Black chain link fences are some of the most affordable and popular fence styles. These fences provide security and privacy, blend well with landscapes, and control access to a property. Contractors can customize black chain link fences since the material is extremely versatile.

Here’s everything you need to know about choosing a black chain link fence for your property.

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What Is a Black Chain Link Fence?

Black chain link fences are a type of woven fencing with a vinyl coating that gives them their color. The vinyl coating helps prevent corrosion and prolongs the fence’s life. Black vinyl-coated chain link fences have grown in popularity due to their cost-effective design and low maintenance.

The have practical applications in houses, schools, parks, and commercial and industrial businesses. These fences are available in various gauges, mesh opening sizes, and heights. Black chain link fences meet or exceed the American Society for Testing and Materials (ATSM) standards.

Chain Link Fence Fabric Coating Process

Chain link fabric, also known as mesh or wire, consists of spirals woven together to form a diamond pattern. There are many sizes and gauges of chain link fabric available. Chain link fence fabrics come with three types of coating:

1. Extruded

Most residential areas use extruded chain link fences. The process applies a thick polymer coating over the wire as an inexpensive way to add color and protection. The fabric is then woven with wire to achieve the desired mesh size and height.

2. Extruded and Bonded

The extruded and bonded process uses polyvinyl chloride (PVC) applied by pressure to an adhesive-coated steel wire. Using this method strengthens the wire and prevents peeling or cracking. A black chain link fence of this type of fabric works well for commercial applications.

3. Fused and Bonded

The fused and bonded process uses heat to fuse PVC onto a steel wire for better protection and to add color. In contrast to extruded bonded, a fused bonded wire has a thin PVC coating that provides greater resistance to peeling. This fence type is commonly used in industrial applications and tends to cost more.

Benefits of Black Chain Link Fences vs. Others

1. Safe To Touch

Chain links on traditional fences become sharp when they break and suffer damage from weather elements. Fences with barbs or rough finishes can catch on clothing and cause scratches. In contrast, a black chain link fabric protects the wire links from small breaks and deterioration.

2. Rust Proof

Rusting chain link fences pose a security risk as they can crumble and easily break. The finish of a chain link fence can rust over time due to weather conditions and age. Special coating protects your fence from rust and adds an extra layer of strength to prevent infiltration.

3. More Visibility

Metal alloys used in chain link fences are usually silver in color. A vinyl black-colored fence has thicker chain link fence lines with increased visibility. A black chain link fence is an excellent option for decorative purposes, setting boundaries, and marking hazardous areas.

Residential Use

Many neighborhoods and Homeowners Associations (HOAs) have approved black chain link fence installation. These fences can keep pets and children within a particular area and prevent them from wandering. Residential chain link fabric comes with knuckles at the top and bottom to prevent accidents from sharp edges.

Commercial and Industrial Use

Black chain link fences can protect building entrances, parking lots, and other commercial areas from theft and vandalism. Commercial black chain link fabrics have heavier wire gauges and smaller mesh openings. A black chain-link fence installation can include frameworks such as line posts, top rails, and gate posts.

Access control is extremely important in industrial settings because of specific rules governing personnel, visitors, and trespassers. Most factories and industrial sites use industrial black chain link fences to enclose risky areas. Black chain fences are strong enough to use in correctional facilities, baseball stadiums, nuclear plants, and airports.

What Gauge Should You Buy?

Gauge measures the thickness of the wire used in black chain link fences. Typically, the strength and stability of a chain link fence are directly proportional to the thickness of the wire. Consider the material, quality of the wire, and stability when choosing the right black chain link fence.

Thicker heavy-duty wires (six gauge) work best for high-security, commercial and industrial purposes. Applying a black vinyl coating to a chain link fence thickens the wire, lowers costs, and protects the materials. The most common wire gauge for residential and commercial chain link fences is nine.

Framework and Fittings

Many color-matching fence frameworks, parts, and accessories are available for black chain link fences. Gates, posts, and other fittings use powder coating for a light finish and colored powder (baked) for a heavy finish. Popular black-coated accessories include:

  • Tension bands
  • Brace bands
  • Sleeves
  • End rail cups
  • Line rail clamps

How Much Does a Black Chain-Link Fence Cost?

They average $5 to $25 per foot for materials, including the fabric and accessories. An additional labor cost runs from $10 to $20 per foot. Let’s take a look at factors that affect the cost:

1. Fence Survey

If you want to install a fence around your property’s perimeter, you may need an inspector to survey the area. A fence survey includes visual information about your property, including boundaries, spacing, and zoning. Fence surveys cost between $150 and $250.

2. Fence Length and Height

If you plan to install a long fence, expect to pay more. Installation costs for a 150-foot black chain link fence start at $2,300. You can install the fence only in the required areas for cost savings.

The fence’s height also affects its price. A taller 10-foot fence costs up to $36 per foot. A 6-foot black chain link fence costs $23 per foot, including material and labor costs.

3. Fence Quality

A fence’s cost also depends on the quality of materials you choose. Consider installing an extruded black chain link fence with large mesh holes and thin wire gauges for cost savings. The cost of black fencing materials is higher than galvanized silver materials.

4. Terrain and Landscape

Fence installation costs vary based on terrain. An uneven yard or areas with major obstructions, such as trees, bushes, and rocks, will increase material and labor costs. Trees and bushes might need removal by a separate tree service if your contractor primarily deals with fencing.

The cost of a tree or bush removal depends on the size but averages $10 to $14 per foot. While areas with steep inclines are not suited for black chain link fencing, an experienced fence contractor can provide an on-site inspection and evaluation.

Work With a Professional Fence Company

Warner Robins Fence Company provides quality fences with first-class customer service. We build every fence using high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Our team can work with you to build a custom fence to meet your exact needs and specifications.

Contact Warner Robins Fence Company in Georgia today for a free estimate and to install a black chain link fence for your residential or commercial property. Call us at (478) 302-7230.

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