- 1 How hard is it to remove chain link fence?
- 2 How do you remove chain link fence from concrete?
- 3 How do you temporarily remove a chain link fence?
- 4 How much does it cost to replace a chain link fence?
- 5 How can I make my old chain link fence look better?
- 6 How do you reuse chain link fence posts?
- 7 How do you straighten a chain link fence post?
- 8 How do you remove part of a fence?
- 9 How much does 200 ft of chain link fence cost?
- 10 What is the cheapest fence to install?
- 11 Is chain link fence the cheapest?
Whether upgrading to a new fence or simply replacing your current one, removing a chain link fence is a relatively easy process – providing you take the right steps. That said, the task can be quite laborious, so make sure you get some help with the removal to make the job that bit easier.
Getting it Out of the Ground Clip the metal rings or strips holding the chain link to the posts and roll up the fencing. Lift off the top rail and caps. Dig down along the side of the concrete until you get to the bottom of the post and concrete. Wiggle the post back and forth.
Lay the fence fabric on the ground, or roll as you go.
- Loosen a few fence ties at a time.
- Roll the loose fence, then attach the roll to the top rail with a bungee cord or a piece of wire so it stays upright.
- Repeat until the marked section is rolled up along the fence.
Chain-link fencing isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as many other types of fences, but it’s affordable and gets the job done. Homeowners nationwide usually pay between $1,241 and $5,194 to install a standard chain-link fence (including professional labor costs), making the average overall cost around $3,218.
Paint It! – It seems so simple, but really, painting your chain link fence a color instantly makes it look more finished. Black, white, green, or a pop of color, I think a can of paint does wonders for this type of fence. Tip: Make sure you use Rustoleum or some other type of rust resistant paint intended for metal.
Dig a hole around the base of the fence post. If your posts are not set in concrete, you can probably wiggle them loose after you dig away about 6 inches of soil. Push and pull the post back and forth in the hole until it begins to separate from the soil.
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.
How do you remove part of a fence?
There are a couple ways to strip down your fence to its posts. You can simply take an electric saw and saw the fence material along the post. However, you can also dismantle your fence board by board. To do this, you’ll need to use a hammer to bang the board in toward the rail so that some of the nails is sticking out.
Therefore, when the average cost of materials and installation are added together, the total cost for a 200 linear foot chain link fence is $3,000 to $5,200, which breaks down to about $16 to $26 per linear foot.
What is the cheapest fence to install?
The Most Affordable Ways to Fence in a Yard
- Treated pine ($12 to $19 per linear foot installed)
- Chain link ($10 to $20 per linear foot)
- Wrought iron ($24 to $32 per linear foot)
- Barbed wire ($1.50 to $2 per linear foot)
- Hog wire ($3 to $5 per linear foot)
- Electric ($1 to $6 per linear foot)
- Pallet (free!)
Chain Link vs Wood Fence Even with their separate components – including metal stakes, galvanized posts, brackets and tie wires – chain link fences are almost always cheaper to purchase and install than wood, regardless of the type of lumber in consideration.