Chain link fence is simply a woven steel wire fence coated with zinc to prevent rust, commonly referred to as galvanized fence. There are two kinds of galvanized chain-link, GBW or GAW: galvanized before weaving (GBW) or galvanized after weaving (GAW). The vast majority on the market today is galvanized after weaving.
Color chain link fence is sometimes called vinyl or color-coated.In this process,the steel wire is first coated with zinc and then covered with vinyl polymer.The vinyl polymer coating could not only prevent the rust but also add the colour.The vinyl is generally added to both the framework and the fabric of the fence.
Some chain-link fence products use an aluminized coating to cover the steel in place of the zinc that creates a highly reflective finish. Regardless of the finish, all chain-link products offer a durable, economical fence system.
Here are the things to consider when selecting chain link as your fence system:
• Primary Use - If the system is mainly used to accent your landscaping or define property boundaries, you may be able to use a lighter mesh than if you were containing pets or protecting property.
• Visual Aesthetics - If you desire a fence system that blends into the environment then you should consider a color coated system.
• Potential Stress - If their is the potential for climbing, or leaning (dogs) on the fence you may want to consider a heavier mesh than normal.
• Longevity - If the system is to remain for many years, be sure to consider the finish coating of the mesh. The color coated meshes have a long life expectancy, holding the appearance from day one throughout.