Electro Galvanized Before Welded(GBW) Wire Mesh Rolls and Panels

Welded wire mesh rolls and panels that are made in the processing of Electro Galvanized Before Weld (GBW) is economical and ideal for many uses. The wires used in the manufacturing process are galvanized before they are welded into a variety of mesh sizes. Different gauge wires are used. The gauge and mesh sizes are determined by the final use of the product. Smaller meshes made with lighter gauge wires are ideal for making cages for small animals. The heavier gauges and meshes with larger openings make good fences.

This type of welded wire mesh products have one disadvantage. During the welding process, the galvanizing at the weld spots, where the wires intersect, is burned away. This leaves places in the mesh that have lost the galvanizing protection against rust and corrosion. The weld locations are critical spots that tend to hold moisture longer than the individual wires. This can promote a more rapid decay, as rust eats into the unprotected steel. In interior locations, where the mesh or fence is not exposed to the elements, this is not as much of a problem. Heavier gauge wire will last longer due to the fact that it will take longer for rust to eat through the wire.

Weld Mesh Panels
Electro (GBW) Wire Mesh Electro Galvanized Before Welded Wire Mesh

The more common specifications of Electro Galvanized GBW welded wire meshes are as follows:

16 gauge
1/2" x 1/2" mesh
1/2" x 1" mesh
1" x 1" mesh

14 gauge
1" x 2" mesh
2" x 4" mesh

12-1/2 gauge
2" x 4" mesh

Lighter weight and less expensive welded wire meshes suitable for a wide variety of uses.
1"x2" mesh, 14 gauge galvanized before welded wire (GBW) mesh and fencing is available in 50' and 100' rolls. 14 gauge galvanized wire is welded into a strong, smooth mesh. During the welding process, the zinc is burned off at the weld points. This mesh and fence panel is economical but has a limited lifetime. This is a general purpose mesh, ideal for cages for rabbits and other animals, low-cost fencing, kennels and a variety of other uses. 1"x2" mesh is often used as turtle fence.