What is Mesh Fencing?

C. Daw

Mesh fencing is a form of fence that can be made from metal, plastic, or vinyl and is used to secure various areas or structures in private and industrial applications, as well as add a unique decorative aspect to any location. The most common forms of mesh fencing are the chain link fences that surround yards, kennel in dogs, and surround government installations to keep intruders at bay. Other forms of fencing that are common is sheep wire, rabbit wire, chicken wire, and numerous other types that all serve the same purpose. The metal, vinyl, and plastic mesh fencing styles are all pieces of fencing that have been woven together to form unique patterns in various shapes and sizes, and they are either secured together by welding, twisting, or some form of adhesive.

Galvanized steel wire is often used to weave corrosion-resistant fencing mesh.
Galvanized steel wire is often used to weave corrosion-resistant fencing mesh.

The uses for mesh fencing are endless, and various styles of them can be found throughout the world. Many people use these types of fences to contain flowers and gardens when attempting to keep children and wild animals out of them. For privacy, they are installed around the perimeter of the property to keep children and animals in while keeping unwanted animals and people out. Animals such as pets and livestock can be contained with any number of various styles of mesh fencing. Even wildlife conservation areas have made it a habit to install these fences around the outer edges of the preserve to keep animals in and poachers out.

For as many different uses that can be found for this type of fencing, just as many style variations exist to maximize its effectiveness. Every specific application has a certain style and size that was made for it. Metal, vinyl, and plastic are all made in the various styles, but metal mesh was one of the first made, so they are the most commonly found type and the most affordable on the market. Different lengths, widths, and heights can be purchased, and when special circumstance arise will be specially made to order.

Mesh fencing is long lasting, easy to install, and is fairly affordable so it has become a common addition around homes, businesses and properties in every area around the world. Any average person can install a section of this type of fencing within an hour, and an entire area can be completed within a matter of days. It is basically a combination of various pieces of metal, vinyl, or plastic that has been woven together in the manufacturing process and bonded together for more durability and usability. This fencing has a style for any application, and has a size for any requirement.

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