Hardware and Industrial Cloth, available in a welded or woven construction, is widely used in the farming industry and serves many other applications due to its corrosion resistant and lightweight characteristics.
Hardware and Industrial cloth can be hot-dip galvanized or pre-galvanized woven or welded wire mesh. Hardware cloth is a light gauge (usually between 2 and 8 mesh).
Hardware and Industrial Cloth Comparisons
Welded Hardware and Industrial cloth holds its shape better when cut beca weld holds the wires in place. For a given size, woven wire mesh is usually more flexible.
Pre-galvanized wire mesh is the most economical but is more prone to corrosion beca galvanized surface is burned off where the wires are welded. However, pre-galvanized is more attractive in appearance than hot-dip galvanized.
Hardware and Industrial cloth is not recommended for animal cages beca galvanizing is toxic if ingested.