Protection for Your Home: Installing a Chain Link Fence

house fenceA large property can either be a blessing or a curse. Of course, there’s a large enough area if you want to expand your home. With this comes the trouble of fencing off your area for security or privacy, however, which is especially true for a large area in the country, where boundaries can be easily forgotten and parts of the property easily seized.

According to, a chain link fence or a wooden fence is a good choice for a property marker, but a chain link fence could be easier to put up. To know how to do this on your own, here are a few tips.

Know Your Rights

You can’t just go ahead and install a fence at a whim. To seal off your property for privacy or security, there are two persons you need to call: the city government and your local land office. Once you’ve obtained the necessary permits from the city government and the true size of your land, that’s when you should go about setting up the metal poles and the chain link fence for your property.

Have all the Right Materials Ready

A chain link fence usually consists of a metal mesh and poles: the thinner ones for stiffening the mesh, and the larger ones as poles for holding the fence together. Once you’ve measured the area of your property, you can go ahead and place the poles in position. These poles should help hold together the mesh.

Be sure to inspect each pole once you’re sure you’ve done everything you can in installing the fence. You might also tighten each tension wire around the end posts of the chain link fence, just so you’re sure about the mesh’s strength. Inspect the rest of your chain link fence to make sure that there are no unfinished or incomplete parts.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.