The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Fences and Privacy Screens
How do I select the right height with these screens?
First determine the purpose of your screen before you select the height. If you want to make it extremely difficult for a person to climb over the gate and get inside your back or front yard, there are numerous options with heights ranging from 6 to 8 feet, which greatly reduces the possibility of someone getting into your yard. If the screen is being used to ensure some privacy when you're in your backyard, most of these options come in heights of 2 to 4 feet. Some come with a chained design, while others are available in a solid design without any spaces for someone to see you.
How does a privacy screen differ from a fence?
This is a type of decorative screen that is designed to make the fencing aesthetically appealing to your neighbors. These screens can come in a range of different colors that include dark green and blue, allowing you to choose the color that you believe matches well with the rest of your yard while also increasing the value of your property. These screens are made to fit over your existing fence by filling in any of the visible gaps that are typically found in chain-link models. These screens usually come in small sections that can be attached together along the length of the chain-link enclosure.
How do I determine the length that these screens or gates should be?
When you are setting up a new enclosure around your yard, it's important that you select enough materials to fit around the entire space. You don't want to start putting the enclosure together just to find out that you have an 8-foot area of your yard that is left uncovered. A standard tape measure device will allow you to measure around the perimeter of your property so that you can be confident you have selected enough materials. If you're still unsure of the exact length of fencing that you require after measuring, it's always wise to purchase a little more than you believe is necessary.
Do these enclosures come in different designs?
While the majority of this fencing comes in a standard chain-link or flat surface design, there are a number of privacy screens that are designed to appear like bundles of leaves that have grown around your fencing, which lends a somewhat elegant and natural look to your fencing. These panels usually consist of ivy leaves.