Import Fence Privacy Windscreen Fence - Solid Green - Easy to install windscreen fence provides the privacy customers need, yet allows air to go through to create breeze. The 2 grommets design on each corner secures position on customer’s deck or fence. The brand new waterproofed polyethylene has...
Update: I purchased this windscreen 9/16/2016. It’s 2/26/2019. We live in coastal South Florida. This windscreen has not been taken down or come down once since I installed it almost 2.5 years ago and it looks EXACTLY the same! We’ve had hurricanes, crazy hot 100+ degrees with a crap ton of humidity, nuts rain and wind, and really cold (for Florida) weather in the upper 20’s. This screen is solid! There are no rips, tears or any issues I can see with it. It keeps the nasty vines that are behind the fence out of view and obscures the views of any maintenance workers. Correct size for your application and a tight installation are key to the fence working as it should. I re-read my previous review and realized I neglected to mention one of the steps I took. After the screen was completely secured, along the perimeter, I used the UVA rated zip ties and pushed the zip ties through the screen folded them back through the screen with about an inch of screen inside the zip tie loop and secured them on the backside of the fence (I call these mid-screen anchors). Our screen is 6’ tall x 50’ long. I did the mid-screen anchors at 3 different vertical heights (1.5 feet, 3 feet and 4.5 feet) to prevent a horizontal tear point due to a straight line. I also staggered them so there’s essentially a diamond pattern if you look very closely at the screen. The 3 foot (height from bottom of the screen) anchor point is about 10 feet away from the next anchor point of the same height and about half the distance of the lower (1.5 feet from the bottom of the screen) and higher anchor points (about 4.5 feet from the bottom of the screen). Having these mid-screen anchors limits the amount of wind the screen can hold and doesn’t allow it to become a “giant sail” that will rip. I ended up purchasing 3-4 more of these 4’ tall by 50’ long and attaching them to the inside of our aluminum fence. We have a thick calusia hedge around the perimeter of our yard and the screens have added so much more privacy and keep the dogs much quieter and completely unable to escape. They also keep our bantam chickens in our yard! Hope this helps.So it took me a bit, to get the time to clean off my back fence; finally I got it done! Taking time to make sure your fence is clear of debris is key to the installation on the screen.The screen is awesome. It appears to be very well made. It has 3 holes in each corner of the screen. Each hole is reinforced with metal eyes. The eyes run along the entire perimeter of the screen and are evenly spaced. The holes are spaced approximately 2 feet apart. I started at the upper right hand corner of my screen and did the vertical. I secured my screen to the fence using UVA rated zip ties. I used 3 zip ties for each of the 3 corner holes x the 4 corners. Once I did the upper right hand corner to the bottom right hand corner I went along the top of the fence. I secured each eye to the fence with 2 zip ties and kept the screen taught, but not too tight. Once I reached the upper left hand corner I again used 3 zip ties for each of the 3 corner eyes and worked my way down the left vertical. I then went back to the right side and worked my way along the bottom of the fence. Again keeping the screen taught is key to the screen looking and functioning well.The purpose of the screen in our yard is mostly for privacy. We have 2 young girls. We have a pool. We have dogs, that LOVE to bark at anything that doesn't live in our house. We live in Southeast Florida with lots of sunshine, hot temperatures, humidity, rain, thunderstorms, and crazy unpredictable weather patterns. We also have a power pole behind our property and the power company is constantly working on maintaining equipment and access to the pole. The power guys are nice, but I'd rather have a bit of privacy.The screen is nice as it blends in with the green of the foliage, and provides a level of privacy without completely closing off the back yard. We live in an HOA and can't have anything permanent on the back fence. So this screen is a perfect compromise. I'm stoked with how it looks and like that I can see if there's someone back there... Only I see a silhouette instead of every detail and they see the same.
I've ordered this product multiple times over the last 15 months. I consider it a good value, but not the quality of the Australian brand that I have also used. I chose this product for the edge binding with grommets, that is not available on the competing brand. I use this product as a privacy screen around my pool by attaching it to my pool cage. First I fastened it directly to the structure. It was up about 13 months with really no sign of deterioration. I removed the tan screen and replaced it with the green and installed it on a curtain track so I could open the pool cage at times. The grommets were key to making the curtain track installation work.If I were grading the customer service alone, it wouldn't be two stars. .50' lengths of fabric arrive in a timely fashion, about a week. Custom lengths are slow, about three weeks to Florida. That's OK. What's not OK is that I couldn't get a reliable delivery date. The Amazon projection was entirely off. Inquiries to customer service resulted in new tracking numbers, but also inaccurate. My advice is to be patient for custom lengths. It will be slow, but I'm sure smaller lengths require special handling.The first time I used this product, I ordered 50' lenghts, cut it to size, and my wife sewed using a standard sewing machine and outdoor rated thread. No problem with that, but also no binding or grommets. The binding and grommets are worth the wait.
Has done the job so far! My dogs bark at the neighbors and one man sits and watches us while we're in the yard or pool...creepy! Has reduced their barking and he can't see us so easily. It does not completely block out everything but distorts the view enough. If placed in direct sunlight, you will obviously be able to see through it a little bit better than if it was in the shade. Attached with zip ties to wire fencing and T-posts. Probably should have went with the 5ft, instead of the 6ft, so it would have been pulled tighter but I'm still satisfied.
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