You can repair the net in a coated chain link fence in just a few minutes. Damage to a chain link fence adversely affects the structural integrity and effectiveness of the barrier. A crime in the network of a chain link fence can allow a pet to get loose or a small plague to pass. The new chain-link fabric patch can be as strong as the original network if you install it properly.
Attach a fence extractor to two services adjacent to the network damage. Pull the chain link fence puller until you have relieved the pressure from the tension bar. Remove the tension field by loosening the bolt or bolts that hold it in place. Release the fence puller so that it can be removed. Cut or pull apart the fabric from the damaged part. Measure the size of the hole when all damaged meshes have been removed.
Cut a patch section of the chain link fabric to fit the size of the hole. Weave the edges of the patch into the remaining fence mesh using the pliers. Reinforce fastening along the edges of the patch by twisting small pieces of strong galvanized wire onto the connections between the mesh sections. Slide the tension bar into the loose edge of the chain link mesh about 4 feet from the last post. Tighten the buckles until the nets are difficult to compress and overlap more than 1/4 inch. Add a pair of thread tie supports to the top and bottom rail of chain link fence for added safety. Turn a small galvanized wire tie each foot or so keep the net from hanging and pulling away.