Everyone knows that aluminum fencing is a beautiful, stylish, sensible choice for any home or property. While they’re renowned for the sense of security they provide, what’s less known is how to make them add privacy. Fortunately, we at Aluminum Fences Direct are here to show you that you’ve got options. Read on to find out the 3 ways that you can make your aluminum fence more private… with or without those privacy slats.
It’s not uncommon for fence owners to decide that they want privacy after they’ve already made their purchase and installed their fence. But as it turns out, there are plenty of inexpensive and tasteful ways to add privacy to your home (and spice up your yard in the process). One of those ways is through what we like to call “creative landscaping”. Don’t panic: “creative landscaping” doesn’t mean that you’ll have to hire landscapers. Just like the fencing that we sell, this is all DIY.
Creative Option 1: Shrubs & Hedges
Depending on the level of privacy you’re looking for, you may want to settle for a small number of appropriately spaced shrubs, or a whole set of hedges. Fortunately there are plenty of options to tailor to your unique style, and you might even find yourself with a fun new hobby in the process!
Creative Option 2: Trees
Trees are a mainstay for maintaining a natural aura of privacy around your property. However, unless you have the patience of a saint, you may want to consider carefully choosing your trees and then ordering a mature tree transplant. Be careful though, there are a lot of precautions and requirements to consider when going with this option… And it goes without saying, but this approach can be a bit on the pricey end.
Creative Option 3: Flowers
Flowers never go out of style. There are plenty of tall options (like sunflowers) to choose from, and many great things have been said about gardening.
Creative Option 4: Foundations & Ornaments
Lawn ornaments are not only a fantastic way to customize your yard, but can be helpful in adding some creative privacy to your home. It could be a fountain to drown out the noise, artificial hedges, or any other sort of decorative element to stylishly keep prying eyes and ears away from your property.
Creative Option 5: All of the Above
Variety is the spice of life, so why not combine all-of-the-above into one awe-inspiring, creative piece that expresses your personal style and your desire to keep your home more secluded. Aluminum fences are great for adapting to other styles, so it’s up to you whether you want to keep things conservative or go a little crazy with it!
If you just need a small portion of your aluminum fencing free from prying eyes, then potted plants might be a fitting option for you. These are a step-down from landscaping in the sense that they typically are less effective at building privacy, but there are still plenty of options to choose from. The best part? It’s easy, so if you’re looking for a mildly expensive, slightly low-maintenance, simple option to secluding your property, then purchasing some tall potted plants might just be the move for you.
This is a more high-risk option to consider, but it just might be worth the effort. Adding some sort of vine plant to your aluminum fencing can be a visually stunning, elegant solution to your privacy problems. There are multiple ways to go about it if you choose this route, and there are also quite a few things to consider.
Two of your options for applying vines to aluminum fencing are:
A lattice is a large, thin, patterned wooden fence that is intended to be decorative but not protective. Luckily, your aluminum fence has the protective part handled, so sticking a lattice adorned with vines right behind your aluminum fence might just be the solution that you’re looking for.
Also known as a “lattice trellis”, these are smaller, potted versions of your typical lattice. Not unlike the potted plants option, this might be a perfect alternative to a full-sized lattice if you’re interested in adding variety to your privacy, or if you only want to add privacy to a certain part of your fence. But there are more things to think about than just lattices and trellises when you’re weighing your options…
You can also directly apply vines to your aluminum fence, but this can be a risky choice if you don’t know what you’re getting into. There are many species of vines that are considered invasive and that can easily overtake your entire yard if improperly managed. Examples of vines to stay away from for your aluminum fence include English Ivy, Chocolate Vine, and Wintercreeper.
But some vines are great with aluminum fences, and some of these include Wisteria, Rambling Roses, Climbing Hydrangea, and other stronger variants of vines.
Regardless of the types of vines you choose, make sure to learn all about them before your purchase, as they are often high-maintenance and require a lot of responsibility. But what if we told you there is an easier option than all of this?
For those who want want to turn their yard’s level of privacy up to an 11, SLEEKFENCE privacy fencing is the best option. SLEEKFENCE privacy fencing is the superior option in terms of taking back control of your privacy.
Not only is SLEEKFENCE fencing a beautiful and tasteful choice for adding boundaries to your property, but they also make the addition of privacy much simpler.
The Benefits of SLEEKFENCE
Our SLEEKFENCE privacy fence is low maintenance and is easily washed with a simple hose-down. They are around five-times as strong as wood and are not subject to the typical foils that come with wooden fencing such as: rotting, sanding, loose-nails, and a need for constant updating.
The panels of our privacy fencing essentially replicate a blank wall. You can’t see out and no one can see in. If you like the look of SLEEKFENCE, however, but don’t want to completely block out anyone looking in, we also offer semi-privacy fences from SLEEKFENCE, where there’s a small gap between each slat.
You deserve privacy, and you deserve a reliable company to provide it for you. Aluminum Fences Direct has all the wholesale options that you need to get the job done.