Chain Link Fences: How Do I Measure My Property to Know How Much Material I Need?

In addition to helping to keep a place more protected against intruders, chainlink fences also help to compose the design of a property, they are practical and cost-effective.

But before you have such a fence installed, you need to buy the materials. And to buy them in the correct quantity, you need to have the measurements of the land or area you would like to fence.

It is always best to hire a company that specializes in this type of work – and yes, professionals can do this type of work. But it is interesting that you have this information at hand – this data will help you when asking for quotes and choosing the best option for your case.

If your property is in the Vancouver area, you can contact us – we can help you answer your questions and get the installation done as smoothly as possible.

Before that, let’s go to the tips on how to correctly measure the land.

How to Measure the Terrain For Chainlink Fencing

Taking measurements of a piece of land can seem like a daunting task, especially when you don’t have the proper knowledge, after all it’s a big measurement that can’t be done with a regular ruler.

Also, there’s another question: do you know exactly where your property ends and your neighbor’s begins? Yes, you need to confirm your land’s limits to avoid future problems – don’t measure or build on a hunch. Ask for the precise measurements – usually the city hall has this data.

With that in hand, follow the steps below:

1. Identify Obstacles

Your land might have trees, for example. Then you have to decide whether the chainlink fence will go around them, in front of them or behind them. In addition, you also need to know if there is anything underground, such as water or gas pipes, that could make it difficult to have the fence installed. This can also be verified with the responsible department of the city hall.

2. Mark the Corners

With information about terrain boundaries and obstacles in hand, it’s time to actually start measuring. You can start by marking the corners with a stake – these will be the points where the fence turns 90 degrees to contour the terrain.

3. Take Measurements

With the corners marked out, measure the distance between each corner. You can use a tape measure – nowadays there are options with long films and even electronic versions.

With these numbers, you already have enough to ask for quotes and you can get an idea of ​​how much you will spend. If the terrain has curves or obstacles, a more accurate measurement will be needed, but a professional can help you in these cases.

4. What About the Height?

Yes, in addition to the length of the fence, you also need to think about the height of the fence. As in this case we are working with chain link fences, the interesting thing is that they can be customized according to your needs. We talked a little more about this specific issue in this blog post here.

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QS Fencing specializes in fencing for residential and commercial properties. If you are looking for fencing solutions for your land, please click here and we will be happy to help you find the best options.