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Things to Consider When Buying Wire Mesh Decking

Things to consider when buying wire mesh decking

Getting to know some of the different things to consider when buying wire mesh decking will help you make an informed decision about which product will work best for your needs. At Commander Warehouse, we know that selecting the right products for your storage needs can make all the difference in the world. That is why we carry a range of warehouse equipment, including wire mesh decks for racking systems.

Things to Consider Before Buying Wire Mesh Decking

Some things to take into consideration before purchasing wire mesh decking for your warehouse racking include:

1. Wire Mesh Decking Load Capacity

Since the load capacity of wire mesh decking depends on the mechanical characteristics of the deck’s components, it is important to first determine what items will be stored on the wire mesh deck in order to ensure that the deck will perform properly. Knowing what types, weights, and dimensions of items will be stored will allow you to select wire mesh decking that can support the required weight, as wire mesh decking that is not suited to hold the desired weight can warp or collapse under pressure.

2. Type of Wire Coating

Wire coating is designed to protect the base metal from being exposed to harsh elements and environments. While there are three different types of wire coating to choose from—paint, powdercoat, and galvanized coated—the type of wire coating that will work best for your particular warehouse will depend on the environment. In most cases, a standard paint finish or powdercoat will work fine; however, galvanized coated wire mesh decking should be considered for use in environments where moisture or oxidation are a concern.

3. Wire Mesh Decking Pattern

Wire mesh decking is available in a selection of mesh patterns with different wire diameters and channel gauges, including common configurations like 2″ x 2″ and 2 1/2″ x 4″ and other patterns that are available upon request. When selecting the wire mesh decking pattern that will work best for your particular storage needs, it is important to consider which pattern will provide the proper load capacity.

If you would like to learn more things to consider when buying wire mesh decking, or if you are interested in one of our racking systems and accessories, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of our four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on our website.


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