Although steel is flexible and has excellent corrosion resistance, copper can have a longer lifespan in areas with high air salinity. As a result, copper mesh works well as a screen or guard against small animals. Copper mesh is created by using a soft and pliable version of the metal that is easily woven into a wire mesh of defined dimensions.
The five benefits of using copper mesh
Copper mesh is highly pliable yet strong. Hence, it can be woven into any form and pattern with relative ease. Plus, it has high thermal and electrical conductivity. These properties in combination with the metal's long lifespan and corrosion resistance make it perfect for a variety of industrial applications.
Many households use copper gutter guards and soffit screens because they're efficient barriers against dust and debris. A soffit screen is usually installed in the attic to maintain good airflow and ambient temperature, thereby preventing dampness and mold formation. Moreover, since they are resistant to rust, property owners can use copper mesh screens for at least five years before the replacement becomes advisable.
Effective Rodent Inhibitor
Rodents, insects and other pests can be a major problem, and they are also able to cut or pass through loosely-spaced weave screens. The small weaves of a copper mesh, however, make them the ultimate rodent deterrent. Furthermore, copper meshes are much tougher than traditional steel wire mesh, making them damage-resistant.
Copper can kill bacteria on contact due to its antimicrobial properties. The high concentration of copper ions makes it difficult for bacteria to oxidize the metal, thereby weakening its effects. Therefore, it is safe to use protective copper screens and guards for effective filtering.
Easy to Install
Any property owner with a screwdriver and mesh installation guide can easily install copper mesh screens by themselves. However, it’s best to consult or enlist the help of professional installation teams if recesses and gutter lines are difficult to access, as these areas require special access equipment.