Stainless Insect Mesh Netting
Stainless steel insect mesh netting is a type of mesh made from high-quality stainless steel wire that is used to keep insects and other pests out of homes, buildings, and other structures. The mesh is woven in a specific pattern to create a netting that is strong and durable, yet fine enough to prevent even small insects from passing through. The stainless steel material is resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in outdoor applications where it may be exposed to harsh weather conditions. In addition to its strength and durability, stainless steel insect mesh netting is also easy to install and can be cut to fit any size or shape. Whether you need to protect your home or business from unwanted pests, stainless steel insect mesh netting is a reliable and effective solution to consider.
We also offer a midge mesh if you require an insect mesh with an even smaller hole.
Wire Mesh Specification
The specifications of this stainless steel fly mesh are as below:
- Mesh Count = 16 holes per linear inch. The amount of holes measured against a straight line inch
- Holes / Wires Per Square Inch = 256 holes per square inch. The amount of holes per linear inch squared
- Wire Thickness = 0.23mm. The thickness of each wire. The structure is thicker than this where two wires meet
- Hole Size / Aperture = 1.36mm. This is the square hole size from wire to wire
- Open Area % = 73.80% (this is a rather high open area but the mesh is strong as the wires are so thick). The amount of the mesh that is open. The higher this number the more open a mesh is
- Cut With – Can easily be cut with standard kitchen scissors. We suggest that you do the same
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
What Other Insect Mesh Options Are Available?
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of insect mesh products. We truly are an industry leader among suppliers of weld mesh and woven wire materials. With the capabilities we have in-house, we can provide virtually anything you require.
FAQs For This Product
How Is Insect Mesh Made?
Woven stainless steel insect mesh is typically made by weaving stainless steel wires together to create a mesh fabric that is fine enough to prevent insects and other small pests from entering a building or space.
The process of creating woven stainless steel insect mesh typically involves the following steps:
- Wire drawing: Stainless steel wire is drawn through a series of dies to reduce its diameter to the desired size.
- Wire preparation: The wire is then cleaned and straightened to prepare it for weaving.
- Weaving: The wire is woven together on a loom to create the mesh pattern. The weaving process may involve interlocking the wires in an over-and-under pattern or a plain weave pattern.
- Finishing: Once the mesh has been woven, it may be treated with a coating to provide additional protection against corrosion or to change its appearance.
To get A4 sheets from the insect mesh, here at The Mesh Company we cut down large rolls of this mesh with our ultra-powerful slitting machine. We are then able to cut A4 sheets from the smaller rolls using scissors or tinsnips.
Can Flies Get Through Mesh?
The ability of flies to get through mesh depends on the size of the mesh openings and the size of the flies. In general, woven stainless steel insect mesh with a mesh opening of 1.2 mm or smaller is considered to be effective in preventing the entry of most common household flies, including house flies and fruit flies. This mesh has a 1mm hole, so it is ideal.
However, it’s important to note that some smaller species of flies, such as fungus gnats, may be able to pass through even the smallest mesh openings. Additionally, some larger flies, such as horse flies, may be able to force their way through a mesh that is not securely installed or has been damaged.
We offer a midge mesh which has a smaller hole and will stop bugs of this tiny size.
Stainless Steel vs Aluminium?
Stainless steel and aluminium are both popular materials for insect mesh, which is used to keep insects and debris out of buildings while still allowing air to flow through. Here are some key differences between the two materials:
- Durability: Stainless steel is generally considered to be more durable than aluminium. It is highly resistant to corrosion and can withstand exposure to harsh weather conditions, making it a good choice for outdoor use. Aluminium is also resistant to corrosion, but it may not hold up as well over time in areas with high humidity or exposure to salt water.
- Strength: Stainless steel is also stronger than aluminium, making it less likely to warp or bend over time. This may be an important consideration if the mesh will be subjected to significant pressure or if it needs to hold up against impact.
- Appearance: Both stainless steel and aluminium can be finished with a variety of coatings or finishes to enhance their appearance. Stainless steel has a more polished and reflective appearance, while aluminium has a more matte finish.
- Cost: In general, stainless steel is more expensive than aluminium, due to its greater durability and strength. However, the difference in cost may not be significant for small projects.
- Weight: Aluminium is lighter than stainless steel, which may make it easier to handle and install. However, the weight difference may not be significant enough to make a practical difference for most applications.
Overall, The Mesh Company would recommend using stainless steel over aluminium as insect mesh. Despite stainless steel being more expensive, you may get more for your money as it’s more durable and long-lasting therefore saving money in the long run.
What Are A4 Sheets Of Insect Mesh Good For?
A4 sheets of insect mesh can be used for a variety of applications where a small amount of mesh is needed to keep insects and debris out while still allowing air to flow through. Here are a few examples:
- Window screens: A4 sheets of insect mesh can be cut to size to fit window frames and provide an effective barrier against insects entering a room. This can be particularly useful in areas with high mosquito or fly populations.
- Ventilation: Insect mesh can be used to cover air vents and ducts, preventing insects and debris from entering a building or system. This can be important for maintaining indoor air quality and preventing the buildup of dust and other pollutants.
- Food storage: A4 sheets of insect mesh can be used to cover food storage containers or as a barrier between food and insects in outdoor settings. This can be useful for picnics, camping trips, or other outdoor activities where insects may be attracted to food.
- Garden use: Insect mesh can be used to cover plants and trees to protect them from insects and other pests. This can be particularly useful for fruit trees and vegetable gardens.
- DIY projects: A4 sheets of insect mesh can be used in a variety of DIY projects, such as making insect screens for doors or windows, creating custom-sized ventilation covers, or building custom enclosures for small animals or insects.
Check out our blog everything that you need to know about stainless steel insect mesh for more information on this product. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.
You may also be interested in our blog about soffit vent mesh. This is a common use for insect mesh of all types.
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