Commercial Chain Link Fence Contractor in Fargo, ND
Affordable & Effective Security
Shop our selection of chain link fences, which are available in two forms — galvanized and sleek black — at affordable prices. The most common form of fencing in the United States, chain link provides security, ventilation, visibility, and aesthetics all at once.
Largest Supplier of Fence Materials in Fargo
Because we service so many customers across the Midwest, we have stockpiled an enormous quantity of fence materials. Our inventory, which encompasses more than 18 full acres, includes chain link fabric, fence posts, and fittings. There is no greater supply of chain link fence parts in Fargo, North Dakota.
Vast Selection of Fence Products
American Security and Gate Company doesn’t just build chain link fences. We also have a massive inventory on fence parts that include posts, tension bars, tension bands, base plates, and more.
Commercial Chain Link Fencing Gallery
Once upon a time, chain link fencing in Fargo was only available in a galvanized form, and this type of residential & commercial barrier remains the top choice to this day. These days, however, the options have increased substantially. American Security and Gate Company’s selection on chain link fence options is vast: 12 different heights, two distinct colors, various fence gauges, numerous posts, materials, and wires to choose from. Our products are assembled using materials from an 18-acre inventory — the largest in both Fargo and the Midwest — and put together by certified industry professionals.
Commercial Chain Link Fencing in Fargo, North Dakota FAQ
What should I look for when shopping commercial chain link fabric?
- Mesh size determines the amount of space between parallel wires are in the mesh. In other words, how large the diamond is from side to side. The smaller the diamond, the more steel is in the fabric. Our in-house experts at American Security and Gate Company recommend 2” mesh for commercial chain link fence. There are a variety of mesh sizes available, ranging from 3/8”, 5/8”, ¾”, 1” 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¼”, 2 3/8” to 3 ½”. The smaller mesh sizes are typically used in high security applications that prevent personnel from climbing or cutting.
- Gauge (ga.) is also known as the diameter of the wire. It is one of the most important factors to keep in mind when hiring a chain link fence company in Fargo. The smaller the gauge number, the more steel the fence contains. In short: higher quality and the strength. Nothing less than 9 gauge is recommended for commercial fencing. Depending on the type of vinyl coating, a 9 gauge core commercial vinyl coated wire may have a 6-8 gauge finish.
- Core wire coating comes in three different types.
- Galvanized Before Weaving. This coating process, galvanizing the wire before weaving, is smooth and dependable. Also available in 1.2 and 2 oz., it has proven popular in backyards and athletic applications.
- Galvanized After Weaving. With this particular wire coating, the wire is woven and then dipped into a kettle of hot melted zinc. The weight of the coating is determined by the speed at which it is dipped and then removed. Galvanized After Weaving is available in 1.2 oz of coating per square foot or 2 oz of coating per square foot. Icicles and nubs from the zinc dripping-off aren’t uncommon with this type of weaving.
- Aluminized coating. Applied before weaving, a dull aluminum finish is the result of this type of coating. The soft metal properties inherent in aluminized coating makes has proven excellent in environments that are highly acetic.
- Vinyl coating over finished core wire. According to ASTM 668, vinyl coated chain link fencing is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire with the specified coating to follow.
- Class 1 Extruded. Your residential chain link typically features vinyl coating covering the wire like socks over feet. Generally misrepresented because it is thicker than the higher grade materials, Class 1 Extruded coating it is not bonded to the chain link and can easily tear or peel.
- Class 2A Extruded and Bonded. Generally used in commercial applications, this vinyl coating is thinner than the Class 1 Extruded wire. It is bound to the wire via glue, meaning it’s less likely to peel or tear.
- Class 2B Fused and Bonded. The type of wire commonly asked for by architects, engineers, city, state and federal. Despite having the thinnest coating, its resistance to cracking, peeling and tearing is unparalleled. In the case of Class 2B Fused and Bounded, the vinyl coating is attached to the steel like as if it had been welded on.
How do I pick out commercial fence framework from American Security and Gate Company of Fargo?
The best way to pick a fence is to start with the gauge and outside diameter of the pipe. Check out the table below for help. “Terminal Posts” is a generic term for end, corner and gate posts. Gate posts will vary based on the size of the gate.
|Application||Light Duty||Medium Duty||Heavy Duty|
|3’-4’ high||Top rail||1-3/8” 17 ga.||1-3/8” 16 ga.||1-3/8” 15 ga.|
|Line Posts||1-5/8” 17 ga.||1-5/8” 16 ga.||1-5/8” 15 ga.|
|Terminal Posts||1-7/8” 17 ga.||1-7/8” 16 ga.||1-7/8” 15 ga.|
|5’-6’ high||Top rail||1-3/8” 17 ga.||1-3/8” 16 ga.||1-5/8” 15 ga.|
|Line Posts||1-7/8” 17 ga.||1-7/8” 16 ga.||1-7/8” 15 ga.|
|Terminal Posts||2-3/8” 17 ga||2-3/8” 16 ga.||2-3/8” 15 ga.|
How do I select my commercial fence framework with American Security and Gate Company?
ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) has helped customers choose from light commercial to industrial grade materials. Under ASTM 1043, you can use the table to choose the grade of your materials. Each grade spells out the diameter and wall thickness of pipe for the application and height.
Are all chain link fences the same?
There are four main components to chain link fencing in Fargo, ND: fabric, framework, fittings, and gates. What ends up making the most distinct difference is the manner in which these four elements are put together.
These components come in various weights (gauges) and protective coating types. Here at American Security and Gate Company, our minimum recommendations match the ones defined by the ASTM. The most common form of chain link fence in Fargo is galvanized (or zinc). Chain link fence components with polyester color or vinyl coatings are also prevalent. Color treatments provide great scenery, as they can blend in with foliage, and are especially rust resistant. As the #1 fence contractor in Fargo, ND, we go above and beyond in assuring that our fence panels surpass the competition!