For home and garden applications, wire mesh for fencing is versatile and inexpensive. Choosing the best type of wire mesh for your fence will require you to work out how you intend to use it, where you will place it and how much you intend to spend on your fencing project.
Do you want the fence or mesh to last a long time?
Are there requirements to determine the size of the mesh to be used?
What environmental factors exist that may shorten the life of the wire?
If you use a lower-cost product and the wire rusts and needs to be replaced, will your project require a lot of labor and expense that will need to be repeated?
Does it make sense to use a more expensive product that will last longer?
Does the appearance of the fence or net matter?
How do I choose the best mesh for my fence?
Stainless steel is the best solution for rural and coastal fencing in harsh environments. Stainless steel rural and coastal fencing will stand up to Australia's harsh environmental and weather conditions. Stainless steel fence is the solution for Australia's harsh environments.
Extra-long service life
Extremely high strength, durability, and resistance to rust, corrosion, and harsh chemicals
The lowest long-term cost of ownership in harsh conditions
Ideal for hard-to-reach areas where rust and corrosion are factors
Stainless steel is a low-maintenance material. If the grade best suited to the application is selected, proper manufacturing applied and installation procedures followed - and regular cleaning carried out - stainless steel wire and mesh can achieve long life.
There is a formula that can be used to rank the corrosion resistance of stainless steel grades. While it is not an absolute measurement of corrosion resistance, it is useful for comparing grades. The Pitting Resistance Equivalent (PRE) number is:
PRE = % Chromium + 3.3 x % Molybdenum + 16 x % Nitrogen
The higher the PRE, which, in practice, ranges from 10.5 to over 40, the higher the corrosion resistance.
304 grade is used in more than 50% of applications that specify stainless steel. It resists most oxidizing acids.
316 grade withstands attacks by sodium and calcium brines, hypochlorite solutions, phosphoric acid, and sulfurous acids. Due to its resistance to sea salt corrosion, it should always be specified for wires and meshes in external environments within 5km of a surf coast, or within 1km of sheltered coastal waters. It could be considered for applications further from such sea coasts, if;
the environment is high temperature and high humidity or
the location is sheltered from natural washing by rain or
the location is an urban polluted area.
If you want to get more information about the stainless steel fence, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.
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