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What are the parts of a chain link fence?

There are four main components of a chain link fence: the fence fabric, the framework, the fittings, and the gate.

1. Fence fabric

- Comes in different gauges of steel

- Mesh size can vary

- Sold in rolls

- Comes in different heights (3-12 ft.)

- Comes in different colors

- Galvanized and vinyl-coated steel fabrics available

Related: Galvanized Steel vs. Vinyl-Coated Steel

2. Framework

- Variety of Chain link fence posts available

- Posts typically made of wood, metal, or plastic

- Rails are attached to the set and terminal posts

- Helps create tension, pull the fence fabric tight

- Terminal posts holes are filled with gravel and concrete

3. Fittings and Hardware

- Help bring posts, rails, and fence fabric together

- May include brace bands, hinges, latches, and rail ends

- Post caps can be simple or highly decorative

- Difficult to adjust once fully tightened

4. Gate

- Vary in shape and size

- Can provide additional security or serve as decoration

- Requires some ground clearance to open and close properly

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