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Give Your Backyard Extra Privacy By Adding A Fence Topper
Fence toppers are attachments placed on top of an existing fence to increase its height by 1 to 2 feet. They can be purely decorative but are mainly installed to add extra privacy.
A fence topper not only provides additional privacy and security for both pets and kids, but it can also offer shade by blocking out the sun during certain times of the day.
These extensions can minimize noise pollution and conceal unsightly views too. They also provide a cost-effective way to update the appearance of an existing fence.
You can choose from many types of fence toppers, which range in price. You'll also want to compare the price of a professional installation or a DIY one.
Wood lattice is an affordable option that can add 2 feet of height to an existing fence, while vinyl lattice, which comes in multiple colors and styles, is decorative and durable.
Wrought iron fence toppers add sophistication, though they won't do much in the way of privacy. Chain link or poly-mesh toppers are great at keeping dogs and cats from escaping.
When considering adding a fence topper, check the building regulations in your community and have a conversation with your neighbors about the project before construction.