The most popular chain link fences selected for residential use are zinc-coated (galvanized) steel or vinyl coated steel. Vinyl coated chain link fabric comes in a variety of colors including black, brown, white, green, and red. Chain link fence framework is the structure of the fence, made up of posts and rails, and can be ordered to match whichever color chain link fabric is selected. Galvanized chain link framework for residential use often uses 20 weight pipe while galvanized fabric is often 9 gauge. Vinyl coated chain link fabric is of a lesser gauge steel core (being 13 gauge) with a vinyl coating to make up the rest of the width. Both galvanized and vinyl coated fabric has a hole-opening of 2”, although other sizes are available. Pool code chain link fabric requires a hole-opening of 1.75”.

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