How to Choose Between Woven and Welded Wire Fences

There are many different kinds of welded and woven wire products available on today’s market, many of which are popular for residential, commercial, and industrial fencing. This myriad of choices means that every customer should be able to find the products that meet their unique needs, but it can also be overwhelming. That’s why this article lays out a few questions any consumer should ask him or herself before choosing a wove or welded wire material for any fence.

How Long Will the Fence Need to Last?

If the fence is temporary, property owners have a lot more leeway in choosing a material. However, if it is intended to be permanent, property owners may want to look into galvanized metal or other types of treated metal mesh products. This is particularly true of outdoor fences, which will need to withstand the elements.

How Visible Will the Fence Be?

If the fence will be hidden by trees or foliage, the choice of design is less important than if it is to be located out in the open. Those who want to install fences in more visible areas might want to consider decorative mesh and may want to give a little bit more thought to color and design. There are many materials available that make perfect wire mesh fences, so there’s no reason to settle for an ugly fence or uninteresting design.

What Animals Will the Fence Keep Out?

Often residential property owners install wire mesh fences to keep pets in their yards or to keep nuisance animals out. If the area is prone to small nuisance rodents, the mesh size will need to be smaller. However, if the primary purpose of the fence is to keep in large pets, residential property owners have a lot more leeway in choosing a mesh size.

Should the Fence Be Welded or Woven Mesh?

Welded mesh is often used for cages and livestock purposes. It is much less pliable than woven mesh, though, which makes welded products with large openings an appropriate and practical choice. Woven mesh products, on the other hand, are more popular for ornamental fencing and any application that requires flexibility.

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