Chain Link Fence

Chain link fence from Perfection Fence can be incorporated into the most exclusive settings. Our design experts work with you to customize the heights, coatings, mesh sizes, and weights of materials to complement your project. Security needs are never ordinary. Each setting and requirement must be evaluated based on need. Functional by design, chain link fence is an effective choice for value engineering because materials come in a wide-range of options.

Let our designers work with you to transform your property into a safe, enjoyable retreat with vinyl-coated chain link fence designed to create the look and feel of undefined space. Our experts understand how to lessen the visual impact of a chain link fence and allow it to disappear into the landscape without sacrificing security; creating a sense of openness and the illusion of an uninterrupted extended view.

Highest Quality Materials

Perfection Fence designs and manufactures chain link fence using ultra-thick steel pipe, high-quality vinyl coated mesh and finishes that exceed industry standards. Every solution created will last more than twice as long as the competition.

Chain Link Pipe

Standard pipe in our chain link fence systems are made from hot rolled steel with wall thicknesses of approximately 0.085 of an inch. All pipes are hot-dipped galvanized, inside and out, with a zinc coating of 1.8 ounces per square foot, meeting the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1043 Type A. During galvanizing they are immersed in a bath of molten zinc so the zinc metallurgically bonds to the steel, creating a series of highly abrasion-resistant zinc-iron alloy layers, topped by a layer of impact resistant pure zinc. The bond that is created between the zinc and the steel has a strength of approximately 3600 psi. Vinyl coated pipes are then finished by a thermal fusion process with a 10 to 14 mil thick vinyl coating.

Comparison of Composition Zinc Coated Pipe for Chain Link
 
 
Ours
Most Others
 
 
Base Material
 
 
Hot rolled steel
Wall thicknesses approx. 0.085"
Cold formed steel
Wall thicknesses approx. 0.035" to 0.055"
 
 
Protective Coating
 
Amount of coating

All materials are hot-dipped galvanized, inside and out, with a zinc coating of 1.8 ounces / ft2, meeting the standards of ASTM F1043 Type A

Materials are zinc coated on the outside (zinc coat is up to 0.9 ounces / ft2), plus a secondary clear plastic film to protect the more fragile zinc. The inside is sprayed with a zinc rich spray.

 
Process information

The articles are immersed in a bath of molten zinc at between 815-850 F. During galvanizing, the zinc metallurgically bonds to the steel, creating a series of highly abrasion-resistant zinc-iron alloy layers, commonly topped by a layer of impact resistant pure zinc. The bond that is created between the zinc and the steel has a strength of approximately 3600 psi.

The zinc coating on outside of pipe does not have the "bond" that results from immersion, due to limited metallurgical reaction between the zinc and the steel. In reference to the inside surface of the pipe, there is no metallurgical reaction when zinc-rich paints are applied and the adherence strength is only several hundred psi.

 
Effectiveness of coating against corrosion

The service life of the protective zinc coating on our product will last more than twice that of our competitor's dissimilar product. The ASTM and the American Galvanizers Association both state that the "Service life of the hot-dip galvanized coating is directly proportional to the thickness of the coating".

What this means to you: In our New England environment, weather extremities, moisture and salt air all contribute to form a very corrosive environment. Our pipe has been selected to far outlast all others not meeting our specifications.

Chain Link Fabric

Vinyl coated mesh, woven from the heaviest core wire in the industry, makes it the most resistant to deformation. All the vinyl coated mesh in our chain link fences has a 15 to 25mil thick extrusion bonded coating, meeting the standards of ASTM F668 Class 2a. In this process, a heat-set layer of adhesive bonds the vinyl overcoat to the galvanized steel “core” wire. This adhesive itself adds another layer of protection from corrosion and aids in preventing future corrosion due to moisture wicking up between the wire and the coating, as the process keeps the coated wire free of voids.

Comparison of Strength/Composition
Vinyl Coated Wire for Chain Link Fabric and Tension Wire
 
 
Ours
Most Others
 
 
Fabric
 
Application
Mesh
Size
Coated Wire
(Outside) Dia
Uncoated Wire
(Core) Dia
Breaking Strength
(lbs.)
Coated Wire
(Outside) Dia
Uncoated Wire
(Core) Dia
Breaking Strength
(lbs.)
 
Commercial
2"
#6 ga. (0.192")
#9 ga. (0.148")
1,290 lbs.
#6 ga. (0.192")
#9 ga. (0.148")
1,290 lbs.
 
Commercial
2"
#8 ga. (0.162")
#11 ga. (0.120")
850 lbs.
#9 ga. (0.148")
#13 ga. (0.091")
480 lbs.
 
Residential
2"
#8 ga. (0.162")
#11 ga. (0.120")
850 lbs.
#9 ga. (0.148")
#13 ga. (0.091")
480 lbs.
 
Tennis Courts
1-3/4"
#8 ga. (0.162")
#11 ga. (0.120")
850 lbs.
#9 ga. (0.148")
#13 ga. (0.091")
480 lbs.
 
Swimming Pool
1-1/4"
#9 ga. (0.148")
#12 ga. (0.105")
650 lbs.
#11 ga. (0.120")
#14 ga. (0.080")
380 lbs.
 
 
Tension Cable
 
Commercial
N/A
#6 ga. (0.192")
#9 ga. (0.148")
1,290 lbs.
#9 ga. (0.148")
#13 ga. (0.091")
480 lbs.
 
Residential
N/A
#6 ga. (0.192")
#9 ga. (0.148")
1,290 lbs.
#9 ga. (0.148")
#13 ga. (0.091")
480 lbs.
 
 
** Crimped as coil spring type **
** Straight wire **


Core Wire Breaking Strength for Chain Link Fencing & Tension Wire
 
Diameter of Core Wire
Breaking Strength
 
Gauge
Inches
Pounds
 
#14
0.080
380 lbs
 
#13
0.091
480 lbs
 
#12
0.105
650 lbs
 
#11
0.120
850 lbs
 
#9
0.148
1290 lbs
 
Source: Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute Website - Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute Product Manual, March 2017.

Superior Gate Hardware

Our typical chain link gate hardware is galvanized steel, with or without powder coating finish, exceeding industry standards. Other options for meeting pool safety requirements, high security, emergency exit and customized self-closing devices are available. Perfection Fence has the capability and engineering to meet the unique requirements of various entrance and exit necessities.

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Bedford, MA

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Builder Testimonial

"My company has hired Perfection Fence on several commercial projects throughout Massachusetts. On our most recent project, the new Marshfield High School, Perfection did an outstanding job with each different type of fencing required. Those types included chain link, ornamental, trellis, wood guardrail, etc. encompassing 4 baseball fields, a track/football field and a football stadium. I would recommend Perfection Fence for any fencing projects you may have."
Steve Brait
Executive Vice President
Brait Builders Corporation

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Perfection Fence
635 Plain Street, Route 139
Marshfield, MA 02050

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