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Knowing the Right Height for Your Chain Link Fence

hand on green chain link fence mesh

Looking to keep curious people out of your business or just wanting to make sure your family is safe and sound? When it comes to protection and privacy, fences are one of the most important components of your home.


Apart from keeping your kids and pets safe within your property, chain link fences can make all the difference when keeping undesirable people and animals away from your family and, if chosen properly, they can be the heroes of your home sweet home. At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we’ve been helping homeowners find their perfect fence match in Edmonton, Bonnyville, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and throughout Southern Alberta.


Thinking about a chain link fence? In this post, we’ve got you covered on how to determine the ideal height for your fence to make sure it does exactly what you need it to do.


Keeping Kids and Pets Safe


When it comes to picking up the right height for your chain link fence, safety is a big deal, especially if you are planning on having your kids or furry friends running around. Think about it: short fences are not really an obstacle for children or pets to climb over, especially if we are talking about active kids and big, playful dogs. If you are thinking about letting them use your yard as their playground, you might want to consider fences that are 1.8 meters high. Not only does this prevent the headache of running after your kids and pets, but it also steps up your yard’s defence against trespassers or possible intruders. At Duraguard Fence Ltd, we take safety very seriously. This means our fences are always manufactured and installed with our clients’ security needs in mind, whether you want to keep their little adventurers inside or prevent unwanted visitors from coming in.


What Is the Height of Your Fence’s Components?


The height of your chain link fence will also depend on the size of the bits and pieces that put it together, such as the mesh and the posts' height. When it comes to the mesh of your chain link fence, the aesthetic of it should be taken in consideration. Whether you want the classic steel look, the sleeker black option or a pop of colour, the desired final product will factor into the possible height. For instance, aligned with industry standards, Duraguard Fence Ltd provides mesh options that range from 3 feet by 6 feet for vinyl coated chain link, or 3 feet to 12 feet for galvanized chain link. When installing a chain link fence, you also want to make sure that it is going to be strong against the wind and heavy rains; you therefore need to ensure that you are planting your posts deep enough into the ground. Standard posts range from 6 to 9 feet in height, but minimum footing depth depends on the height of your fence.  The recommended depth of footing for a chain link fence of 4 feet or less is 24 inches. Anything above 4 feet requires extra footing consideration. The total height of your fence will therefore be heavily influenced by the posts available to you.Since components are such an important factor in determining the height of your chain link fence, Duraguard Fence Ltd leaves no stone unturned! When talking with our experts in the initial stages of your fencing project, your wants, needs, and must-haves will be discussed so that you understand all the options available to you and that you can make the best decision possible for your house. From fabrication to installation, we work with you from A to Z.


Do You Know Your Municipality Fence Bylaws?


Did you know that municipalities, neighbourhoods and even homeowner’s associations can have specific restrictions for fence building? The last thing you want is to spend more money redoing your brand new mega fence because it’s too tall; understanding and considering all the applicable bylaws in your area can save you both time and money in the long run. These restrictions can vary widely from one area to another. In Edmonton, for instance, your backyard fence can be up to 1.85 meters, but it can go up to 2 meters high if you live in Fort McMurray, but only up to 1.80 meters if you live in Grande Prairie.


Details such as if the fence is being built in your front yard or back yard, or even if it’s being installed around a pool or garbage storage can also change how high your chain link fence can be.


There are a lot of details when it comes to the legalities of fence installation, and this is why turning to a professional is so important. At Duraguard Fence Ltd we work in close collaboration with you to take into consideration all applicable regulations and bylaws, ensuring we are aligning your fencing project with all the requirements in your area.


Need a Chain Link Fence? Duraguard Fence Ltd is Here for You.


Dreaming of having a safe backyard where your kids and pets can roam free? Thinking about installing a chain link fence in your front yard to enclose your property? If you are scratching your head wondering where to begin, Duraguard Fence Ltd has got you covered. We manufacture, provide expert consultation and install chain link fences in Edmonton, Bonnyville, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Southern Alberta. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and let us help you turn your outdoor area into the secure haven your family deserves.


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