Although wire fences, included barbed wire,
are used primarily for livestock retention
and not home use, there is a form of decorative
wire fencing that may be an attractive alternative
to an iron or aluminum fence.
The wire in decorative wire fences usually
runs horizontally and vertically and is welded
at the crossing (unlike chain link, which is woven and set at a 45 degree angle).
A metal frame, possibly including
As with chain link fences, the
a wire fence depends on the gauge
the stronger) and spacing (smaller
of the wire; it also depends
on the distance
to and rigidity of the frame.
The wire is
subject to corrosion and rust,
so make sure
it is either galvanized or treated