If you have a chain-link fence, you know just how durable they can be. But from time to time, for whatever reason, they can become damaged. And nothing looks quite as unsightly as a bent chain-link fence. To make things even worse, a bent section of fencing can completely compromise the integrity of the rest of the fence. But what can you do? You’re no handyman.
Well, there’s hope. Fixing a chain-link fence that has become bent is not a difficult task.
This article from eHow.com explains how you can fix your bent and unsightly fence.
Once you have completed the steps below, your fence will once again be secure and aesthetically pleasing.
What to do:
1. Pry loose the ends of the wire fence ties that hold the chain-link fabric to the bent top rail along the bent section of the fence with large pliers. Also remove the fence ties from any posts supporting the fence in that section.
2. Unbolt both rail ends that hold the top rail on the terminal posts using the adjustable wrench and socket wrench. Pull the rail ends off the brackets they were attached to. Remove the rail ends from the bent top rail. Realign and make true the terminal and line posts, if necessary.
3. Fit the rail ends onto each end of the new top rail. Insert the rail ends into the brackets on the terminal posts and bolt them into place.
4. Pry the ends of two links on the left side of the chain-link fence just past the bent fence fabric. Repeat this step on the right side past the bent fabric. Remove the loose inner links in each location to release the damaged section of chain-link fabric from the rest of the fence.
5. Cut a section of fence from a new role of fencing fabric. Align one edge of the fabric to the left edge of the existing fence. Reinsert the chain link you removed earlier to tie the existing fence fabric to the new section of fabric. Repeat this step on the other end to tie the right side of the new section to the fence.
6. Bend the ends of the chain links back together to finish repairing the chain-link fabric.
7. Attach the repaired fabric to the fence with wire fence ties, wrapping each tie around the top rail and posts and bending the ends of the ties around the wire in the fence fabric.
Hopefully this will help you fix that unsightly bent section of fence. But if you feel like your chain-link fence needs some professional help, contact Hercules Fence by calling (800) TU FENCE or click here today!