Chain link fences are probably the most popular type of fence for several reasons. It is durable, versatile, and relatively cost-effective, but the one downside it has is it doesn’t provide much privacy. Fortunately, if you are looking for a way to use chain link for privacy as well as perimeter protection, then there are easy modifications that you can make. Read on for some of the best ways to cover your chain link fence for privacy.
One of the most common ways to make chain link less see-through is by augmenting it with vinyl or plastic slats. Because a chain link fence is constructed of an intertwining pattern, it is very easy to weave in the slats. Plus, you have near-limitless color options to make your fence fit the look of your property and enhance the curb appeal. Adding the slats yourself is fairly doable but tedious, and it’s not too expensive to hire a professional to take care of it for you.
Another great option that functions similarly to slats is a screen. With screen fence covers, you have many choices for both color and material. You could get a reed or rolled bamboo screen to add a natural look to your chain link fence, for example. But if you choose a natural material, then you will have to remember to remove it before winter, or it might get ruined. Although most fence screens, in general, aren’t as durable as slats, they are far quicker and easier to install.
Lastly, you could simply add plants to cover your chain link fence. For residential and private properties, it could be nice to grow some flowers. The best are those on seasonal climbing plants, like morning glory, or tall sunflowers, because they will give you privacy and curb appeal throughout most of the year, but they won’t last long enough to overtake and damage the fence. If you are looking for a more uniform look, such as for a business, then you should consider adding a hedge. These are the best options when you are looking for a permanent form of vegetation that won’t damage your fence.
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