Commercial Chain Link Fences in Madison

Affordable Security

Protect your property in Madison with an affordable chain link fence, with classic galvanized or sleep black chain link materials.

Largest Supplier of Fence Materials in Madison

As the premier fence contractor in Madison, AmeriFence Corporation is also the largest Madison chain link materials supplier in the Midwest. As a matter of fact, we have more than 18 acres of chain link fabric and fence posts in our inventory.


There’s no mystery as to why chain link fences are among the most common protective barriers and enclosures used in America: they provide enclosure while, at the same time, allowing both visibility and ventilation. This makes them ideal for recreational and sporting areas (baseball fences, basketball fences, tennis court fences, etc.). When it comes to fence contractors in Madison, WI, there is no better source than AmeriFence Corporation.

One of the largest suppliers of chain link fences, fence posts, and supplies in the Midwest, with more than 18 acres of inventory at our disposal, this fence company in Madison carries 12 different fence heights, two collars, and a number of different gauges. Because of this, we can create the ideal fence for your property. Once upon a time, commercial chain link fences only came with a galvanized finish, but with the introduction of the vinyl coated chain link, the number of options has only grown. So, whether you are looking for a traditionally galvanized chain link fence in Madison, or something made of black vinyl, we’ve got you covered. And our team of professionally trained installers are here to ensure the job is done to your expectations.

Commercial Chain Link Fence FAQ

What are the chain link fence criteria I should look for when hiring a fence contractor in Madison?

When picking out your Madison chain link fence fabric, choose according to the following: mesh size, wire gauge and type of protective coating.

  1. Chain link mesh size delineates how far apart the parallel wires on the fence are. (In other words: the size of the diamond from side to side.) The smaller the diamond, the more steel in the fabric, and we recommend 2″ mesh for commercial chain link fencing. A variety of mesh sizes are available, from 3/8”, 5/8”, ¾”, 1” 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¼”, 2 3/8” to 3 ½”. Smaller mesh sizes are often used in high security applications, as this helps prevent unwanted climbing or cutting of the fence.
  2. Chain link fence gauge is the diameter and one of the most important factors of the fence, as it tells you the actual steel content of the fabric. A minimum of 9 gauge is typically recommended for commercial chain link fencing in Madison. In terms of vinyl coated wire, refer to the core gauge of the wire and then reference the coating. Commercial vinyl coated wire with a 9 gauge core may have 6 gauge or 8 gauge finish, depending on the type of vinyl coating.
  3. Chain link core wire coating is also critical. Choose from three types of coatings:
    • 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.
    • 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 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 Madison chain link fencing is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire with the specified coating to follow.
    • Class 1 Extruded. Your residential chain link fence 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 peel.
    • 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 peel or tear from the core wire.
    • 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, peeling and tearing. The vinyl coating is literally fused and bonded to the steel like welding two pieces of steel together. This is the superior vinyl coating.

How do I select my commercial chain link fence framework from AmeriFence Corporation of Madison?

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 my commercial chain fence framework with AmeriFence Corporation of Madison?

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 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 Madison chain link fences the same?

Madison’s choice fence company, we offer chain link fence in the following 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 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. These color treatments enhance landscaping and blend naturally with trees, shrubs and bushes. They’ll also give you even more protection against rusting.