It’s easy to understand why a chainwire fence is a more popular choice than other types of fencing. Because it’s low cost, low maintenance, and simple to install, it does present plenty of practical advantage. It’s adequate for those who have to conform to fencing requirements, but would rather have something that would not appear too closed off.
Residential, commercial and public properties make use of chainwire fences for many purposes.
- Private property of residence. Chainwire installation is common among homeowners as a way to set boundaries between neighbouring properties, or as a security measure. They are usually erected in gardens and backyards, but some houses also use this type of fence on their front yard. In order for chainwire fences to look more appealing in a residential area though, homeowners normally add a decorative or creative touch to it. Some even choose coloured vinyl types instead of the usual silver wires to complement their houses.
- Race tracks and sports arena. Baseball and softball fields have chainwire fences in the backstops that allow spectators to still see what is happening in the field without having to worry about getting hit by foul balls. The same concept is applied to tennis courts, where fences enclose the area, yet still allow everyone to see what the players are doing and follow the game without any obstruction. Racetracks also make use of fences as barriers for cars that may go out of control. In contact sports like mixed martial arts and wrestling, steel cages are usually made of chainwire fences.
- Parks and school yards. It’s common to find chainwire fencing across parks. Public schools yards also have chainwire fences to secure the school’s premises and have the kids stay in the designated play area.
- Industrial properties. Chainwire fences are set in construction sites, industrial building, or paddocks for safety and security reasons. It helps restrict people (and perhaps even animals) from accessing such properties, especially when it’s vacant. But since the fences are visible on either side, it’s easier to see whether or not someone is trespassing the premises.
- Kennels, farms and zoos. Livestock in farms and animals in kennels and zoos are easier to manage with chainwire fences. It helps prevent animals from moving through areas they are not supposed to be in, but it’s non-restrictive since the chainwires appear transparent.
Types of Chainwire Fences
Though very simple in design and construction, chainwire fences come in different types. Heights vary depending on the requirements but can go between 3ft to 12 ft. Mesh length also depends on preference and need, although the standard is usually about 2 inches.
Finally, note that some chainwire fences can be built with rolling wheels, or they can be automated for convenience. Larger properties usually take advantage of this design.