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How to Calculate the Size of Screen Mesh

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Loosely woven, mesh screen is used for screen doors, window screens and camping enclosures. Screen mesh is often made of durable and rust-resistant artificial fibers, however, lightweight metal wire mesh is available. Determining the size of screen mesh requires you to measure and count the small squares.




1 Lay the screen mesh on a flat surface that allows light to flow through the mesh openings.


2 Measure a 1-inch-by-1-inch square section of the mesh and mark it with a permanent marker. This will minimize counting mistakes.


3 Count the number of square openings from the marked edge of the square made in Step 1 to the opposite marked edge of the square. If that 1 linear inch of screen contains two squares, it is a 2 mesh screen. It that inch contains 100 openings, it is 100-mesh screen.


4 Count the number of rows of mesh squares within that measured 1-inch space. Doing so enables you to calculate the mesh size per square inch. This is expressed as 18-by-16 mesh. Mesh of this size contains 18 squares across and 16 rows of squares within each 1-inch square.


5 Place a piece of masking tape on the screen mesh and write the mesh size on the tape for future reference.