Soffit and Foundation Vent Screens Wire Cloth Catalog
Galvanized Soffit and Ground Vent Screens

Wires Per Linear Inch

Screen Opening

Gauge

Wire Diameter After Galvanizing

Open Area

In Stock Roll Widths

Inches

M.M.

#

Inches

M.M.

4 Mesh

0.224"

5.69

23

0.0258"

0.66

80.4%

2.5" 2.75" 3" 4" 6" 8"

8 Mesh

0.108"

2.74

27

0.0173"

0.44

74.2%

- - 3" 4" 6" 8"
 

When larger pests such as rats, squirrels, bats, birds, raccoons and skunks are no threat, a single layer of the standard duty stainless steel specifications listed below will provide insect exclusion down to 0.041".

Standard Duty Stainless Steel Soffit Vent Screens

Openings Per Linear Inch

Soffit Vent Screen Opening

Stainless Steel Wire Diameter

Open Area

Inches

M.M.

Inches

M.M.

14 x 14 0.062" 1.575 0.009" 0.229 76.4%
16 x 16 0.053" 1.358 0.009" 0.229 73.3%
18 x 18 0.046" 1.168 0.009" 0.229 70.2%
18 x 14 0.046" x 0.062" 1.168 x 1.575 0.009" 0.229 73.2%
20 x 20 0.041" 1.041 0.009" 0.229" 67.2%
 

Commercial and Industrial applications requiring a higher level of strength and security in addition to a much longer life expectancy should consider the specifications listed in the table below.

 Commercial and Industrial Grade Stainless Steel Soffit and Ground Vent Screens

Openings Per Linear Inch

Soffit and Ground Vent Screen Opening

Stainless Steel Wire Diameter

Open Area

Inches

M.M.

Inches

M.M.

4 x 4 0.215" 5.461 0.035" 0.889 74%
6 x 6 0.138" 3.505 0.028" 0.711 69.2%
8 x 8 0.108" 2.743 0.017" 0.431 74.6%
8 x 8 0.105" 2.667 0.020" 0.508 70.6%
8 x 8 0.100" 2.540 0.025" 0.635 64%

 

Copper vent screens are best suited for ocean front applications subject to salt spray.  Copper is also frequently specified based solely on cosmetic appearance.

Copper Soffit Vent Screens

Openings Per Linear Inch

Soffit Vent Screen Opening

Stainless Steel Wire Diameter

Open Area

Inches

M.M.

Inches

M.M.

4 0.203" 5.516 0.047" 1.194 65.9%
8 0.097" 2.464 0.028" 0.711 60.2%
16 0.051" 1.168 0.011" 0.229 67.9%

The 16 Mesh specification above is not recommended in applications subject to large pests.

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