What You Need to Know Before Installing a Cyclone Fence

When you want to secure your home or any piece of land, one of the best ways to do that is with a fence, and one of the most popular fences on the market is the cyclone fence. Also known as a chain-link fence or a wire-mesh fence, the cyclone fence is something you're probably already familiar with—the fence wires are bent into a zig-zag pattern, hooking around each other vertically to form what looks like a diamond pattern. You probably want a cyclone fence installed around your home, but before anything else here are a few things you need to know about what you're getting into:


Cyclone fences are great for covering large areas of land because of their low cost material. Fencing usually comes in 15 metre rolls, so if you just have a short area to fence, then you might have excess material. If this happens, you can add another layer to your cyclone fence to strengthen the security.


A cyclone fence can either be galvanised or vinyl coated, and while the vinyl coating will cost more, it is a better idea to get the vinyl because it is the same galvanised metal with an extra layer of vinyl coating over it. Galvanised fences will rust over time. While vinyl coated fencing is better aesthetically, galvanised fences will give a more "industrial" look.

Fence Posts

Your land must be a viable location for fence posts, meaning you have to make sure you can bury them deep enough to keep them stable. The recommended depth for the posts is seven metres into the ground. The fence posts are buried within a foundation (made of concrete, steel tubing, or timber) that holds it in place, which should be a minimum of 20 cm in diameter. But before any excavation, be sure you won't damage any underground utilities. You must also consider the end posts, or terminal posts, which need stronger foundation than the rest of the fence to avoid leaning under tension.


The gauge of your cyclone fence is the measured diameter of the fabric metal; the higher the gauge, the thinner it is. Nine gauge is most common in commercial establishments, and eleven gauge is for residential fences. Lower and higher gauges can be found on the market if needed.

With these tips in mind, you are now ready to build and secure your own cyclone fence for your home, business, or land.