Chain link is one of the best materials to use in fencing because it is so versatile. It can be used for perimeter fencing, security fencing, backyard fencing and even pool fencing. About the only thing it isn’t known for is privacy fencing because it has such an open weave. But, you can fix that with a roll of PVC. It will keep out prying eyes and still will let the sunlight through.
If you have a couple of hours to do the project, gather up:
- A pry bar
- Some knee pads
- 250 foot rolls of PVC with clips
- Vise grips
- A small plastic bag
- A pair of scissors
Then just follow these easy steps:
- Get suited up with your kneepads and unroll the PVC. Toss the cardboard centers but hang on to the clips. You will want to put a few into your pockets for easy access and then store the rest in the plastic bag.
- Start with a ten foot section of fence and open the link loops at the top and bottom using the pry bar. Starting with the second loops at the top of the fence, tuck the PVC in as tightly as possible. Then use the clips to tie them off.
- Now you are going to start weaving both rolls of the PVC through the links in a diagonal direction. Fold it over when you get about two inches above the bottom and use a clip. If you have any excess hanging out the top or bottom, just snip it off with your scissors.
- Next clip both weave sections to the next fence section by pushing the clips up under the top loop. Then start weaving both sections as you did before. Tug on the weave occasionally to keep it good and tight. Clip the ends and trim the excess material.
- Once you finish your weaving, go back and close up the loops that you opened in Step 1. Give the fence a final once over to make sure you have trimmed all the unneeded material and you are done.
This is a fairly simple way to add some privacy to your chain link fence. Chain link is an awesome material for keeping any home or business secure, but having everything so visible could also be a security risk. If you’re not up for a DIY challenge give us a call at Natural Enclosures 770-506-3222, we can help you install custom chain link fencing around your home or commercial property.