Renting Temporary Chain Link Fencing For The First Time

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If you need to rent a temporary chain link fence for a construction site for the first time, then you need to understand the options that you have to choose from. There are a couple different types of fences available for your future construction site and both can be easily customized with some useful add-on features.

Here is more information about chain link fence options for construction site applications:

Short-Term Temporary Chain Link Fence Panels

If you need to rent fencing for only a few months, then the best option is to rent chain link fence panels. The fence panels are installed on galvanized steel T-stands that can be installed on any surface. Each panel is connected to the next using secure galvanized steel tension bands. Temporary construction fences made of panels come in a variety of heights and can easily accommodate a variety of gate styles, from drive-through to pedestrian.

Long-Term Temporary Chain Link Fence

If you need fencing for more than six months for your construction site, then it is typically more cost effective to have a stretched chain link on galvanized steel post fence installed. The posts are cemented into the ground and rolled chain link mesh is stretched between the posts and attached with specialized clamps. In areas with wet or unstable soils, anchor shoes can be installed on the posts for stability.

Temporary Chain Link Add-On Features

Both styles of temporary construction fencing can accommodate add-on features designed to keep your site safe and secure. Some of the most popular include:

  • windscreen
  • top and/or bottom rails
  • 3-strand barbed wire

Windscreen will keep people driving by your job site from being able to see all of your equipment and supplies. This helps to deter theft. Windscreen comes in a variety of colors and can even be rented with special designs to help the fence better blend into its surroundings, such as those printed to look like:

  • hedges
  • stone walls
  • trees

Windscreen is also available in customizable styles that you can add your business logo to.

Top and bottom railing can be installed to add extra stability to semi-permanent stretched chain link fences. Three-strand barbed wire can be added onto the top of your fence if you will have a lot of valuable building materials or equipment that you are concerned may be a target for theft.


Arranging for the rental of a construction fence for the first time may seem intimidating, but now you have all of the information necessary to tackle this task with confidence. To arrange for your construction site's fencing to be installed, please contact a licensed construction fencing company like Statewide Rent-A-Fence in your local area.