FAQ

Q: How long does it take to receive my order?

We supply a wide-variety of netting products, including items that are prefabricated (ready-to-ship) and items that are custom-manufactured (and take a few days for production). Here is a general outline of what you can expect, and for further details please contact us for more specific information if needed:

STOCK INVENTORY & PREFABRICATED PRODUCTS

Any of our stock inventory products (prefabricated items) are generally processed and ready to ship out within 1-2 business days of your order. Stock inventory items are noted with that shipping lead-time in the product details. Larger quantity orders may possibly take a couple days longer for packaging considerations.

NETTING ORDERS & CUSTOM NETTING PRODUCTIONS

All netting orders (placed via the ordering calculator) are produced per-invoice, and are all custom fabrications that have mandatory production lead-times in order to be ready to ship. Production lead-times vary based on the amount of material, order features, current product queue, and seasonality.

Smaller volume orders of bulk (unbordered) mesh are typically finished in 2-5 business days.

Higher volumes of bulk netting, as well as netting that has rope or webbing bordering are typically completed within 5-10 business days.

Large scale netting orders, highly customized constructions, commercial volumes of material, and multiple quantity fabrications have lead-times that can be estimated per-invoice or quote, and can be up to 3 business weeks (+/-) on average.

All orders are completed for shipping as quickly as possible, and frequently depart on the shorter end of the estimated production lead-time. Emailed inquiries regarding lead-time are accepted through the company contact page. Please note that business days are Monday-Friday (weekends and holidays do not count as production days).

- NOTE: many times invoices/orders will have a combination of products that are prefabricated and products that have production requirements. For instance, a series of poles/hardware and a nylon netting panel; or some nylon barrier netting and a sports goal. Please keep in-mind that the prefabricated items will depart immediately and arrive at your location first, followed by a second delivery for the products that need to go through the production queue.

- To view a detailed UPS map to estimate Ground Service arrival times to your location (once your particular order is finalized and prepared to depart), please see the Shipping Policy Page

Q: What is the difference between netting sizes/strengths?

The gauge of the netting (#12, #15, #21, #36, etc.) represents two things: the thickness of the twine and the breaking strength per twine. As you increase the gauge (#15 to #21 for example), you are increasing how thick each twine is and how much weight it takes to break the twine. Refer to the “Twine Size Comparison Chart” for specific numbers.

Q: Is golf barrier netting the same as golf impact netting?

No. Golf barrier netting is a 1" mesh size and it cannot be used for direct impact of golf balls. It is used for long distance and large area use. Golf impact netting has a 3/4” mesh size or smaller and is designed to have golf balls driven right into it (which is why it is used as the impact panels in golf cages). Bottom line, barrier netting is used for protective barriers, impact netting is used for direct impact. Please note: if you are sourcing netting to drive/hit into as a close-range practice net, it is highly-recommended to reinforce the primary impact zone with a secondary layer of material. This is primarily due to the fact that the majority of impacts generally occur within a smaller central area of the net, resulting in a highly disproportionate amount of wear/abrasion in that zone. Consider going for a 5' X 5' section of #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon for your reinforcement mesh - and this will maximize the durability of your golf driving net.

Q: Can I order any size I want? What about batting cages and golf cages?


Netting panels are built to any dimensions you require from many of our available materials and options. A minimum billing height and width of 4' is required as well as 100 square foot minimum for custom nets. Batting cages and Golf cages can be built to any dimensions you require, as well as “stock”/most commonly found dimensions.

Q: What is the difference between diamond mesh and square mesh?

FYI: view this video about mesh pattern choices and rope bordering

Aesthetically, one looks like a succession of diamonds and the other looks like a succession of squares. The main difference between the two is that square mesh netting will naturally hang straight and to exact dimensions without a border installed. Diamond mesh has a lot more "stretch", and must be pulled into place for it to install into exact dimensions when it has no border installed. The reason for these differences is really just a matter of geometry: a square is all 90º angles, while a diamond can be distorted either completely vertically or horizontally. Basically, someone should consider purchasing non-bordered, diamond mesh netting only if they are seeking general bulk netting that requires the diamond shape (or, if the diamond is preferred). Otherwise, it is highly recommended for installation and ease of use to have a rope-border installed around the perimeter, or get a square mesh panel. Installation of diamond mesh netting that has no border can be very difficult to accomplish correctly and usually means much more time involved while working with the netting. There is additional information regarding mesh-shape on the website.

Q: Will batting cage netting contain golf balls?

No. Batting cages are built from 1-3/4” mesh netting which is much too large for golf ball impact. In order to hit golf balls inside a batting cage, you should order a separate panel made from 3/4” mesh netting to hang inside your cage. Or, we can price quote custom baseball/golf cage combinations or options.

Q: What kind of netting material do you supply netting products from?

Professional-style cages and custom netting panels/projects feature DuPont® type 66-728 knotted nylon. This is the strongest and highest quality sport netting available. 100% American made from the raw material to the end product. It has the best combination of strength, durability, abrasion resistance, and ease of use available on the market. Home-style batting cages and many "pre-cut" netting panels feature 100% braided, knotless PolyPro netting. PolyPro contains 4 units of UV stabilizer, the texture/aesthetic of nylon, and excellent tensile rating for residential applications. And occasionally, HDPE netting options are seasonally available for both cages and "pre-cut" panels, but most especially for protection screens.

Here is a general informational summary of material characteristics for netting types we offer (when available):

Nylon: DuPont® type 66-728 nylon high tensile strength high abrasion resistance UV stabilized dyed black, twisted, knotted netting construction ("Diamond-Shield" dipping available) available in diamond or square mesh can be customized to any dimensions

PolyPro: polypropylene moderate tensile strength moderate abrasion resistance 4 units of UV stabilizer extruded black, braided, knotless netting construction available in square mesh with serged edge available in "set" dimensions

PE (HDPE): high density polyethylene moderate tensile strength moderate abrasion resistance UV stabilized extruded black, twisted, knotted netting construction available in square mesh with posi-lock rope edge available in "set" dimensions

When comparing batting/golf cage/netting sources, comparisons should be made regarding: netting material used (std. nylon, 66-728 nylon, HDPE, polypro, etc.) netting construction (twisted knotted, braided knotless, etc.) twine tensile strength mesh size used netting features (bonded, dipped, etc.) rope material used and size/strength (Dacron, PE, PolyPro, etc.) sewing material used (nylon, PE, etc.) cage features (impact nets, edges, tails, etc.) warranties sizing/customization options country of origin (materials & craftsmanship) physical weight

Q: Can I use hardballs with a pitching machine in your batting cages?


Yes. You can use any type of ball with a 2” diameter or larger in the cages and you can use a pitching machine as well.

Q: Do you provide installation services?


Our company does not supply installation services, as we specialize in the supply of the netting and related materials. However, it is extremely common for customers to have the netting panels sourced through our company and then have the installation quoted locally by a fencing contractor or netting-specific installation contractor. We cannot supply you with installation services or plans, but can certainly quote you and supply you with the netting products needed to apply within your finished structure or installation area.

Q: When do I need a rope-border installed on my netting panel?

For the most installation options and ease of use, get a border installed. You do not need one if you are looking for raw netting only, if you are going to be making modifications (cutting), or if you are getting square mesh netting that requires no special installation.

Q: Do the batting cages come with frames?

Batting cages that we supply are for the batting cage nets themselves, we offer frames using 2" Steel Poles as well as a Batting Cage Suspension Kit. Another option is a conventional frame construction features vertical steel poles (about 2-3/8" diameter) and horizontal cross members (1-3/8" steel tubing), built into upside-down "U" shapes. Basically, fencing supplies. These "U" structures are placed about 10'-15' apart, and then the netting is hoisted up into the frame corners using something like sections of rope. This is a pretty 'conventional' way to install a cage. The prices for these items will depend on your local market.

There is a more refined approach known as the cable suspension method. You can simply install 3 cables between sets of poles (about 4" poles), and then clip the netting to the suspended cables. There is additional information regarding cable suspension and materials on the website.

The "Home-Style" Batting cage, which is available through our online store, has various options as far as sizing, including a vertical support installation method using steel poles and ground anchors. There is additional information regarding this installation and materials on the website.

Q: Are the "Home Barrier Poles" designed to be used with tensioned cables/turnbuckles?

No, the Home Barrier Poles are designed to be spaced at average intervals of 10'-12' in distance in order to provide functional support for the netting panels that are clipped to them. They are constructed from a sectional/locking-pin design that is a great design for basic barrier netting installation (see here) - however are not designed with the rigidity needed for a tensioned cabling technique that is very common for permanent pole and barrier net applications (viewed here). Simply put, the Home Barrier Poles are a really great and dependable product for general netting installation, but are just a different approach to things as opposed to a permanent netting installation. The following advisory is also notable regarding permanent vs. Home Barrier netting installations:

Advisory: The Home-Barrier Poles are an excellent choice for basic residential netting installations and general function. They are not designed as a direct substitute for applications that require a permanently installed support structure, outlined here. High winds and very adverse conditions need to be considered when utilizing the Home Barrier Poles (please note that Gourock cannot be considered liable for damage sustained by uncontrollable circumstances). Slide the poles out of their ground-sleeves and store them for the duration of potentially damaging wind conditions. Luckily this is quite easy to accomplish due to the intuitive nature of the product design. Consider installing permanent footings/poles and cable hardware for maximum strength and wind-resilience (tensioned-cables are not to be connected between the Home Barrier Poles).

Q: What is the return/exchange policy on purchases?


Since there is a mix of customized and "stock" netting products, some items are not returnable, while some are. It is highly recommended to be familiar with the return policy and contact us prior to purchasing if you have questions.

Q: Do you accept photos of our installation to be posted on your website?


Absolutely! We encourage customers to send photos, either electronically or by mail, of their netting installations to be posted on the website. This provides a great opportunity for you to get a little free publicity if you are an organization, and some notoriety for individuals. Of course, more visuals are helpful to everyone involved in e-commerce, especially customers doing product research.

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