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American Security and Gate Company’s residential chain link fences are of prestige quality. If need a chain link fence in Fargo, choose from our classic galvanized or sleek black chain link fences. Both provide security and curb appeal for your property — and for affordable prices!

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One of American Security and Gate Company’s many selling points is our inventory’s sheer quantity. When we set out to build a chain link fence in Fargo, we gather materials from stockpiles encompassing 18+ acres: chain link fabric, chain link wire, fence posts, and all the necessary fittings and accessories. Past chain link fences came only in galvanized form; these days, a broader selection is available. Our chain link fence options include two different colors, numerous fence gauges, and twelve different fence heights. What’s more, our fences are fabricated and installed by highly qualified professionals who’ve undergone extensive in-house training. Whether you need a traditional galvanized chain link fence or an elegant black vinyl fence for your home, we can deliver. We have justly earned our reputation as the #1 fence contractor in Fargo!

The #1 Chain Link Fence Company in Fargo FAQ

What makes a good chain link fence?

Pick out your fence’s fabric according to the following criteria:

  • Mesh size. Mesh size determines spacing between parallel wires in the mesh. The smaller the diamond, the more steel is in the chain link fence fabric. Mesh comes in multiple sizes, ranging from 3/8”, 5/8”, ¾”, 1” 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¼”, 2 3/8” to 3 ½”. Larger meshes are used in residential chain link fences. We recommend nothing less than 2 3/8” mesh.
  • Wire gauge. The gauge (ga.) or diameter of chain link fence wire determines the amount of steel contained in the fabric. The smaller the gauge number, the more steel and the greater the wire’s strength. American Security and Gate Company recommends nothing less than 11 ½ gauge chain link wire for residential chain link fencing. For vinyl coated wire, always refer to the core gauge of the wire and then reference the coating. Depending on the type of vinyl coating, residential vinyl coated wire using an 11 ½ gauge core wire may have a 9 gauge finish.
  • Core wire coating.
    • Galvanized Before Weaving. For this type of coating, the wire has been galvanized prior to the weaving process. This smooth, consistent coating is also available in 1.2 and 2 oz. GBW is popular in backyards and athletic applications for its smooth finish.
    • Galvanized After Weaving. After being woven, the wire is dipped into hot melted zinc. GAW coating is available in 1.2 oz of coating per square foot or 2 oz of coating per square foot. GAW tends to leave icicles and nubs from the zinc dripping-off.
    • Aluminized Coating. Provides an aluminum finish. Its soft metal properties makes it ideal for highly acetic environments.
  • 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 is typically “non-spec class 1 extruded” wire. The vinyl coating is pulled over the wire like a sock. The increased thickness of this wire is because it is not bonded to the chain link and can easily tear or peel.
    • Class 2A Extruded and Bonded. Class 2A extruded and bonded” wire is thinner than the Class 1 Extruded wire, may appear in some specifications, and is generally used in commercial applications. However, the extruded and bonded wire is bonded to the wire by means of an intense glue, thus less likely to peel or tear from the core wire.
    • Class 2B Fused and Bonded. Class 2B Thermally Fused and Bonded has the thinnest coating yet has the greatest strength in resisting cracking, peeling and tearing. The vinyl coating is literally fused and bonded to the steel like welding two pieces of steel together. This is the superior vinyl coating, most commonly specified with architects, engineers, city, state and federal.

How do I select framework for chain link fences in Fargo?

Start with the outside diameter of the pipe and the gauge. Use the table below in helping select the fence framework. “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.

What makes a chain link fence unique?

As the top chain link fence company in Fargo, we offer the following qualities for chain link fencing: fabric, framework, fittings, and gates. Each component comes with a variety of weights (gauges), not to mention protective coatings. We use the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in following the minimum recommendations. Galvanized—or zinc—is the most common chain link coating, but coating options also consist of vinyl or polyester color. Fence color treatments can be used to accommodate trees and other foliage, as well as to enhance the appeal of your residential landscaping. Color treatment offers further rust resistance.