If you are doing research about high security fencing, you have probably asked yourself what is 358 fencing? That's because 358 mesh is very common in high security applications around the world.
While 358 mesh is relatively new in Canada, Rite-Way Fencing is one of the few fence companies that are actively growing our product line in this area, and we're happy to tell you what you need to know.
358 Mesh is a welded mesh panel that is used in fencing, combined with a steel support structure. It is considered one of the best choices for high security fencing around the world, because it is hard to cut and hard to climb, but it still allows enough visibility through the fence. All of these are important factors in designing a high security fencing system.
Many people wonder why 358 mesh is named that, but the answer is actually very simple.
358 Mesh is called that because of the dimensions and materials it is manufactured with. Apertures are 3 inches long and 0.5 inches high, and the panels are manufactured from 8 gauge wire. Similarly, you can choose 356 mesh and 3510 mesh in some parts of the world.
358 Mesh panels are almost always galvanized, but in some cases, they can be zincalum coated instead, or powder coated after galvanizing.
While most people in Canada are familiar with galvanizing and powder coating, zincalum is a lot less common here. This alloy of zinc and aluminim is applied the same way zinc is in a hot dip galvanizing setting, but offers far superior corrosion resistance.
Many of the worlds best fence manufacturers offer 358 fencing systems. They may have different posts and other structural design changes, but they all offer superior security for customers who want to invest in the best possible perimeter security.
One important thing to remember, however, is that while there are many manfacturers and suppliers for high security fencing, it takes a special contractor to properly install it. These fences demand accuracy in three dimensions, and if your contractor isn't experienced, you might not get the best result.
Rite-Way Fencing is an experienced fence contractor, and we have installed every high security fence system you can think of (and several more besides!) We'd love to talk to you about your project, so get in touch with our team!