Galvanized Before Weave (GBW) Chain Link
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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Why choose Galvanized Before Weave (GBW) Chain Link Fencing?
Safer, No Cuts on Skin - The consistent coating on GBW eliminates zinc “icicles” that can cut or scratch when brushed up against.
Easier to Install - Installers often find GBW easier and more cost effective to install due to the fact that the wire mesh stretches freely and does not bind.
Better Looking - In the picture on the right, you can see the unsightly "icicles" that form on a Galvanized After Weave mesh, ruining the clean aesthetic of the fence. The GBW mesh on the left is smooth every time.