Expanded Metal is typically used for screening, ventilating or security as a guard. The openings permit passage of light, air, heat and sound, and sheet is lightweight and easy to fabricate and form.
Expanded Metal is an economical product with a variety of uses. Expanded is made from a sheet of metal uniformly slit and stretched, forming diamond-shaped openings in the sheet. This offers a one-piece construction that won’t unravel and under normal circumstances and will hold its shape for many years. Expanded Metal comes in a standard (raised) or flattened diamond pattern in a variety of gauges, opening sizes, materials and sheet sizes. The ½” or ¾” is the measurement of the short side of the diamond