Traditionally, construction sites protect their perimeters with chain link fence. However, more and more projects are starting to secure their site with wire mesh fence panels. While both get the job done, there are a lot of important differences between the two fencing options to be aware of.
Chain Link Fence
For one, chain link fence panels are often very heavy and cumbersome. This makes it difficult to move around and install. You’re simply just going to need more time and more manpower to set up these heavier fence panels.
One of the main problems with chain link fencing is that the mesh is only attached to the side of the frame. So, after a bit of wear and tear, there’s a greater chance of tangling and knotting, which isn’t something you see with wire mesh fence panels because the mesh itself is actually welded to the frame of the panel.
Tangling happens pretty often, so you can imagine how inconvenient it becomes to stack chain link panels when you’re done at a job site and are moving to the next.
Wire Mesh Fence
It’s no wonder many construction sites are starting to look at wire mesh fencing as an alternative to chain link.
Of course, being that they’re lighter, wire mesh fence panels are perceived to be less safe, that they’ll simply fall over. This isn’t really true, though.
We have tested our wire mesh fencing, the Broadfence Select Fence Panel, and have made sure that it can withstand climates allover North America that have the harshest winds.
Wire mesh panels are easy to install too. They require no bolts, clamps, or wrenches to assemble. This fencing is simply put together with a U-Connector bracket and has long, wide removable feet, making the fence stable and secure.
Also, when you have lots of fence panels and you’re looking to transport them or put them into storage, wire mesh fencing is easier to stack and easier to transport than chain link fencing.