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Welded Wire Mesh Meets Railing & Handrail Safety Requirements


Stairways, decks and raised platforms are a potential risk forwelded wire safety railing mesh injury. At special risk are young children. There are strict building code requirements that address these issues - universal standards based on the physical properties of commonly used deck building materials. You should always refer to local building codes that apply to your area. These may vary somewhat, due to climate conditions and materials used.

Every railing, handrail or guardrail has specific opening limitations that are applied to any opening within the system. In general, any openings - such as those between spindles, balusters, intermediate rails, or ornamental enclosures - cannot allow the passage of a sphere 4 inches or more in diameter.

There are welded wire meshes available that provide solutions to meet the code requirements for railing safety. The meshes can be attached directly to the railing structure or made into insert panels that are mounted within the system. There are products available in a variety of mesh sizes and wire gauges.welded wire railing safety mesh

  • galvanized after weld (GAW) meshes
      • extra heavy coating of zinc
      • provides extra protection from rust and corrosion
  • vinyl coated meshes
      • PVC is tightly bonded to the wire
      • pliable - will not crack when bent
      • tough UV treated finish resists scrapes
      • smooth, attractive finish - black or green
  • stainless steel meshes
      • durable and attractive
      • resists rust and corrosion            
  • gauges available:
      • 4
      • 6
      • 8-1/2
      • 10-1/2
      • 12-1/2
      • 14
  • meshes available:
      • 4" x 4"
      • 3 "x 3"
      • 2" x 2"
      • 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"


I am current searching for mesh handrail materials. I have young grand children and we are building a home on the Guadulupe River in the hill country of Tx. Safety is the key because the home starts out 17' off the ground, per fema requirement. There is a 20' drop off due to erosion of flooding but ends up just over 50' at the peak of the roof. Part of the deck canterlevers unsupported 20' 
over the river's bank. I am an old steel man and see the advantages of your products, if it is reasonable? Safety at a low cost is want I am looking for. Thanks Joe
Posted @ Saturday, February 27, 2010 5:45 PM by joe
I too need this as a rail for grandchildren.
Posted @ Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:48 PM by katherine samford
I have a beach house on the ocean and am looking for a "strong" "rust resistant" 
"something" that will not obstruct the view from inside the house.Need white.What do you suggest?
Posted @ Friday, May 25, 2012 11:09 AM by Jean Speegle
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