Fencing mesh can be an integral aspect of your fencing. Mesh ranges from pliable chicken wire to sturdy welded mesh. Usually made of galvanized wire, the mesh fencing ranges in gauge weight and can get powder coating at the factory.
Mesh fencing has many advantages. One of the biggest advantages is the mesh is woven at the factory and sold in rolls. To install the mesh, contractors usually unroll it between the posts and attach it with sturdy wires. Therefore, installation is relatively easy, therefore faster and more budget-friendly. Below are some ways to use fencing mesh.
1. Sports Field Fencing
Parks and recreation centers have special considerations with fencing. They need to ensure safety of their sports fields as well as their patrons. Even if you don’t plan for a commercial recreation center but rather a neighborhood play space, you may want to consider mesh fencing.
Chain-link fencing is a common choice for sports fields. It's durable and low-maintenance. What's more, the athletes don't get hurt if they crash into the fencing during a game. You can choose between plain galvanized steel and vinyl-coated chain link.
Welded mesh sometimes makes an appearance in sports field fencing. Welded mesh starts with a heavier grade of wire and sometimes adds a second layer of wire at specific intervals. Therefore, welded mesh is sturdier than chain-link fencing, which makes the welded mesh ideal for high-impact sports.
2. Chicken Run
Chickens aren't just for the farm anymore. That said, whether you plan on a commercial poultry endeavor or to house a few chickens in your backyard, you'll need a chicken run. The chicken run is an outdoor pen for allowing chickens to do things like scratch the dirt and peck grass. The run will typically consist of a frame of posts and rails with mesh in between.
If your only concern is keeping the chickens within their run, you can utilize chicken wire for the mesh. However, if you need to keep predators away from your chickens, look into hardware cloth, which is sturdier and narrower. If you want a more solid structure, you may even switch to welded mesh. However, you generally don't need this heavy-duty product for chickens.
3. Critter Control
Sometimes, animal fencing isn't about keeping your own animals safe. Sometimes, you need the fencing to keep critters away from your property. This kind of fencing can relate to the small, such as keeping rabbits away from your tomato plants, to the large, such as keeping neighborhood pets away from your swimming pool.
The size of the project will dictate which mesh fencing is appropriate. Chicken wire and hardware cloth are ideal for keeping small animals away from your garden. Additionally, you'll need to install the mesh fencing around the perimeter of the garden. The fence doesn't have to be too high.
With pool fencing, you'll want to look into local guidelines concerning the height. However, welded wire and tightly woven chain-link work well for pool fencing. That said, another big goal of pool fencing is to keep small, unsupervised children out. To that end, gaps within the mesh must be small to prevent hand- and footholds.
4. Attractive Mixed Media Fence
Using mesh fencing doesn't have to be a strictly utilitarian endeavor. Fencing mesh can also be attractive. The beauty of fencing mesh usually comes out when you combine it with another material, especially wood.
With this project, you usually start with frames of wood. For this, the contractors install the posts and fasten both top and bottom rails to create the frame. They then unroll the mesh and fasten it to both the posts and the rails. Not only do you get the counterfoil of warm wood and industrial metal, but also such installation makes the fence all the sturdier.
Neither chicken wire nor hardware cloth is ideal for such a fence. You often see chain-link fencing getting such an upgrade. However, such a fence is an ideal use for welded wire mesh.
Utilize the special qualities of mesh fencing to augment your home improvement project. Visit City Wide Fence for supplies and advice.