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We are not limited to an area of service. Our installation crews will travel where we are requested for netting system installations or consultations.
Lead time to begin an installation can vary. However, the average lead time is 2-4 weeks. If your netting system is smaller in size and doesn’t require as much as the average netting system, the lead time could be 1-2 weeks. If your netting system is larger (i.e., 100’+ steel poles), your lead time could be 6-8 weeks.
We always do our best to streamline logistics, current installation projects, and crew travel to accommodate our customers’ needs. Be that is it may, there are times where our installation calendar is quite full, and projects may need to be scheduled out a little further to begin.
If you’re willing and able and have the equipment necessary to install one of our netting systems, then yes of course. We can offer consultations and have one of our team members guide you through installation. However, we cannot warranty the netting systems installed by others.
Yes. We offer turnkey sports and barrier netting systems. Everything is inclusive from concept, design, engineering, and installation.
Each netting system is unique to its application, location, the season of installation, etc. Depending on the size of the netting system, and the time of year it’s being installed the turnaround time will vary. If your budget allows for multiple crews and extra equipment, it’s possible to expedite installation.
Yes. Once the installation is complete, the foreman or field superintendent on-site will conduct a post-installation inspection on all the netting panels, cable, and hardware. This is also done periodically throughout the installation. Each phase will have an inspection – pole installation, cable and hardware installation, and finally the netting.
Gorilla Netting will supply the poles, wood or steel. If there are existing poles in good condition that we can work with, we will. If there are local suppliers in your area, we can work with them as well.
All of our netting systems are custom designed and built for each of our customers, depending on the application and their individual needs. The cost can vary quite a bit depending on the dimensions of the netting system and materials used.
There are many benefits to having a barrier netting system. Depending on the netting system application will determine the final answer. However, the first one is protection; protection of people, property, traffic, crops, and the environment. Second is containment; containment of balls of play, technology such as UAVs, as well as litter and debris. The third is saving money; saving valuable product blowing away by installing a windbreak fence, that will save you money from liable suits for injuries and or damaged property. Forth is security. With a visual barrier such as a privacy screen fence, you can block the view of unwanted passersby, and with a contraband netting system, you can mitigate or stop the flow of contraband from specific entrance points.
Depending on the application, a barrier netting system can contain, deflect, or secure. Barrier netting systems are used to contain or deflect balls of play and other sports equipment like bats. Netting enclosures are used to contain and secure new technology being developed, such as UAV software and hardware. Security netting like anti-contraband netting is used to mitigate, deter or stop contraband from being dropped into jails, prisons, or detention centers by drones – or – to mitigate, deter or stop contraband from being tossed/launched over security perimeter fences into areas accessible by inmates or persons who want to cause harm.
All of Gorilla Netting Structures are custom designed for the application and customer’s individual needs. The height would depend on quite a few factors – what type of sport, location, footprint, level of play, security needed, grade and level of the ground, etc. We can answer this question with more details about your specific needs.
Gorilla Netting Systems will last for a long time. There can be a small amount of maintenance required from time-to-time if you have one of our retractable systems or one of our emergency separation systems, or even after a bad storm, but the structure will last as long as it’s being maintained properly. Maintenance after storms is usually making sure there is no debris caught in the net and left where tears can be caused.
The fabric life can depend on the amount of UV that the system is subjected to. The typical netting material will last 8-10 years, but the structure itself will last much longer.
Yes, the netting panels can be replaced from time-to-time if required.
Typically the answer is no. We do however provide retractable (Gorilla Trac) and emergency separation (ESS) systems that will require minimal maintenance of hardware for preventative measures. Or in case of an ESS system, the reinstallation of netting panels after a breakaway in a high wind storm.
Yes. Our systems can be designed for any location, environment, or climate.
We build customized netting systems unique to each application and to suit the customer’s individual needs. We have used many types of steel, depending on what the customer’s needs and requests are.
No. Depending on the footprint required for your system, it can be designed not to use down guy support.
Yes. Just like any netting system snow and ice can be a pain. However, with the right design, netting material, and preventative measures, our systems can withstand ice and snow. This is why we designed our Gorilla Trac and ESS systems.