Almost everyone knows the value fencing brings, not just to protect a property but also to ensure privacy of occupants. That said, fencing can be pretty costly thereby making it out of reach to most people. Mesh fencing is one of those few affordable types of fencing that you can install around sections of your property, gardens or animal cages. This fencing type also boasts of lots of varieties, low-cost and ease of installation.
Choosing the Right Wire mesh
There are several types of wire mesh fencing products and it is up to you to pick the one that suits your purpose and preference. There are those that are knotted, some woven while others welded. Also, they vary in thickness or gauges with the thickest often used in heavy animal enclosures. The common classifications of wire mesh fencing products are summarised below.
• Poultry Netting -As the name suggests, this wire mesh is light-weight and commonly used for housing poultry such as chicken and turkey. If you are looking for a low-cost garden fencing solution, this is an excellent choice.
• Small-animal fencing- this type of fencing is often used to keep rodents and rabbits out of gardens. It is uniquely designed with smaller mesh openings at the bottom while at the top, the mesh openings are somewhat larger to keep the critters away.
• Apron Fencing -If you want to deter burrowing animals from accessing your garden, apron fencing is appropriate for you. The salient feature with this type of mesh fencing is that it has a preformed apron at its bottom-end which during installation is laid horizontally just a few inches below the ground to create a barrier for animals that may want to dig through the fence.
• Horse fencing and No-Climb mesh – The wire used here is of a much heavier gauge and designed in a pattern that prevents hoofed animals such as such as goats, horses, cows and sheep from stepping through and destroying the fence.
• Hardware Cloth-This type of wire mesh is used mainly in light-duty fencing for instance in rabbit cages.
When it comes to installation, mesh fencing is best secured by attaching it to a frame consisting of rails and wood posts. Oftentimes, mesh fencing installations use wood posts as terminal posts to cover corners, gates and ends, while metals posts are erected to serve as middle and intermediate posts. Before installing a mesh fence, ensure you do a needs assessment to determine exactly what you require so that you get the right fencing product from your supplier or hardware store.