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Mesh in a Corner: Should I Trim It or Bend It?

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce specialized in fences and related products. Today, we'll address one of the most frequent questions we receive on our YouTube channel and in-store: What should we do when a mesh reaches a corner of a fence? Should we trim it and start over, or bend it? Let's find out together!

Types of Mesh and Initial Considerations

The first thing to consider is the type of mesh we have. There are mainly two types of mesh: welded wire and chain link mesh. Today, we will focus on welded wire mesh, which is perhaps the most common and can cause more doubts.

The Fenceshop Method

At Fenceshop, we strongly recommend trimming the mesh. This method, which we call the Fenceshop method, has two main reasons:

  • Practical reason: When stretching the mesh, it is necessary to have an excess to properly tie it. If we don't trim the mesh, the excess might remain bent and get damaged, compromising the quality and aesthetics of the work.
  • Aesthetic reason: Bending the mesh can create an unsightly bulge. By trimming the mesh, we can achieve a clean and sharp corner, which is much more aesthetically pleasing.
Practical Procedure

Now, let's see practically how to trim the mesh:

  1. Reach the end of the fence and cut the excess mesh. This can be a small piece or even an entire roll.
  2. Use pliers to remove all the wire barbs, leaving the mesh clean and sharp.
  3. Apply a force opposite to the natural bend of the mesh to restore its original shape.
  4. Restart at 90 degrees on the post line and tie the mesh with double ties, skipping every other link, to ensure stability and security.
Chain Link Mesh

For chain link mesh, trimming is even more important. This type of mesh tends to flare out and create even more noticeable folds, so trimming and starting over is the best solution in this case as well.

Final Considerations

Not trimming the mesh isn't a serious mistake, but trimming it offers a more elegant and professional result. At Fenceshop, we believe that even small refinements make a difference in a well-done job.

I hope this video was helpful to you. Thank you for your attention and we invite you to subscribe to our channel for more tips and tutorials. Also, visit our websites and to discover our range of products. See you soon and until the next video!

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