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Tested and Proven Performance of Security Grade Chain

(CLF- TP0211) With this newly released 12-page report, security and fence professionals have the information and test data needed to specify and select security grade chain link fence systems based on the time required for forced entry penetration or its ability to protect people and property from vehicular impact. These testing results provide the data to make a well informed, logical decision.

CLFMI Field Inspection Guide

(CLF-FIG 0111)
 The guide that gives installers and inspectors a handy list of inspection procedures, guidelines and standards. Includes a “tear off” report form.

CLFMI Product Manual

This 32-page guidebook provides the user with the nationally-recognized standards of quality for chain link fence fabric and framework. References all applicable ASTM and federal standards.

Click Here to directly access the CLFMI GUIDE FOR SPECIFYING COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND SECURITY CHAIN LINK FENCE AND GATES ( Contract Section 32 31 13) part of the manual. (For the Word version of the Contract Section 32 31 13 contact CLFMI at

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Wind Load Guide for the Selection of Line Post Spacing and Size

 The 32-page guide for architects, specifiers, and engineers with information on the factors that influence the size and spacing of line posts. Includes 12 tables to help determine appropriate line post spacings in various wind load conditions.

Security Fencing Recommendation

 This guide provides the answers to questions about which chain link fencing systems to use for various levels of perimeter security. Includes references to applicable ASTM & Federal specifications and sample installation drawings.

Guide for Specifying High-Security Chain Link Fence and Gates 

(CLF HSF 0518) This document is the newest tool available to help decision-makers and their security team be certain that they will get the most out of their perimeter security investment.


Step-by-step Method for Installing Your Own Chain Link Fence

A 4-page easy-to-understand guide that encourages and helps do-it-yourselfers to enclose their property with chain link

Today’s Chain Link offers you more…

more variety, more value and more durability to beautify and protect your home. Chain link fence can magically blend into the surrounding landscape or create a more stately image for your property and home using todayʼs new color and styles.

Residential Quality and Specifications

CLFMI recommends a chain link that meets the minimum standards for residential fencing established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Chain link fencing that meets the ASTM standard is 55 percent stronger, yet only costs about 10 percent more than lower quality chain-link

Residential Design Options

Today’s chain link offers more design options than ever before! New technologies have combined to offer more choices in the following areas:

– Post and Fabric     – Composite Fence     – Estate Fence

Today’s Chain Link Fits Into Every Neighborhood

Chain link fence is one of the most effective, economical, permanent fencing barriers on the market today and is the number one selling fence system in the world.

This paper analyzes and proposes regulations for the use of chain link fence in residential neighborhoods that balance the needs of the homeowner, aesthetic concerns and value.

Neighborhood Regulations

To provide homeowners with quality fence systems capable of controlling pets and protecting children at an affordable cost, homeowner associations and regulators should consider one of these two regulations.