Posts Tagged ‘chain link fence’

How to Repair a Chain Link Fence

Friday, July 7th, 2017
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. (more…)

How to Clean a Rusted Chain Link Fence

Monday, January 30th, 2017
chain link fences

Chain link fences can eventually rust.

While chain link fence can last for decades, some wear and tear is inevitable as it faces the elements. No material lasts forever, and over time chain link fence can become discolored, rusted, which can make the fence look old and dilapidated. If you have noticed that your chain link fence is looking less than its best, read on to learn how to clean rusted chain link fence. (more…)

What’s the Best Fence for a Basketball Court?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Basketball courts can be designed with or without a fence, but unless you want to stop the game to retrieve errant shots, it’s a good idea to have a fence around the court. So what kind of fence makes for the best basketball court fence? Read on to find out.

 

Basketball Court Fence: Chain Link Fence

Chain link fence is used in tons of different applications because it’s quite simply one of the most versatile types of fencing available. In this case, chain link fence works great for basketball courts for several reasons. For one, the links are small enough to prevent the ball from going through. Chain link fences are also easily built to heights that will prevent the ball from passing over the fence and into the yard. In addition, chain link fences have a little give compared to a wood or iron fence, so if you happen to run into the fence during an especially vigorous game of pick up, the chain link fence will soften the blow. Chain link fences work great for basketball courts, and the best part is that if you don’t have a fence around your court currently, it’s easy to have one installed.

 

basketball court fence

 

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

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What’s the Best Fence for a Tennis Court?

Friday, January 17th, 2014

If there’s one place of recreation that requires a fence, it’s a tennis court. Unless you want the ball to go flying off into the distance every time you serve another ace past your opponent, you’ll likely want a fence to contain the tennis ball. So what’s the best fence for a tennis court? There’s no absolute best choice, but chain link is probably the most practical for the following reasons:

Chain Link Tennis Court Fence

Tennis balls are not terribly big, and therefore need a fence that doesn’t have large gaps in it. While an ornate iron fence might have gaps at various points, a chain link fence is consistent in size, and the gaps aren’t large enough for a ball to pass through. These gaps also allow plenty of airflow through to the court to keep you cool. Chain link fences can be built to great heights, so you won’t have to worry about the ball sailing over the fence. Finally, chain link fences are durable, and hold up well to constant exposure to the elements.

Note that in the photo below, the tennis court is surrounded by both a chain link and iron fence. However the iron fence is on top of a pre-existing wall, which serves as the barrier on one side of the court. On the other side of the court where there was no barrier in place, a chain link fences completes the enclosure.

 

tennis court fence

 

 

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

Be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Wire Mesh Paneling vs. Chain Link Fencing

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Wire mesh paneling and chain link fencing are both good fencing options, though they have slight differences that make them both suitable for different applications. In both cases, we manufacturer the fences to provide superior corrosion and oxidation resistance, to ensure that whatever fence you choose will last a long time.

While chain link fences are designed for outside use, wire mesh paneling can be used both inside and outside. One of the reasons for this is the size and portability of wire mesh. The average panel of wire mesh weighs about 55 pounds while a roll of chain link fence can weigh up to 600 pounds. In addition, chain link fence usually comes in fairly standardized sizes, making it less adaptable than wire mesh, which comes in a variety of sizes.

In the event that the fence needs to be relocated, the task is much more easily done with wire mesh than with chain link fencing, once again due to the standardization of chain link fence which limits its adaptability. Wire mesh is also preferable to chain link in the event that the fence needs to cover a large height, as mesh can be stacked with the addition of support posts.

Overall, while both types of fences have their benefits, wire mesh paneling offers more flexibility, making it great for use in a variety of applications.

wire mesh

 

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

Be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

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