Hurricane fencing (more commonly referred to as chain link) is so-named because it’s often the only fencing left standing in the wake of big storms. Introduced to the United States in 1898 by the Anchor Fence Company, hurricane fencing is durable and inexpensive. It’s perfect for a variety of uses in Houston and southeast Texas. At Fence Masters, we have miles of hurricane fence ready for installation.
When Hurricanes Ike and Rita came through Houston, they destroyed a lot of conventional wood fencing. But hurricane fencing survived. That’s because it’s made of woven steel, in a variety of gauges, then galvanized (dipped in protective zinc).
Galvanization is the process of treating the steel with either a zinc or aluminum coating to ensure that oxidation doesn’t eat away at the metal. Oxidation is just the process that we all know as rust, but no matter what you call it, it’s bad for metal fencing. But when Fence Masters installs hurricane fencing – it’s galvanized. And it lasts for a long time. This means your hurricane fence may be around for decades, with little or no maintenance.
To top it off, mass production makes it very inexpensive. Because of these benefits, it’s widely used and often remains intact years after other fences are long gone. Hurricane fencing is also called wire mesh and cyclone fencing.
No matter what you call it, though – it works. It’s used extensively in the Gulf Coast region, precisely because it holds up well and is cost effective. We get our share of bad weather, so building requirements and fencing choices often favor products that hold up better in Houston’s tough weather. Hurricane fencing fits that bill.
At Fence Masters, we have a wide variety of hurricane fencing to choose from and the decades of installation expertise to put it in place. Our staff can help you choose the appropriate fence to fit your needs and to fit the fence within your budget. Hurricane fencing is less expensive than nearly every other type of fence. But that’s not the only reason to check out hurricane fencing.
The quick installation process is another reason to choose hurricane fencing. It’s a relatively easy install. Hurricane fencing comes in a 4ft, 6ft and 8ft rolls, and for some installations even bigger. So it’s often as simple as installing the posts and stringing it up. Most jobs are completed in about a day.
A quick glance around the neighborhood will tell you everything you need to know about hurricane fences – they provide secure, cost-effective perimeters around important places, they last for decades, they’re inexpensive and require no maintenance. The same can’t be said for the trusty wood picket or cedar fence.
Each type of fence has its own charm, but only the chain link fence is known as the workhorse of the industry. Doing the heavy lifting in fencing since its introduction more than a century ago. It’s been around longer than the automobile.
It’s a testimony to its amazing weather resistance and staying power that some hurricane fencing in older Houston neighborhoods has been around so long that trees planted nearby have completely enclosed the fence material so that the tree and fence have become one.
Hurricane fencing from Fence Masters of Houston – it’s a fence for generations, literally.