Hardware Mesh

Hardware Mesh - Hardware Cloth

Cost-effective and versatile, Hardware Mesh also known as Hardware Cloth is a very popular product for homeowners, gardeners, and contractors.

We frequently receive inquiries from customers who have questions about this type of material.

For this reason, we put together a helpful Q&A to see if this is the right product for you.

Frequently Asked Questions – Hardware Mesh

Hardware Mesh is made from steel with a zinc coating to prevent corrosion. Its construction comprises lighter gauge wires and small to medium size square openings. As a result, it is particularly flexible making it easy to work with and perfect for outdoor projects.

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There are two construction types to choose from: welded and woven. Each one has a variety of opening sizes and wire diameters to choose from.

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Hardware Mesh can be used for a variety of projects like fencing, crafting, and ventilation. Another popular application is critter control. For example, this material can be used around a garden perimeter to keep pests out as well as add protection for small animal enclosures.

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No. Chicken Wire or Chicken Wire Fencing has the consistency of netting with hexagon-shaped openings. Hardware Mesh on the other hand is much stronger and more durable. You can read more about the difference between these materials here.

We sure can! Aside from our experience with this material in a variety of applications and industries. We also offer a sample kit specifically for Hardware specs. As a result, you can compare up to 9 – 2″ x 3″ specifications. These include:

Galvanized Welded

Galvanized Woven

  • 1 x 1 (.063″ dia. wire)
  • 1 x 1 (.080″ dia. wire)
  • 2 x 2 (.041″ dia. wire)
  • 2 x 2 (.063″ dia. wire)
  • 3 x 3 (.032″ dia. wire)
  • 4 x 4 (.025″ dia. wire)
  • 4 x 4 (.047″ dia. wire)
  • 6 x 6 (.020″ dia. wire)
  • 8 x 8 (.017″ dia. wire)

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