How to Repair a Chain Link Fence

How to Repair a Chain Link Fence

Whether it is because of decay or an accident caused by a tool or an animal, repairing a chain link fence is pretty simple to accomplish.

It is possible that a chain link fence may need to be repaired at one point during its life. Whether it is because of decay or an accident caused by a tool or an animal, repairing a chain link fence is pretty simple to accomplish.

 

Common Tools You Will Need

The most common tools you will need for a project like this are the following:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • File
  • Pliers
  • Saw
  • Chain link material

Find the Damage

The first step you want to take is inspecting the fence so you can identify all the damage. It will help if you are able to identify all the problems so you can deal with them all at once. When you find the damage, measure the distance between intact parts of the fence and calculate how much chain link material you will need.

Remove the Damage

The second step is to remove the damaged fence rail or chain link. Begin this process by cutting the wire ties that hold the chain link to the rail. You will need pliers and a saw for this job. You may want to create some maneuvering room by filing down the edges of the rail that are fine.

Replace Damaged Areas

Once you have removed all of the damaged areas you are free to replace them. If you replaced the posts on your chain link fence, then feel free to use the holes your old posts used. If you are replacing the chain link fabric, then you may need a partner for help. Insert a soft nylon cord through the new chain link to help pull them into place. Compare your spacing to an intact section of the fence to ensure that everything is aligned. For smaller areas of damage use gloves while you attach new fencing and weave the ends of the chain link together. For larger areas of damage it may be easier to reattach a whole section to the railing.

Choose Hercules Custom Iron for Your Chain Link Fence

Whether you would like your iron fence to be repaired or would like an iron fence the pros at Hercules Custom Iron have the expertise and are ready to help. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Custom Iron online or give us at 1-800-331-2590. We will ensure the investment you’re making serves your family and friends for years to come. For updates or to see projects we are working on, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Google+, and Pinterest.

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