Chain Link Fence

Multi-Purpose Chain Link Fence

Chain link fence is typical in commercial and residential fencing. Its economical design allows it to be functional for many purposes. Chain link fencing is manufactured in various formats, heights, and colors to suit your needs.

Residential Chain Link Fence

Chain Link Fencing can provide boundaries for containment or restriction. An excellent option for homeowners with a pool. Most towns and cities require a secure fence to surround any pool for safety. If you are a pet owner, chain link fencing is a safe and responsible option for your pets. Accidents happen, and sometimes our pets sneak out the door. Chain link fencing can protect them from getting out of the yard and into harm’s way.

A perimeter fence can keep unwanted foot traffic out of your yard; whether you live in rural or suburban areas, fencing can reduce human and animal traffic. Chain link fencing can discourage deer from entering the yard to eat plants or gardens. It can prevent stray or wild animals from entering the yard and create a barrier to deter unwanted visitors. Reducing easy access to your yard increases your home’s security.

The more difficult it is to access your property, the less likely someone will try to enter or take objects from it. Chain link fencing makes entering challenging but will not reduce visibility inside the fence line. Keep your valuables in safe, secure places out of view. A privacy fence is the best option for reducing visibility and increasing security.

Commercial Chain Link Fence

Protecting your business and its assets is essential. Six-foot chain link fencing is a popular option for businesses. Typically with commercial construction, more prominent diameter posts and rails are added for increased durability. For additional security and integrity, diagonal trusses and wire are added as post toppers to deter climbing.

Materials and Maintenance

Chain link fencing is galvanized metal wire woven together in a web-type pattern. The wire is manufactured in various gauges or widths. Chain link webbing can be coated in multiple colors to add a custom feel. Typically available in white, green, brown, or black. White is often seen around pools or as perimeter fencing. Green and brown are choices used to blend into surrounding landscapes like bushes or trees. Black gives a more upscale feel, similar to black iron fencing. Maintenance is easy; a chain link fence can be hosed down to keep it free of debris. Gentle scrubbing with a sponge can remove stuck-on dirt. Clean chain link webbing can be painted for longevity, giving it a like-new feel. To avoid corrosion and damage, keep plants or grasses trimmed away and from growing on the fence.

Pre- Planning

Before contacting your fencing company, consider if you need Home Owner Association permission. Inquiring before the project starts will save you from a lot of trouble later if you break ground without permission. After completing the pre-planning phase, you can begin to plan the fence’s design, location, and size. Measure the dimensions you wish to use. Contact your local authorities to ensure it is safe to dig in the intended area.


We install chain link fence posts no more than 10 feet apart. Posts are set in concrete with a gravel base or driven deep into the soil to provide a solid anchor. Installing the fence posts with concrete allows us to slope the concrete away from the center. Sloping the concrete allows water to run away from the post’s base instead of collecting at the bottom. Water collection at the ground level can result in corrosion or damage to the posts.

Posts set in concrete must cure for several days. Once the main fence posts are secure, the chain-link webbing is stretched using a fence puller and wired to the posts. Next, we add a top rail to affix the chain-link webbing for added support. Aluminum wire is then run through the bottom of the webbing for added tension and integrity. You may choose to add fence post toppers for a custom, detailed appearance.

Your Chain Link Fence Professionals

While chain link fencing is very common, installing it is not easy. The chain link must be pulled taught, which is extremely difficult without a team of professionals and a fence puller. A chain-link fence installed without the right amount of tension can result in a sagging, unsecured fence. Here at Roark Fencing, we have a team with the experience and tools to install your fence that will last for years. Contact us today for a free quote on your new chain link fence!

Chain link fencing against white background.
A black and white photo of a chain link fence, built by Roark Fencing with the sun in the background.