Thank you for your inquiry, the wire mesh is made of .017 gauge galvanized steel and has a 1/8 inch mesh. Kwikmesh is sturdy and not flexible. Kwikmesh cuts easily with standard aviation shears. Ordinary scissors will not be strong enough. Cutting Kwikmesh exposes many sharp points and the roll tension may cause it to spring back. Always wear eye protection and gloves when working with Kwikmesh.
Thank you for your question. The Kwik Mesh is produced from galvanized steel and has 1/8" openings. It is primarily used for preventing rodents and large insects from entering the house and attic through ventilation holes thus is a very effective rodent control method. In addition, yes, it will withstand a cat's clawing because it is galvanized mesh and not actual screen mesh.
Thank you for your inquiry. Per our installation guide, the staples are suggested to keep the screen squares intact. User preference and if screws are used we would suggest a galvanized flat head and possibly a sealant around fasteners to prevent any moisture penetration.
Thank you for your inquiry, .017 Galvanized Steel and 1/8 inch mesh.
Thanks for your inquiry. The Kwik Mesh is produced from galvanized steel and has 1/8" openings.
How small of a hole they can enter? The openings are diamond shaped. Long end is 5/32 (.155), short is 7/64 (.105). (These decimal measurements are very accurate). If you overlap two pieces of screen it would definitely work. That might not be real easy unless you have good access around the opening though.
Thank you for your inquiry. Our Kwikmeshes are all .017 gauge.
Just laying it down will not keep them away but it will keep them from being able to get into any area that is blocked off with this. It might be a bit overkill for birds. Aluminum window screen might be easier to work with, but if that's not heavy duty enough, this will definitely work.
I investigated this too and it's worth experimenting with it. I learned that fire curtains and chimney spark arrestor screens are made of stainless steel, for high heat resistance, where this mesh is only galvanized metal. The galvanizing makes it weather resistant, not weather proof, which means the galvanized coating will eventually wear (quickly burn) off. That said, you could cut a chunk you want and use it as needed, being aware that a wood burning, cauldorn-type fire will burn off the finish (not sure about propane), and you'll have to replace it once it's "cooked" (pun intended!). But the mesh itself is as small as the ready-made spark covers and do well in keeping hot, flying embers contained.