Tips For Installing Wire Mesh Fencing

If you have just purchased wire mesh fencing, then you likely have purchased it due to the fact that it is relatively easy to maintain. The last thing that you want to do is spend a good deal of time maintaining your fence. Here are some tips for making sure that you don't spend much time installing your fence either.

1. Section Out Your Wire First

You likely have already planned where you are going to put the posts for the fencing. You might already have them installed. Regardless of their actual installation, cut the wire mesh fencing into chunks that will fit between each section that the posts are dividing up. This is going to make the fencing a ton easier to deal with because you won't be trying to move an entire roll of mesh fencing. Instead, you will only be trying to move smaller pieces of it. Make sure that you cut a little extra for each section because it is better to have to trim the fencing than to have to cut an entire new sheet because it isn't big enough.

2. Use Metal Posts

The next thing that you want to do is install metal posts rather than wooden posts. Metal posts will last much longer than wood because even treated wood will eventually succumb to wet weather and need to be replaced. If you want to be sure that you are doing as little maintenance as possible on the posts, install metal ones. The metal will have been treated to avoid rusting.

3. Open the Tabs Ahead of Time

The only thing that is going to be difficult about metal posts is getting the wire fencing into them for the first time. You can speed up the process by taking a flat screwdriver and putting it underneath each of the tabs. Carefully angle the screwdriver downwards so that you are pushing the tabs up slightly. Do this before you even think about installing the wire mesh fencing itself because it will allow you to install it more easily. When you finally install the fencing, use the butt of the screwdriver to force the tabs closed again once the fencing is inside.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in wire mesh fencing. They will be able to install it for you should you have an especially large property and not have the time to actually fence it in yourself.