The only other thing I can recommend, if you have some lengths of 2x6 or something like that to place at the bottom of the fence, so they don't start digging under the fence to try to get to the other side.
When it comes time install the wood fence with metal posts, we recommend using any of our high quality wood fence brackets for steel posts. Issue # 2 When you turn chain link fence into privacy fence the posts need to be strong enough to support the increased weight and wind load. Most residential chain link fences are installed with a 16 gauge or lesser grade framework. This light duty tubing is definitely not strong enough to support a solid privacy wood fence.
Chain link fences aren't particularly attractive and the opposite side of the fence is likely to look strange with the new fence cladding. It might be a good idea to cover both sides of the chain link fence with the cladding so your neighbors on the other side can enjoy the view of the new privacy fence, too.
I’ll show you ideas for making basic chain link fences more private, ways to improve existing fences, ideas for adding privacy screens, and some unusual ideas for using living plants to block prying eyes.
Finding ways to create privacy for a chain link fence can be difficult. Such is the case with my home’s backyard, which has a schoolyard behind it. The school’s chain link fence separates the school playground from my home’s backyard.
Chain-link fences are strictly utilitarian in appearance and offer very little in the way of privacy. There is a way to alter the appearance of a chain-link fence so that it offers both security and privacy and even beauty. Attaching a privacy fence to a chain-link fence is a fun project with instant results.
mesh privacy screen slats (hedge link) rolled bamboo The main goal is privacy. and want an option that will last a long time. But I don't want to attach something that will fall down in the next storm or put extra stress on the existing fence. But, I also would like it to look nice too.
The Home Mender, Dustin Luby, shows us how to use and existing chain link fence and install a 6' wood privacy fence right over top! Easy! Click the links below to see inside "Dustin's Toolbox."
Chain-link fences have bordered American yards for more than a century, and with good reason—they’re cheap, easy to install, and durable. But the steel perimeter’s signature open weave left renter and Smile and Wave blogger, Rachel Denbow, feeling exposed to nosy neighbors and passing cars.