Chain link fencing is everywhere, but have you ever stopped and wondered how it’s made? The process is quite interesting, as chain link fences are knit or woven together. It all starts with a giant spool of galvanized steel or aluminum wire. A machined straightens out the wire, which is then fed into various “knitting” machines where it is cross-weaved with other pieces of wire to create the iconic chain link design.
Watch this video from the National Film Board of Canada to see how a chain link fence comes together in the factory. If you’re in need of a new fence around your home or business, contact a fence builder in San Jose to learn more about the benefits of using chain link fencing. Your fencing contractor can also tell you if chain link is appropriate for your fencing needs and recommend alternatives if it is not.