Last week we talked about the chicken wire fencing, this time let’s take a look at what is emu wire fencing? Are they the same? Different? Well, let’s find out.
As we learned from the previous week, the chicken wire fencing is a fencing type made out of a mesh of a thin, flexible and galvanized wire that has hexagonal gaps.
To answer our earlier question, emu wire fencing is quite not the same as chicken wire fencing.
What is emu wire fencing?
Emu wire fencing is also called woven wire fencing. As the barbed wire is too dangerous for fast-moving animals who have long legs as they can injure themselves by running into it or putting their legs through the strands. Therefore, woven wire fencing is better for animals as such. Do emus fit the above description? They do indeed.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s stick with the woven wire fencing name.
Woven wire has wire ‘knots’ wrapped around each intersecting wire. When the usage of the woven wire fencing is for agricultural purposes, the wire openings can be much larger and the intersecting wires can be welded together instead.
When the woven wire is being used for commercial or residential fencing purposes, it can come in different colours as powder coating allows fencing experts to offer the best aesthetic looks for your premises.
You can also ask the woven wire fencing contractor to add ornaments to your fence to make it look even better.
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How to maintain your emu wire fence or gate?
Firstly, if possible, make sure you are brushing or hosing it down weekly. That is to make sure you are cleaning it from any dirt or plant remains.
A bit more time-consuming job performed at least three times a year would be to wash it with a mild detergent and warm water.
The regularity of cleaning and washing your emu wire fencing would depend on the location and surrounding environment. For example, if you leave near a coastal area, you would need to perform the maintenance more often due to the high level of salt in the surrounding air.
Now, after today’s and last fencing blog post, we know what chicken wire fencing and emu wire fencing are.
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