Expanded Mesh is an alternative material for wooden fencing and partitions. Modern building designers and architects consider this material as a better alternative for cladding, sunscreen, false ceiling, and fencing. Not like wooden alternatives, an Expanded Mesh offers greater security, ventilation, architectural beauty, and lighting. So, it is safe to say that this material will gain popularity over the next few decades, and it can completely replace wooden alternatives. All these facts suggest that installing Expanded Mesh on your future project is a better choice. And, that is why we write this article to explain to you how to find the best company/supplier in your city/country. Let’s get started!
As the name suggests, this material is made using metal alloys. What would come to your mind now? Well, corrosion is the thing to consider here. The top material choices for Expanded Mesh are:
* Stainless steel.
Quality raw materials determine the quality of final products. Is the company or the supplier you are considering has obtained standards for their raw materials and products? Standards have been set across the world to ensure raw material quality. For example, ISO. Let’s say the supplier you are considering uses stainless steel to produce Expanded Mesh. Stainless steel comes in different grades, composition, and qualities. If the supplier uses the purest grades of stainless steel; they would mention it on their company website. Why should you worry about raw material quality? Well, these meshes are widely being used for outside applications such as sunscreen, facades, and fencing. What does that mean? Low-quality metals can fail or get corroded when used in outside applications.
Depending on the country, the supplier may have obtained certifications in product quality. Well, don’t just focus on certifications they have obtained for their products. How about their services? A top-class Expanded Mesh manufacturer has to obtain certifications from manufacturing to installation. ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 are some examples of certifications to look for.
Their previous projects
A reputable manufacturer or a supplier should have a list of customers and previous projects they have completed successfully. World-leading manufacturers such as ItalMesh in Italy have taken over projects from all around the world. So, if the Expanded Mesh supplier you are considering have supplied their products to such world’s famous projects; you are considering the right supplier. A quick tip: How can you compare suppliers? Making use of the available technology is highly advisable here (the Internet.) You can easily find the supplier in your city by doing your online research. Company websites say it all today. Well, the company website itself can give you a better picture of their company. Does it look professional? What have their previous customers said about product quality?
Their philosophy is another thing to consider. Reliable suppliers highlight the quality of their products and services, not the price. If a supplier says, “we are the cheapest in the market;” think twice about selecting them as your long-term Expanded Mesh supplier. Their cheap products can fail you sooner or later.
The supplier you are considering may not be the manufacturer of products. If the supplier you are considering is just a distributor; find out from where they get these products. The distributor can say hundreds of plus sides about products, but they are not the manufacturer. So, how can you confirm what they say is true or not? Several world-leading Expanded Mesh manufacturers are there, and they have authorized distributors in almost every country. While you cannot directly purchase products from the manufacturer; you can contact the distributor. Anyway, choose authorized distributors in your city. Purchasing products from an authorized distributor is similar to purchasing directly from the manufacturer. You can expect the same product quality and service.
Can they provide Expanded Mesh in bulk amounts?: How many units do you purchase? Well, you may be a reseller or a one that purchases for a single project. If you are a reseller; purchasing in bulk amounts will save your time and money in the long run.
Well, you will obviously compare the prices of suppliers at this stage. As mentioned, don’t search for the cheapest in the market. Cheap products always come with several downsides such as low-quality and prone to corrosion. Instead, look for an affordable Expanded Mesh supplier. Also, you can ask for discounts from the supplier if you plan to purchase their products in bulk amounts. Leading suppliers keep their price range within certain limits (affordable range.)
Selecting a local supplier will save your time and money in the long run. Selecting a supplier in a different state will make you pay more for delivery charges. Well, importing directly from the manufacturer is another option. Anyway, purchasing through a distributor is the latest trend.
Their product range
Expanded Mesh comes in various patterns, materials, strengths, grades, sizes, and colors. Always search for a supplier that offers the widest range of products. Over 300 Expanded Mesh types have been identified in the market today. Well, you can request customized meshes to suit your specific application. Anyway, the manufacturer can charge you a bit extra for a customized product (it is fair.) While stainless steel is the widely-used material for meshes, copper, brass, and aluminum also top choices. All these metals are light-weight, strong, corrosion-resistive, and relatively cheap.
Services they offer
Do they provide free delivery services? Full-service Expanded Mesh manufacturers and suppliers provide advice, technical, and engineering services too. They closely work with your designers and propose the right products for your project (for example, your skyscraper project.)
The sum of its all
Well, making use of the available technology such as the Internet is the best way to select the right Expanded Mesh supplier for your future project or your reselling shop. Always compare! As mentioned, don’t only focus on the price when selecting any service provider, supplier, or a manufacturer. Give priority to their product and service quality. Previous customers reviews — your best savior when selecting a supplier. A quick tip: a metal product can offer greater security than wooden products. For example, a metal security fence can offer greater protection and security than wooden fencing. All these factors suggest that Expanded Mesh is a better option than wooden options.
Contact us today if you have more questions and concerns about this versatile piece of material. We are more than happy to guide you, and it is our passion. Good luck with your future project!