You have a nosy, old neighbor that enjoys looking into your backyard. The old lady doesn’t like the friends you have over on weekends. As you sit in the backyard with your friends, the nosy woman steps outside and peers into your yard.
You find it maddening, but what can you do?
Privacy fence extension will simplify fence-building without tearing down an existing fence. For 3 foot fences, place a wooden post on the existing fence to extend its height.
From there, attach the lattice to the wood. You can also extend your fence with fence panels.
This article will show you some of the best ways to implement a wood fence extension without a hassle. Read on if you wish to simplify the process.
Starting the Process
Before extending fence height, contact your local government. Your county government might restrict wood fence extension under local codes.
Extending a fence might also call for a permit. If approved, purchase some fence posts that are the same height as the existing ones. Then, cut to make a 2-or-3 foot height extension.
- Note: As an alternative, you can also buy more fence panels and cut them to the appropriate extension height. From there, affix the new panels to the back of the fence.
To attach the supporting post, you can use a metal plate to tie the beams together.
Adding a Lattice
After choosing the right lattice, cut it down to the appropriate size. Cut the width of the lattice to achieve a wider reach across the fence. Use screws to affix the lattice panels to the front and back of the fence.
- Note: If you notice gaps between the lattice and the fence, add vines or plants as natural barriers. Plants are also a great option if county codes restrict wood fence toppers.
You can also add fence panels that match your existing fence.
Adding a Fence Panel
If you prefer adding fence panels instead of lattices, you can use a post extender. A post extender is a sleeve that you can place on the existing post. After installing the sleeve, place the new post section on top of the extender.
To install a new panel, remove the existing wood paneling. Use a hacksaw to remove the nailed panels. Further, use a screwdriver or drill to remove screwed-in panels.
You can also remove old boards and replace them with taller boards without a post extender. However, the top will be flimsy and could break if someone tries to climb over it.
What’s the Best Form of Privacy Fence Extension?
The easiest way to secure privacy fence extension is to use a wood extender. From there, you can add a lattice or fence panel that matches your fence. If you need to buy plants, choose fast-growing ones that grow bushy leaves or long vines.
In some cases, county officials might place a cap on the height of the fence. To find the best wood panels for your fence, contact us today to get a free estimate.