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How to Recognize Quality Chain Link Mesh?

Hello everyone, we're Marco and Davide from Fenceshop. Today, we will guide you in selecting a quality chain link mesh, highlighting the differences between a high-quality product and a low-quality one. Davide Colombi, owner of CR Mesh, will assist us in better understanding these aspects thanks to his years of experience in the industry.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Mesh

When purchasing chain link mesh, several factors need to be considered to ensure you're getting a quality product. One of the main indicators is the weight of the mesh roll. The heavier the mesh, the more iron was used in its production, and thus, the better the quality. At Fenceshop, we always specify the weight of our products in the technical sheets to guarantee transparency for our customers.

Wire and Mesh Size

Another crucial aspect is the diameter of the wire used. Lower quality meshes tend to have thinner wires, which can be easily deformed or damaged. For example, a low-quality mesh might have a wire diameter of 1.4mm, while a high-quality mesh like Davide's has a wire diameter of 2.2mm. This difference is significant and translates into greater resistance and durability over time.

Besides the wire diameter, the size of the mesh is also important. Larger meshes require fewer wires per square meter, which means less material and therefore a less robust mesh. A 5x5 cm mesh is generally more resistant compared to a 6x6 cm mesh or larger.

Strength and Durability

The strength of the mesh is essential, especially if it needs to contain animals or demarcate areas subject to heavy wear. A lower quality mesh will deform easily under pressure, while a high-quality mesh will maintain its shape and integrity. For example, a mesh with thin wires will be easily damaged by a dog's bites, whereas a mesh with thicker wires will withstand better.

Weight and Density of the Mesh

The weight of the roll is a direct indicator of the amount of material used. A low-quality mesh roll might weigh 25 kg, whereas a high-quality one can weigh up to 54 kg. This weight difference translates into a higher density of wires, and thus into greater robustness of the mesh.

Ease of Installation

Another aspect to consider is the ease of installation. Lower quality meshes tend to have hooks that catch easily, making the installation more complicated and lengthy. High-quality meshes, on the other hand, are designed to be easily stretched and fixed, saving time and effort during installation.

Aesthetics and Safety

The tips of the mesh are another important element. High-quality meshes have well-finished tips that are not visible once installed, whereas low-quality meshes may have protruding tips that are aesthetically displeasing and potentially dangerous.

Field Tests

If possible, touching and testing the mesh before purchase is always a good practice. A quality mesh should not show signs of plastic whitening, an indication of substandard materials. At Fenceshop, we offer the possibility to purchase samples of our meshes, allowing you to personally evaluate the quality before making a purchase.


In conclusion, selecting a quality chain link mesh requires attention to various details, from the roll weight to the wire diameter, from the mesh size to ease of installation. At Fenceshop, we are here to offer you high-quality products and support you in making the best choice for your needs. If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate to contact us or leave a comment. Thank you for following us and happy working to all!

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