You Can Repair or Replace These 4 Components of a Chain Link Fence
While chain link fences are built to last, they are not invincible. You will need to do chores like repairing small damage and cleaning the fence line to make sure that your chain link fence lasts for many years. Although these fences can withstand the test of time and environmental elements, they require periodic attention to maintain their longevity and strength.
Following are 4 components of a chain link fence you can repair or replace:
1. The Top Rail
The top rail is the primary framework of the fence that supports the fence posts and other hardware and gives a perfect shape to the chain link net. If there is a dent in the top rail or it gets damaged due to some other reasons, then you may either have to repair it or get it replaced. When the damage caused to the top rail is beyond repair, then replacing it is an ideal option. You can easily fix normal damage by yourself, however if the damage is severe and the repair seems a little difficult in the start, then you will need to learn to properly repair it or hire professional help to get the job done.
Usually chain link fencing is coated in vinyl or made from galvanized material to prevent damage. Posts on the other hand, are a notable weak point. They are susceptible to dirt and weather elements as they are made from corrosive materials. You will need to check them on regular basis to make sure they are not damaged. If you find any damaged posts, it is recommended that you replace them immediately. Replacing them shouldn’t be too difficult as they tend to come out from the ground without much struggle.
3. Snapped Sections/Links
Things like debris, heavy objects and trees placed against the chain link fence may damage its sections/links. Replacing snapped sections of the fence is a relatively easy task as you only have to replace the damaged area and not the entire fence. Mostly, snapped sections are present near the poles or near the top of the fence, however they can occur in another places as well. In order to repair the snapped links, you will first need to tie the nearest posts firmly in order to hold the tension of the undamaged part. Then all you will need to do is remove the snapped links and put new ones in their place.
Sagging occurs when there is a loose post in a chain link fence. Sagging is easier to detect because it is a lot more visible than other types of damages. That’s why most people want to fix this issue as soon as possible. You should also tend to it immediately because the problem can worsen if left unrepaired. Fortunately, sagging in the chain link fence is quite easy to fix. Simply remove the loose posts and then use concrete to establish a strong foundation.
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