Commercial Chain Link Fencing in Cedar Rapids, IA

Affordable, Effective Security

Chain link fences for businesses in Cedar Rapids, IA boost curb appeal in addition to security. American Fence Company sells galvanized and sleek black chain link fences — at all affordable prices.

Largest Supplier of Fence Materials

With access to 18+ acres of fence materials (vinyl, wood, chain link, etc.), American Fence Company is able to put together high quality, long lasting fences of all kinds. When it comes to chain link fences, we also supply more fabric, posts, and materials than any other contractor in the Midwest.

Wide Selection of Fence Products

Our vast offering of chain link fence products — posts, fabric, materials — is just one part of what makes American Fence Company the top fence contractor for chain link fences in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Commercial Chain Link Fencing in Cedar Rapids, IA Gallery

As the top contractor for chain link fences in Cedar Rapids, IA, the factors differentiating products in our inventory include 12 different heights, two distinct colors, a variety of gauges, fence posts, fencing materials, and chain link wires. Everything we fabricate, sell, and install heralds from an inventory spanning 18+ acres — which makes us the largest supplier of fence materials not only in Cedar Rapids, but the entire Midwest. What’s more, our staff includes highly trained industry professionals who know their job inside and out. Whether you need a classic galvanized chain link fence or one made of black vinyl, you can rest assured that our team can get the job done!

Commercial Chain Link Fencing in Cedar Rapids FAQ

What should I look for when shopping commercial chain link fabric?

  1. Mesh size determines spacing between parallel wires are in the mesh. Here at American Fence Company, we recommend 2” mesh for commercial chain link fence. However, the number of mesh sizes available are many, ranging from 3/8”, 5/8”, ¾”, 1” 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¼”, 2 3/8” to 3 ½”. Smaller mesh sizes (the ones with less spacing between wires) are typically applied in high security venues.
  2. Gauge (ga.) determines the amount of steel — and, consequently, strength — in the wire. 9 gauge is the absolute lowest recommended for commercial applications. Depending on the type of vinyl coating, a 9 gauge core commercial vinyl coated wire may have a 6-8 gauge finish.
  3. Core wire coating comes in three different types.
    • Galvanized Before Weaving. This coating process, galvanizing the wire before weaving, is smooth and dependable. Also available in 1.2 and 2 oz., it has proven popular in backyards and athletic applications.
    • Galvanized After Weaving. With this particular wire coating, the wire is woven and then dipped into a kettle of hot melted zinc. The weight of the coating is determined by the speed at which it is dipped and then removed. Galvanized After Weaving is available in 1.2 oz of coating per square foot or 2 oz of coating per square foot. Icicles and nubs from the zinc dripping-off aren’t uncommon with this type of weaving.
    • Aluminized coating. Applied before weaving, a dull aluminum finish is the result of this type of coating. The soft metal properties inherent in aluminized coating makes has proven excellent in environments that are highly acetic.
  4. 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 typically features vinyl coating covering the wire like socks over feet. Generally misrepresented because it is thicker than the higher grade materials, Class 1 Extruded coating it is not bonded to the chain link and can easily tear or peel.
    • Class 2A Extruded and Bonded. Generally used in commercial applications, this vinyl coating is thinner than the Class 1 Extruded wire. It is bound to the wire via glue, meaning it’s less likely to peel or tear.
    • Class 2B Fused and Bonded. The type of wire commonly asked for by architects, engineers, city, state and federal. Despite having the thinnest coating, its resistance to cracking, peeling and tearing is unparalleled. In the case of Class 2B Fused and Bounded, the vinyl coating is attached to the steel like as if it had been welded on.

How do I pick out commercial fence framework?

The best way to pick a fence is to start with the gauge and outside diameter of the pipe. Check out the table below for help. “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.

How do I select commercial fence framework from American Fence Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa?

ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) has helped customers choose from light commercial to industrial grade materials. Under ASTM 1043, you can use the table to choose the grade of your materials. Each grade specifies the diameter and wall thickness of pipe for the application and height.

Are all chain link fences in Cedar Rapids, IA the same?

Four components to consider for your chain link fence: framework, fittings, gates, and fabric. What ultimately makes the difference is the way in which these four elements are used together. Here at the premier fence company in Cedar Rapids, IA, our minimum recommendations match the ones defined by the ASTM. The most common is galvanized (or zinc). Chain link fence components with polyester color or vinyl coatings are also prevalent. Color treatments provide great scenery, as they can blend in with foliage. It also comes with extra resistance to rust.