Providing superior protection for livestock from predators, the woven wire fences has repeatedly proven its usefulness for your outdoor area. The size of woven wire fences are displayed as wire size/ height/vertical wire spacing, and each size plays an important role in the strength of the fence after installation. As the wire gauge number decreases, the thickness of the wire increases, heavier, increases the strength of the fence section sitting between each support post. Height describes the height between the lowest and highest horizontal wires of the woven fence. Material type is another factor that determines the longevity of the installed woven wire fence. Galvanized, stainless steel and coated wire are three common types of material available of woven wire fences and its support posts. Galvanized steel is zinc-bonded to carbon steel and keeps moisture from contacting the surface of the easily-corroded steel.
When purchasing woven wire, you’ll see that each roll is labeled with a string of numbers separated by dashes. Numbers like 1047-12-11 are common sights, but knowing what these mean will help you to select the right fences for your needs. The last two digits in the first number indicate the height of the fence, in inches. A 1047-12-11 is 47 inches tall. The first numbers in the first set of digits is how many horizontal wires are woven into the roll, in this case 10. The number after the first dash indicates how far apart the vertical wires are placed. The last number is the gauge of the inner wires — the top and bottom wires are usually two sizes larger.