Since fences allow you to insert vertically long narrow pieces, why not make it whole fences? This is the idea of this classic method of dressing fences. These individual rails roll down from above and remain in place without means of fastening. The slats are made of high-density polyethylene or aluminum.
- Pros: Chains with a chain are very durable and can last for decades. Fences made more than fifty years ago still stand today and provide coverage. When the rails are damaged, they can be replaced one by one.
- Cons: Strips are often seen as unattractive. Privacy coverage is low, offering only about 75% visual blocking. The cost can be surprisingly high. Because the slats need to slide one by one, the installation is slow and tiring.
Full bamboo screens
Bamboo fences are built from connected poles with a thickness of 3/4-inch to 2-inch. Full bamboo screens with poles can be mounted on a chain-link fence, tying it directly to rails and poles with long pieces of 16-gauge wire. Choose poles that are cut at the nodes because they are better than poles that are exposed at the ends. The nodes perform the function of natural atmospheric capsules.
- Pros: Full bamboo screens are very attractive and look natural. The coverage is worthy of 85 percent. If you want to make your home and yard a fun, tropical feel, full bamboo screens are a great way to start.
- Cons: Durability is moderate. As for organic coatings, full bamboo is durable. But like any organic material left on the street, it will gradually deteriorate if not constantly maintained. Full bamboo screens are special order items that can be found mostly online or in specialized garden centers.
Thin bamboo reeds with a thickness of drinking straw are woven into mats 8 to 16 feet long. These rolls are easy to carry and transport back from the home improvement store. Emblem screens are usually installed vertically.
- Pros: Reed screens offer about 85 percent privacy when new. As the screen falls apart, privacy also falls. Reed screens are very cheap, and most home centers carry them on shelves. If you need to hide your fences behind a chain in one day, reed screens can be the way to go.
- Cons: Reed screens remain attractive for about a year or two. After that, the canes change from golden brown to gray and begin to fall out of the material of the weaving wire. Reed screens are a bad choice for the long term.
Screen wind screen/privacy screen
At first glance, this fence screen looks like a tarpaulin. But tarpaulin is a bad choice for fences because it catches the wind and acts like a sail. In contrast, a privacy screen grid for fencing. Water and wind permeable; it has a double-thick trim around the perimeter and it has brass bushings on the trim so you can attach it to a chain with zippers. Privacy varies from 80% to 96%, depending on how much you are willing to spend.
- Pros: The shielding grid is very strong. Because it is UV-rated inorganic polypropylene, it should last for many years, longer than with any organic product. But thanks to its woven design and dark color, the elements will eventually deal with this material. Screen screening is the lowest cost solution of any of the ones listed here. The least expensive are screens with a lower level of confidentiality (85% lock). 96 percent lock screens cost about 50 percent more.
- Cons: Mesh privacy screens are more about usefulness than beauty. Because they are often used in industrial areas, schools, tennis courts, and swimming pools, they do not work well for most homes, at least from an aesthetic point of view.
Panels of wooden fences
Regular wooden panels can be fastened to the fences with a chain using U-brackets. Because these panels are prefabricated at the factory, there is no need to drive the boards individually.
- Pros: Durability is excellent. If you use cedar, this wood is naturally resistant to weathering because it is very greasy. Any type of wood can be sprayed with a sealant to prolong its life. Confidentiality coverage is high (about 90%). This is one of the few options that will make your chain fencing completely different. With all other options, the chain link is still noticeable in some places.
- Cons: You may need to get a fence to permit. There are no hardware kits or systems to help you make the transformation, so you need to be comfortable and resourceful enough to make this option work. In addition, the fence panels are very heavy and difficult to handle; Two people are needed to work with these panels.