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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common uses and purposes of chain link fences in several settings. Perhaps the single most popular type of fencing found around the country, chain link fencing is ideal for several different needs, from marking and defining areas to protecting from pet escape and many others.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide variety of fence supplies and fencing contractor services, including comprehensive assistance with chain link fences. Whether you want to perform your own install or need our team to assist you with this and other important themes, we’re happy to take any level of involvement you need. What are some of the other common reasons you might consider a chain link fence? Here are several.

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Sports and Activities

One of the most frequently-seen uses of the chain link fence in today’s society is their placement around various fields or outdoor locations as part of a sports or activity setup. Pretty much everyone has driven by one of these setups recently, whether it’s a large field adjacent to a school or perhaps a stand-alone field.

In these areas, there’s no better fencing material than chain link. It provides clear and defined boundaries for anyone present, but also doesn’t cut off views or surrounding aesthetics at all, keeping the area wide open. It’s ideal for separating paying and non-paying customers in relevant settings, too, plus to keep athletes separate from fans when the professional ranks are involved.

Industrial Facilities

Many industrial factories or related facilities have a number of areas that should be kept off-limits, largely for safety reasons. Chain link fencing is often used here, keeping trespassers out while also informing various employees or staff of areas where they do or don’t belong. It’s very easy to attach various signs and warnings to chain link fences based on areas where people shouldn’t be, and this is highly common in these settings.

High-Security Areas

Finally, while we went over general security in part one of this series, specific high-security facilities and areas deserve a special mention. Chain link fencing is a common and useful defense mechanism for these areas, especially chain link fencing topped with barbed wire to dissuade intruders from attempting to climb over it.

To be clear, this type of fencing isn’t impenetrable – those with the right tools can cut through it, or around it. But this takes significant time and heavy tools, and gives any high-security facility easily enough time to identify the threat and respond to it.

For more on the common uses of chain link fencing today, or to learn about any of our fence services, speak to the staff at Utah Fence Warehouse today.