Prep the Project
Installing a chain link fence requires planning and preparation. Here's a few steps to take before building a chain link fence:
- Some local building codes place restrictions on fence height, location and other factors. Check with your local building department to determine if a permit is necessary.
- Find your property line. Figure out where you want your fence positioned in relation to your property line. Your local assessor’s office can provide information on your property line.
- Determine fence size and what kind of material you’d prefer. Fence height is based on the chain link fabric size. Chain link fabric or mesh comes in linear feet. It’s usually sold in rolls 4-feet, 5-feet or 6-feet high. Galvanized steel is the strongest mesh. Buy enough to cover the fence perimeter less any gate openings. Aluminum is lighter.
Tip: Share any fence plans with bordering neighbors to mitigate any future disputes