The third main component is the top rail. This rail is 1 5/8″ pipe that runs continuous on top of the fence. The top rail adds stability to the fence and allows the chain link fabric to be secured to it with wire ties. These three pipe components are schedule 40 as a standard. Pinecrest Fence Co. can value engineer your fence by using a lesser schedule pipe. This can be done without affecting the integrity of the fence. All pipe used by Pinecrest Fence is galvanized. The fourth major component of a chain link fence is the chain link fabric. Chain link fabric has 2″ diamonds that is woven out of 9 gauge wire. The typical fabric is galvanized. There is the option of vinyl coated chain link. Vinyl coated fabric can be more aesthetically pleasing. The standard colors of vinyl coated chain link are black and green. When installing a vinyl coated chain link fence, Pinecrest Fence also uses coated posts and top rail to match the fabric color.
ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES CAN BE ADDED TO ENSURE PROPER PROTECTION
For added security, one foot of barbed wire can be installed above the chain link fabric. This is done by stretching three strands of 4 point, 12 ½ gauge barbed wire. To really maximize security, razor ribbon can be applied. The razor ribbon is spiraled around the three strands of barbed wire throughout the run of the fence. It is not recommended to use razor ribbon on heights less than 8′ overall. If you would like to add privacy to your chain link security fence, PVC slats can be installed. These slats are installed by weaving them through the diamonds in the fabric from top to bottom. The slats are locked into place with a strip of PVC that runs horizontal throughout the fence line. When fencing your property, gates are usually needed for access. Chain link gates either swing open or slide open. A Pinecrest Fence representative will gladly assist you in determining which application best suits your particular situation.