Privacy Fence Slats: Great solution for your chain-link fence

By on March 19, 2015
Bushes for privacy

Bushes for privacy

We just recently moved into our new house a few months ago and the one thing my wife and I both were used to having is a private backyard. So of course we were disappointed when we found out that our new home owners association guidelines only allowed black chain-link fence or decorative iron fence. This makes your backyard open to the whole block of neighbors. For instance when I walk into my backyard I can look and see my neighbors backyard 3 and 4 houses down from ours since there is only black chain link fence between us and them. Most neighbors in our neighborhood chose to install the black chain link fence rather than nothing. We chose the 5 foot tall black chain link, thinking we would plant some cedar trees or other evergreen bushes up against them for privacy.

The problem with planting evergreens or bushes is you encroach on your yard’s usable space and since we have 3 golden retrievers, our backyard space is valuable to us.

Chain Link with-out Privacy.

Chain Link with-out Privacy.

Chain Link fence with Privacy Slats

Chain Link fence with Privacy Slats

One day I received a home furnishings catalog and noticed a great possible solution to create privacy for us in our backyard, finally. It was fake ivy/vines that attached with straps to your fence and it was like a blanket of vines. This stuff, initially looked like a great solution but after further thought and measurements of how many sections I would need (on both sides of the yard), I came to the conclusion that not only would it be very expensive but I wasn’t so sure it would hold up to our 3 dogs and our neighbors dogs. I could see me spending $1000 on this stuff and looking at it a couple months later after the dogs had their way with it. It would probably make me a laughing stock of the neighborhood when they found out how much money I wasted.

So I got on the internet and searched for other solutions for fence privacy and low and behold I finally found the “Casa Verde” – Privacy Fence Slats and they were very affordable and they looked really durable and long-lasting.

I can tell you now, after the purchase of the Casa Verde – Privacy Fence Slats, that they are, in fact very durable and I think they will hold-up very good against the doggies for a very long time.5' Chain link fence with privacy slatsPrivacy slatsCasa Verde - Privacy Slats

We have a 5 foot black chain link fence so I chose the 5 foot black slats and the height was perfect. They cost me approx. $34 per 10′ kit. The last I checked, I think they are below $30 now. I placed a slide-show Amazon direct link to them below.

 

Here’s the actual item description:

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Casa Verde’s chain link privacy fence slat is designed with a superior dual-point locking system. Easy to install slats are held securely in place by a bottom locking channel. Businesses and Homeowners can enjoy the security of a chain link fence with the added benefit of privacy. Reduces wind, dust and noise while adding style to “industrial looking” chain link fence. Each box covers 10 running feet of fence. Our product is UV stable, can be pressure washed with plain water and withstands severe wind and weather. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material with UV inhibitors are resistant to severe weather conditions, salt water, sand, road dirt, and most environmental pollutants. Specifically designed to retard the harmful effects of the sun. Easiest installation – slide slats down through fence channel until it clicks into the locking channel. Installation completed in minutes to a few hours depending on area covered. Made in the USA by The Loxcreen Company, Division of M-D Building Products.

Product Description

Casa Verde’s chain link privacy fence slat is designed with a superior dual-point locking system. Easy to install slats are held securely in place by a bottom locking channel. Businesses and Homeowners can enjoy the security of a chain link fence with the added benefit of privacy. Reduces wind, dust and noise while adding style to “industrial looking” chain link fence. Each box covers 10 running feet of fence. Our product is UV stable, can be pressure washed with plain water and withstands severe wind and weather. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material with UV inhibitors are resistant to severe weather conditions, salt water, sand, road dirt, and most environmental pollutants. Specifically designed to retard the harmful effects of the sun. Easiest installation – slide slats down through fence channel until it clicks into the locking channel. Installation completed in minutes to a few hours depending on area covered. Made in the USA by The Loxcreen Company, Division of M-D Building Products.


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