Quality chain link is durable, resilient and strong. It is able to withstand UV rays, high winds, rain and snow. Its major drawback is the see-through pattern. These holes expose the property to wandering eyes and critters that can fit in the spaces. Fortunately, there are several ways to improve privacy with the chain-link without compromising on the structural integrity.

Fence Slats

Fence slats are a decorative way to add privacy. They are made of high density aluminum or polyethylene, making them durable. They are sold in flat and tubular pieces. Individual flat slats can be cut and woven onto the chain link mesh. Slats can be attached horizontally, vertically or diagonally. They are flexible, allowing ease in opening and closing the gate. Slats can be coated to withstand sand, dirt and road salt. They are available in different patterns and designs. You can choose to alternate colored slats on the chain link fence or stick with one color.

Rolled fencing

Rolled fencing is one of the best ways to disguise a chain link fence. You can make use of eco-friendly material such as bamboo. Individual bamboo stalks are connected to create rolled fencing. The panels are then attached onto the fence using galvanized wire. Tighten the fence with pliers. After tying the bamboo poles, trim any excesses to preserve the mobility of the fence.

Flowering Vines

Flowering vines are used to create a living fence that offers privacy for a long time. The mesh in the chain link provides the necessary support for flowering vines. When they are still young, the vines can be trained to spread out across the gate. The vines can be trimmed to achieve a neat look. If you have a monochromatic chain-link gate, you can grow bougainvillea on it. This will introduce color, and it blends well with other flowering vines. For extra security against pests, you can grow vines with thorns. Flowering vines are flexible and can be added without interfering with the gate's mobility.

Evergreen fillers

Evergreen filers can be used to dress up a chain-link gate. These fillers have a braided wire core and they are heavy duty. They can be fitted individually into the mesh. Evergreen fillers provide a maintenance free-hedge. Each of the fillers is flame-retardant and durable. They also retain the green color for a long time, regardless of the weather conditions. Better privacy is achieved by threading the fillers vertically onto the chain-link gate. Installing these fillers is easy because you do not need tools.

For more information about options for increasing the privacy of a chain link fence, contact a local fencing company like Diamond Fence (Aust) Pty Ltd