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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ringo56 Best product for the Price
I had some privacy bushes next to my neighbor's chain link fence. After having to sweep leaves from my patio 10-15 times a year , I decided that it was time for the bushes to go. The 6 foot chain link fence was in decent shape, but the prospect of looking at it every time I was on the patio was not very appealing. So i did some research on privacy slats. There are two types: tubular and M-shaped cross sections. The tubular slats are heavier and probably more enduring, but they are somewhat harder to bend through the chain link openings. I know that, as I got a few that one of my neighbors had as extra and tried them on the fence. The price of the various vendors of both the tubular and M-shaped slats is pretty much the same, and it is not cheap. On a whim, I went to the Home Depot web page, and was glad that I did. The have M-shaped slats called Casa Verde about 35% cheaper than the average slats sold on the Internet (that I could find). I ordered 6 bundles, each one covering the 10 foot span of a typical chain link fence. The product came to my door in 4 days and it was well packaged. It has installation instructions, but who needs them, as there isn't much to installing the slats. Installation was a breeze. I am glad that I purchased the M-shaped slats, as the fence had some irregularities (misaligned openings) at a few places and these slats were very forgiving on bending, so I was able to run them through with just a bit of extra effort. The tubular ones would have had a tough time at these places. When completed, I was amazed at how pleasant the chain link fence looked. Clean and beautiful, with just enough privacy, yet able to see a moving person on the other side.
July 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quadchickie Our Free Dog, not so Free
We decided to rescue a dog, a friend for our other dog. She is great, but tends to be a barker, which in turn made our other dog bark. Then they were running thru the pampas grass that was in front of the fence, cuts and bleeding dogs not a good combo
We decided to pull out the pampas grass (Never ever plant this stuff!!) after several days we got all 12 of them out.
We decided to order the fence slats but still had lots of questions, regarding privacy % and if it would work with vinyl coated chain link. So i called the manufacturer - YES it would work with vinyl coated chain link
We ordered 18 boxes to cover 180 feet of fence. The first day I (yep my punishment from the husband for getting another dog LOL) did 4 boxes - then 6 the next day - then 8 the following day. I did not add the bottom thing the slats click into (big mistake) because it seemed fine in February. It's now gotten hot and the slats are now sliding down and I'm having to add the bottom and click them in, puling the slats up then clicking them in is not a fun process and my fingers are blistered - I'm officially head idiot of the fence slats.
Over all the slats look great and we are very happy with them. Easy to install, nice privacy. I'm getting ready to order 4 more boxes to finish another area.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wensoo2014 Excellent Product would recommend it
Keeps our backyard privacy yet allows a lil peek both in and out. Keeps our dogs from barking at our neighbors...which is a big plus. I would say 80% privacy. Easy to install...casa verde green is perfect color that blends with scenery. We are very happy with product and the fact that it was free shipping and came on time. Very happy customer.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christopher Turning ChainLink fence into a Privacy Fence
Although there were no accompanying instructions or pictures of the product installed, the slats slid vertically easily into the chain link fence & provide 85 to 90% privacy. Once I realized that the slats were intended to click/lock into a special bottom strip that was first slid horizontally through the bottom of the chain link fence - installation went quickly. I am happy with the product & the end result for my yard.
The one minor complaint was Home Depot delivered the product to the wrong store location - necessitating a 45 minute drive (instead of a 5 minute drive) for me to pick up my order.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by majorjer Consider product details
folks, if you REALLY look closely, as I did not, you will find there is probably more Viewable spaces than you realize. these are definitely NOT privacy slats as I learned after a couple of feet of trial install. In fact it was so bad, I immediately returned them to the store for a refund. Its a 'one size fits all' product, and even if you have a minimal 2" mesh, there will be limited privacy. I even tried viewing at different angles and still NO privacy at all. Its just not worth the price. There ARE, however, WINGED slats offered from various other vendors that do claim 95% privacy. These are vertically installed, but I suspect the same slat installed diagonally would offer no better solution. So, if you just want to glamorize your chainlink, giving it a different look, these might be OK, otherwise look elsewhere for a choice. If ordering online, it might be wise to request a sampler first. Hope this helps others.
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FDV1 Product is easy to install
This product is probably very easy to install on a new fence, the one I installed it on was old with bulges in it and damaged wires so it was a little harder. The bottom rail also should be made stiffer so the locking is easier to attain.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Good for the money
I needed something inexpensive that would help as a privacy fence. It does not completely block out the view, but it does enough to give the perception. I found this an easier, more durable, and less expensive set up than the bamboo or reed fences.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JLC59 Does the job at a value cost.
Very easy to install if there are no defects or damaged areas on your fence. I found that just looking at the fence it looked fine, but if there is any stretching of the chain link it can make it a challenge to slide the slats into place.
April 30, 2013