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, steel
wire is first coated with zinc and then covered with a vinyl
polymer coating that helps prevent rust and adds color. The vinyl
is generally added to both the framework and the fabric of the
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 your
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
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
Length of the roll