Chain Link Fencing

Affordable Security


Chain link fencing not only helps keep intruders out of your commercial facility. It is also useful for keeping children and pets inside their yards, preventing them from wandering off and becoming lost. American Fence Company’s two types of chain link fencing — classic galvanized and sleek black — are available at affordable prices.

Largest Supplier


Between our many branches in the Midwest, American Fence Company has access to more than 18 acres of fencing inventory. We are the nation’s #1 supplier of chain link fabric, materials, and posts.

Wide Variety


American Fence Company’s chain link fences come in the following heights: 3′, 3.5′, 4′, 5′, and 6.’ Style choices include two colors and a variety of gauges.

Chain Link Gallery

With over thirteen acres of inventory, we are the largest supplier of chain link fabric in the Midwest. You can choose from twelve different heights, three colors and a variety of gauges – all in stock. Chain link has come a long way over the years. Once upon a time galvanized chain link fence was considered the only choice for its ability to keep pets and children in your yard. With the introduction of the vinyl coated chain link the old guard has been dressed up. Whether it is galvanized or snappy black vinyl, we have what you are looking for.

We have completed chain link fence installations in communities all across the Midwest, including Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Sioux City, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rochester, Minnesota; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Iowa City, Iowa. In Madison, WI and Salina, Wichita, and Kansas City, Kansas, we operate as AmeriFence Corporation. In Fargo, ND, we operate as American Security and Gate Company. We are the Midwest’s number one fence contractor of choice.

Chain Link Fencing FAQ

Are all chain-link fences the same?
Chain-link has four elements: fabric, framework, fittings and gates. How you combine them makes all the difference. Each of these components are available in a range of weights (gauges) and types of protective coatings. Providers can mix and match components in an effort to shave costs or differentiate their product. Our minimum recommendations will typically follow the minimum practices defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The most common coating is zinc (galvanized), but you’ll also find chain-link components with vinyl or polyester color coatings in addition to zinc. These color treatments enhance landscaping and blend naturally with trees, shrubs and bushes. They’ll also give you even more protection against corrosion or rust.

What do I look for in commercial chain link fabric?
Select your chain-link fence fabric based on these three criteria: gauge of wire, size of mesh and type of protective coating.

  1. Gauge (ga.) or diameter of wire is one of the most important factors- it helps tell you how much steel is actually in the fabric. The smaller the gauge number, the more steel, the higher the quality and the stronger the wire. We recommend using nothing less than 9 gauge (.1494 inches in diameter) for commercial fencing. When referring to vinyl coated wire, you always refer to the core gauge of the wire and then reference the coating. Commercial vinyl coated wire using an 9 gauge core wire may have a 6 gauge to 8 gauge finish depending on the type of vinyl coating.
  2. Mesh size tells you how far apart the parallel wires are in the mesh. In other words, how large the diamond is from side to side.  This is another indication of how much steel is in the product. The smaller the diamond, the more steel is in the fabric. We recommend nothing less than 2” mesh for commercial. There are a variety of mesh sizes available, ranging from 3/8”, 5/8”, ¾”, 1” 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¼”, 2 3/8” to 3 ½”.   The smaller mesh sizes are typically used in high security applications that prevent personnel from climbing or cutting.
  3.  Core wire coating is critical. There are three types of core wire coatings.
    1. Hot dipped galvanized – Galvanized After Weaving.  GAW wire is first woven and then dipped into a kettle of hot melted zinc.  The speed at which it is dipped and removed will dictate the weight of the coating.  GAW coating is available in 1.2 oz of coating per square foot or 2 oz of coating per square foot.  This coating process tends to leave icicles and nubs from the zinc dripping-off.
    2. Galvanized Before Weaving.  GBW wire galvanizes the wire before weaving.  This coating process has improved over the years, providing a smooth, consistent and dependable coating.  It is also available in 1.2 and 2 oz.  GBW is popular in backyards and athletic applications for its smooth finish.
    3. Aluminized coating is applied before weaving, providing a dull aluminum finish to the core wire.  Its soft metal properties provide an excellent coating suited for highly acetic environments.
  4. Vinyl coating over finished core wire.  According to ASTM  668, vinyl coated chain link is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire with the specified coating to follow.
    1. Class 1 Extruded.  Your residential chain link is typically “non-spec class 1 extruded” wire, meaning the vinyl coating is simply pulled over the wire like a sock over your foot.  This wire generally is miss represented because it is thicker than the higher grade materials.  Of course the reason it is thicker is because it is not bonded to the chain link and can easily tear or peal.
    2. Class 2A Extruded and Bonded. The second grade of wire is the “class 2A extruded and bonded” wire.  This wire may appear in some specifications and is generally used in commercial applications.  The vinyl coating is thinner than the “class 1 extruded” wire.  However, the extruded and bonded wire is bonded to the wire by means of an intense glue, thus less likely to peal or tear from the core wire.
    3. Class 2B Fused and Bonded.  The third grade of wire is “class 2b thermally fused and bonded.  This class of wire is most predominately specified with architects, engineers, city, state and federal.  It has the thinnest coating yet has the greatest strength in resisting cracking, pealing and tearing.  The vinyl coating is literally fused and bonded to the steel like welding two pieces of steel together.  This is the superior product.

American Fence Company is the Midwest’s leading commercial fence contractor.

How do I select my commercial fence framework?

Fortunately, the American Society of Testing and Materials, ASTM, has effectively dealt with this issue in helping customers choose from light commercial to industrial grade materials.  Under ASTM 1043; you can simple choose your table or grade of materials.  Each grade, spells out the diameter and wall thickness of tubing and pipe for the application and height.

American Fence Company, now serving Grand Island, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Rochester, Minnesota. In Madison, WI and Salina, Wichita, and Kansas City, Kansas, we operate as AmeriFence Corporation. In Fargo, ND, we operate as American Security and Gate Company. We are one of the nation’s top ten commercial fence contractors.