Do you have a Chain Link Fence?
Are you Looking for Ways to Turn it into a Privacy Fence?
Chain link fencing has been a popular fencing option for more than a century, and with good reason. Not only are chain link fences durable, but they are also affordable and easy to install. However, privacy is generally not on the list of chain link fence benefits. That is, you can see everything outside your fence, and anyone passing by can see everything inside. As a result, homeowners are looking for ways to turn their chain link fence into a privacy fence.
If you are looking for more privacy, you have a couple of options. First, you could install a different fence. Although, replacing a chain link fence on your own is challenging. Many times, the posts are deeply buried in sturdy concrete anchors. Not only are these posts difficult to remove, but disposal is tricky. This job is better left for professionals. If replacing the fence is not for you, your second option is to turn your chain link fence into a privacy fence.
How Do You Turn Your Chain Link Fence into a Privacy Fence?
There are several things that you can do that will give you more privacy. Below are three of those solutions.
Wooden & Vinyl Fence Panels
Vinyl and wood fence panels are screwed onto chain link fences with U-brackets. These panels are pre-constructed in a factory in sections. Therefore, there is no need to attach each individual board or slat. The only thing you will need is access to the existing fence to attach the panels.
Using wood and vinyl panels will give you the privacy you are looking for. In fact, the coverage is generally greater than 90%. Coupled with privacy, panels will also give you added durability. This is one of the few privacy options that will change the look of your chain link fence. With other options, the chain link will still be visible.
Adding panels is not an easy job. There are no hardware kits or systems to help you attach the panels. Consequently, this is not a job for the novice handyperson. Additionally, the panels are heavy and difficult to handle. Because of this. it will take more than one set of hands to complete this project.
Chan-Link Fence Slats
Chain link fence slats are made of high-density polyethylene or aluminum. They are woven through the chain-links from the top down and stay in place without an attachment.
Chain link slats are very durable. It is not uncommon for slatted chain link fences to last 25 years or more. Equally important, adding slats will improve the look of your chain link fence and increase your privacy by 75%. This is an affordable DIY option and repairing broken slats is easy.
While you will increase your privacy by 75%, it is not 100%. Additionally, installing slats is monotonous and slow. Overall, each slat is slid in one at a time.
Mesh Wind Screen - Privacy Screen
Mesh privacy screens are made for chain link fences. Not only are they easy to install, but they do provide privacy. Additionally, they are available in a number of colors and customization is easy. They are easy to install and will transform your chain link fence into a privacy fence.
Privacy screens will give you more privacy than slats, and about the same level of privacy as wood or vinyl panels. Specifically, privacy screens will increase your privacy by 80 to 90%. As the most affordable option, screens are often used in sports facilities, tennis courts, and construction sites. Depending upon the grade and quality of materials, a privacy windscreen can last for many years.
By and large, mesh screens are more about utility than beauty. For this reason, they are not well accepted or used specifically for residential property fencing. However, you will see them in tennis courts in Southwest Florida in gated communities.
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Chain link fences have been around for a while and definitely still have some practical uses. Nevertheless, there are many other options to choose from that are more durable, sturdy, and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, wood, vinyl, and composite are some of the best options. So, whether you are looking to turn your chain link fence into a privacy fence, or replace your chain link fence, contact us. With over 30 years of experience, our team can create the fence that meets your needs and budget.
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