Here is a list of some of the basics or things that you need to keep in mind when it comes to welded wire mesh:
- Improve the longevity of your welded wire mesh by painting it. Even if galvanized mesh will last for a couple of years before corroding, it is highly recommended by the experts that you paint your wire mesh in order to ensure that it will be functional for a longer period of time.
- When wire mesh is used as cages for animals it is in the best interest for the safety not only for the animals but as well as to human handlers that the wire mesh be attached to a steel tube frame accompanied with a washer and a screw. This will reduce or eliminate the chances of your caged animals to be scratching themselves in the rusted wires. You may also use pop rivets. However, this is not recommendable if you will be storing large parrots because they can easily pull open the rivets with their powerful beaks.
- Before placing your animals in the welded wire mesh cage, you need to detoxify it first by allowing it to weather for a couple of weeks. If you cannot wait much longer, you may speed up the process by spraying vinegar on the sides of the mesh.
- You need to plan an easy access to your cage. Professionals recommend that you use the full height of door to be accommodated in your cage design. This type of design will normally require more wire mesh. This will greatly be to your advantage in that every time you need to do or get something inside the enclosure, you need not bend down. Make sure that you also make use of a three bowl feeding system in every enclosure. This way, you will save time while feeding the birds and cleaning the cages will be much simpler and quicker.
- First, you need to determine what type of fence you will need. This decision will be based on the purpose and a particular need.
- Locate where the fence’s corners and ends should be placed.
- You need to estimate the amount of posts and wire needed for the project.
- Ensure that the fence posts are placed very deep into the grounds. The corners and the ends of the fence will need bracing and this usually depends on what type of fence you are using.