Galvanized Before Weave (GBW)
Galvanized Before Weave (GBW) or “Pre-Galv” wire has the attractiveness and durability of aluminized at around the same cost as traditional chain link. The pre-galvanizing process eliminates the occurrence of unsightly zinc “icicles”, making installation easier and safer.
If you’ve ever cut your hand or caught your shirt on a chain link fence, then you know that the jagged little protrusions left over from the galvanizing process can be a pain, or even dangerous. That’s why Sharon Fence is proud to be a supplier of Galvanized Before Weave (GBW) wire, a cleaner, more consistent alternative to traditional Galvanized After Weave (GAW) Wire.
Just like the name says, GBW wire is hot dip galvanized strand by strand, resulting in a smooth finish every time. In contrast, with GAW, the whole woven mesh is galvanized, causing drippage, zinc “icicles”, and a frozen mesh that can be hard to stretch during installation.
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