Best brand of hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by johndeerelover, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. johndeerelover

    johndeerelover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2013
    Carroll County Maryland
    Has anyone noticed any brands being better than others when it comes to hardware cloth?
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know about brands of hardware cloth, I think it is more the heaviness of the material . I've noticed in the Menard's stores some hardware cloth is light and flimsy and some is thicker and rigid.
  3. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2013
    Accomac, Va.
    Strength is basically based on gauge of wire used in the fabric, weaving style also influences. Most people want cheap, therefor the big box stores usually carry only small gauge. You can order online or some specialty supplier have better hardware cloth, but will cost more. I get my specialty fabric from McNichols.

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