Woven Wire Fence Installation
Woven wire fencing has lots of different names including American wire, box wire, woven wire, non-climb, etc. At ProFence, we use the term “woven wire” to describe any fence that has vertical and horizontal wires connected to form a grid. These grids can be many different sizes depending on the distance between the wires.
The primary advantage of woven wire fencing over other fence types is its security, particularly for animals. Woven wire is specifically designed to keep animals in or out. A tight grid of wires nailed securely on sturdy posts can keep something as small as a rabbit out and or keep an animal as big as a horse in. The only way animals can get through is if the woven wire fence is actually broken.
If the security of your animals or livestock is a top priority of yours, we’d highly recommend you consider installing woven wire fencing on your property.
What is The Most Popular Woven Wire Fence Design?
The most popular woven wire fence design is a 13-48-6 fence with posts spaced every 12 feet. Woven wire fences are often used for both cattle and horses, is popular because it is extremely secure. Animals simply can’t push their way through the woven wire fencing.
High Tensile Woven Wire
The difference is that high tensile woven wire has been through a specialized process that gives it two thousand percent more strength and also significantly increases its elasticity. This extra strength will keep your fence stretched tight and looking young for many years.
Woven wire fences are one of the most secure and versatile fences available on the market. This type of fence is well-suited for horses as they can’t get their feet tangled in it, and it is also very visible for a wire fence. It is almost impossible for cattle to get out without first destroying the fence—not a walk in the park. Woven wire fence also works great for keeping deer out as the wire can be bought to eight-feet high.
The numbers: A 13-48-3 means that the wire has 13 strands of wire running horizontally, it is 48” tall, and the upright wire or stays are spaced every three inches. The 2”x4” non-climb fence is simply a grid of boxes that are two-inches wide and four-inches tall.
Woven wire puts strain on the posts so it is important to brace the fence by placing posts in the ground eight feet apart and four feet into the ground. A horizontal pole is then run between these two posts, reinforced by a diagonal wire that holds the brace system together.
- Length: 7 feet
- Diameter: 5-6 inches
- Southern yellow pine (CCA) pressure treated
- Bracing required at every end and corner
- Post length in ground: 8 feet (4′ in-ground)
- Horizontal post: 8 feet
- Height: 48 inches
- 13 line wires
- 2″x4″ squares
- Class 3 galvanized
All other wire types
- Height: 48 inches *
- 13 line wires
- Wire spacing varies (see below)
- 12.5 gauge high tensile wire
- Class 3 galvanized
*other sizes available
ProFence only employs experienced professional woven wire fence installers. Our fence installation team has years of experience installing fencing on many different types of terrain, for a variety of purposes. A high-quality woven wire fence can last a lifetime. Ensuring that you receive a woven wire fence that will last for decades starts with quality materials and an experienced fence installation team, ProFence provides both.
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