Commercial Chain Link Fences in Omaha

Affordable Security in Omaha


Omaha chain link fences are ideal for keeping intruders off your commercial property. Very affordable, these fences come in either classic galvanized form or in sleek black form.

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Whatever kind of chain link fence you need for your commercial property in Omaha, we have it — stocking and installing commercial chain link products for heights up to 12′.

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American Fence Company is the largest supplier of chain link wire, materials, posts, etc. in Omaha, Plattsmouth, Valley, Gretna, Elkhorn, La Vista, Council Bluffs, IA, etc., with access to 18+ acres of inventory. We carry 12 different chain link heights, two colors and a variety of gauges — so the options regarding the number of chain link fences we can create for your commercial property are virtually endless. In the past, chain link fences in Omaha only came in galvanized form and were considered the only fence widely used due to its ability to keep pets and children in yards. However, with the introduction of the vinyl coated chain link, selections have expanded and diversified. Whether it is traditional galvanized or black vinyl, we have the right chain link fence materials and employ the skilled installers who can get the job done and get it done right!

Commercial Chain Link Fences in Omaha, Nebraska FAQ

What should I look for in commercial chain link fabric?

Select fabric according to the following criteria: mesh size, wire gauge and type of protective coating.

  1. Mesh size tells you how far apart the parallel wires are in the mesh. The smaller the “diamonds” that make up the fabric, the more steel it possesses. Here, at Omaha’s choice fence contractor, we recommend 2” mesh for commercial chain link fences in Omaha. 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”. Smaller mesh sizes are typically used in high security applications designed to help prevent personnel from climbing or cutting.
  2. Wire gauge (ga.), or the diameter of wire, is one of the most important factors in selecting chain link fabric in Omaha, NE. It also tells you how much steel is actually contained in the fabric. The smaller the gauge number, the more steel and the higher the quality and the strength of the wire. Our experts at American Fence Company recommend nothing less than 9 gauge 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 9 gauge core wire may have a 6 gauge to 8 gauge finish depending on the type of vinyl coating.
  3. Core wire coating is critical, and there are three types to choose from.
    • Galvanized Before Weaving. GBW wire galvanizes the wire before the weaving process begins. This type of core wire coating has improved over the years — resulting in smoother, more consistent, highly dependable coating for chain link fences in Omaha. It is also available in 1.2 and 2 oz. GBW is popular in backyards and athletic applications for its smooth finish.
    • 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 dictates 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.
    • Aluminized coating. This core wire coating is applied before weaving, providing a dull aluminum finish. 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 fencing in Omaha is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire with the specified coating to follow.
    • Class 1 Extruded. Residential chain link is typically made of “non-spec class 1 extruded” wire, meaning the vinyl coating is simply pulled over the wire like a sock. This wire generally is misrepresented 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 peel.
    • Class 2A Extruded and Bonded. This wire appears in some specifications and is generally used in commercial applications. The coating is thinner than in the Class 1 Extruded wire. However, the extruded and bonded wire is bonded to the wire by means of an intense glue. This makes it less likely to peel or tear from the core wire.
    • Class 2B Fused and Bonded. This class of core wire is mostly associated with architects, engineers, city, state and federal. Despite featuring the thinnest coating, it also has the greatest strength in resisting cracking, peeling and tearing. Class 2B Fused and Bonded vinyl wire coating is literally fused and bonded in the same manner as welding two pieces of steel together.

How do I select my commercial fence framework from American Fence Company?

Start with the gauge and the outside diameter of the pipe. Below is a helpful table that you may use in selecting your fence framework. “Terminal Posts” is a generic term for end, corner and gate posts. Gate posts will vary based on the size of the gate.

Application   Light Duty Medium Duty Heavy Duty
3’-4’ high Top rail 1-3/8” 17 ga. 1-3/8” 16 ga. 1-3/8” 15 ga.
Line Posts 1-5/8” 17 ga. 1-5/8” 16 ga. 1-5/8” 15 ga.
Terminal Posts 1-7/8” 17 ga. 1-7/8” 16 ga. 1-7/8” 15 ga.
5’-6’ high Top rail 1-3/8” 17 ga. 1-3/8” 16 ga. 1-5/8” 15 ga.
Line Posts 1-7/8” 17 ga. 1-7/8” 16 ga. 1-7/8” 15 ga.
Terminal Posts 2-3/8” 17 ga 2-3/8” 16 ga. 2-3/8” 15 ga.

How do I select commercial fence framework with American Fence Company of Omaha?

The good news is: 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 use the table to choose the grade of your materials. Each grade spells out the diameter and wall thickness of pipe for the application and height.

Are all chain link fences in Omaha the same?

Chain link fences sold at American Fence Company of Omaha include four distinct elements: chain link fabric, framework, fittings and gates. Having said that, the manner in which you combine them is what ends up making the difference. Each component is available in a range of weights (gauges) and types of protective coatings. Providers can mix and match components in an effort to reduce the cost or differentiate their fence. Our minimum recommendations are in line with the minimum practices defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Galvanized—or zinc—is the most common chain link coating, but you’ll also find chain link components with vinyl or polyester color coatings. Color treatments enhance the appeal of your landscaping. They can also blend in naturally with trees, shrubs and bushes. That’s in addition to the enhanced protection against rusting and corrosion.