How to choose the right wire mesh fence


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Choosing the correct wire mesh fence involves considering several factors to ensure it meets your specific needs. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you make the right choice:

  • Determine the primary purpose of the fence. Are you looking to contain livestock, secure a residential property, or create a barrier for pets?
  • Consider any specific requirements such as keeping out predators, preventing animals from escaping, or enhancing privacy.
  • Evaluate the terrain, soil type, and climate of your location. This will influence the durability and suitability of the fencing material.
  • Hilly ground – different types of wire are hard to stretch in hilly terrain – Red Brand’s Keepsafe V-Mesh is notably the hardest to install.
  • Take into account any potential hazards such as rocky terrain, heavy vegetation, or extreme weather conditions.  Wire running across a flood plain you may want to take it down in the fall or spring.
  • Research the different types of wire fencing available, including woven wire, paige wire, welded wire, and electric fencing. Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses.  Welded wire is very hard to stretch therefore it is not ideal for longer-term applications.
  • Consider factors such as wire gauge, mesh size, and coating options (galvanized, vinyl, etc.) based on your specific requirements. If running along a road that has snow and road salt consider Class III galvanized wire.  The standard gauge in a high tensile fence is 12.5 – wire will stretch and come back into shape.
  • Determine the appropriate height of the fence based on the animals or objects you need to contain or keep out.
  • Measure the length of the area you intend to fence to calculate the amount of materials needed.
  • Evaluate the level of maintenance required for each type of wire fencing. Some options may require regular upkeep such as painting or repairing, while others are more low-maintenance.  If you paint the posts you will have to continue to paint posts.
  • Set a budget for your fencing project and compare the costs of different wire fencing options.
  • Keep in mind that while upfront costs are important, it’s also essential to consider the long-term value and durability of the fencing material.
  • Consult with fencing professionals or suppliers to get expert advice on the most suitable wire fencing option for your specific needs.
  • Take advantage of their knowledge and experience to address any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Familiarize yourself with any local regulations or zoning laws that may affect the installation of your wire fence.
  • Obtain any necessary permits or approvals before proceeding with your fencing project. Typically permits are not required, but check with your local authority, especially if you are planning to put a shelter in the paddock.