One of the most economical means of resisting rust and corrosion is GALVANIZED WIRE CLOTH.  This is especially effective with the presence of atmospheric moisture.
There are two types of Galvanized Wire Cloth 

  • Galvanized After — Woven of High Grade Bright Basic Wire and passed through pickling process, then hot galvanized with Zinc.  In this process the wire intercepts are soldered as can be noted in the illustrations below
  • Galvanized Before — Woven of High Grade Galvanized Wire that has been zinc coated before the weaving process.

GALVANIZED AFTER WEAVING WIRE CLOTH

Center To Center Mesh Dia. Wire Clear Opening Inches Weight 100 Sq. Ft.
1 0.135 0.865 117.7
1 0.105 0.865 71.0
2 0.105 0.395 167.2
2 0.080 0.420 100.0
2 0.063 0.437 65.0
2 0.047 0.453 38.7
3 0.08 0.253 153.2
3 0.063 0.270 98.5
3 0.047 0.286 58.3
4 .105 0.145 355.7
4 .080 0.170 208.6
4 .063 0.187 133.0
4 .047 0.203 87.4
4 .035 0.215 47.1
5 0.041 0.159 77.6
6 0.047 0.120 113.7
6 0.035 0.132 45.3
8 0.047 0.078 155.8
8 0.035 0.090 90.4
8 0.028 0.097 61.0
8 0.023 0.102 43.7

Above are the most commonly used and stocked specifications. Normally stocked in 36″ and 48″ wide:

4 Mesh .047″ Wire

4 Mesh .106″ Wire