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Originally Posted by Tanka View Post

Thanks for the advice everyone! Since I want to cover such a big area, the more I think about it, it will be a lot of work to install so many grommets. I have a lot of scrap wood laying around that we use to burn in our wood stove. So I'm thinking about either using wire ties or zip ties to attach the wood to the fence and staple the plastic to the wood.


Sounds like the best idea for attaching it so far. Only thing I would maybe do differently would be to add a second board covering where the staples are. Extra reinforcement to help prevent tear out.

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Originally Posted by rockin5t View Post

Here is what we are thinking of using. http://www.amazon.com/Green-Single-Bottom-Fence-Slat/dp/B00ZDRG75C/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1452896893&sr=8-15&keywords=Chain+link+inserts

We have chain link runs, and we live where the wind blows a lot! The snow tends to drift inside if we don't put tarps to block the wind, and in the summer, the tarps cannot hold up to the sun intensity we have at altitude (outside of Denver). Grommets ripped out of the last two with the sun/wind combination. Until the vegetation can grow big enough to block the wind, we are going to try these slats. They should just slip in the linkages without tools. They come in other colors, too, if the all year green seems unnatural. I think I would pick a lighter color to reflect the sun later in the year.


That would take forever to weave in the slats. I have seen it up close and personal. I felt it had to many gaps to do much good in the end.

I am also outside Denver. I got shade cloth at Lowes really inexpensive and held it on with zip ties. I have been using the same cloth for 4 years without rot issues. Just a thought.

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