often added to the metal before being welded to the posts and frames of the fence to protect them from corrosion and rust. The powder coating is usually sprayed onto the metal and allowed to dry in the sun before it can be applied to the metal. When the metal is ready to be welded, the powder coating is peeling away, allowing the metal to be cut into strips that will be connected together after the welding is complete.
The other part of a fence is the posts, which are the hardware that the other pieces of the fence connect to. The actual posts are made out of wood, which are galvanized or painted to protect them from rusting and corrosion. Once the posts are made, they are fastened to the posts of the frame with bolts or steel screws. and are then screwed onto the posts to secure them to the frame.
After the posts are made, the length and width of each post are measured and they are either pre-fabricated or custom made depending on what size the posts need to be. The posts are either hollow, which makes it easier to attach the hardware or are made with interlocking tabs that will snap together. Once the posts are installed, the posts are put on the frame.
The chain that runs through the posts is often made of a nylon fabric, which is glued to the posts to keep it in place. The chain is attached to the frame through a bolt, which secures the chain to the posts. A piece of rubber is placed inside the chain to stop the chain from getting snagged and to prevent it from loosening over time. The rubber is also placed between the chain and the posts to provide friction. so that the chain does not move around while the posts are in place.
A finished chain link fence is then installed on top of the posts and secured with hardware. The hardware is screwed into place and the chain is fitted onto the posts, which are then screwed onto the frame of the fence to give it its final look.