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Why isn't there a
fence slat that provides privacy for
2 1/2" mesh fence?
Usually 2 3/8" and 2 1/2" mesh chain link fabric is made from 11 1/2, 12 1/2 or 13 gauge wire. The higher the gauge number the thinner the wire. Also with larger mesh sizes the framework (top rail, posts, etc.) is usually not as strong. If there was a slat on the market that provided full privacy for 2 1/2" mesh, a strong wind would most likely blow the fence over. We have even seen strong winds blow over a 2" mesh fence system with heavy duty framework. It is less expensive to purchase a fence system with 2 1/2"mesh, but you'll sacrifice privacy when trying to find a slat. Usually larger mesh sizes will have less privacy from chain link fence slats. The smaller the diamond size the stronger the fence. A lot of customers with 2 1/4", 2 3/8" or 2 1/2" mesh size of chain link will purchase Wing Slat and order the bottom channels to help prevent the slats from falling down in the fence (we haven't heard of any bad experiences, but do so at your own risk). Remember, Wing Slat provides excellent privacy in a 2" mesh but larger mesh the privacy will be reduced.
There is an alternative to privacy fence slats - (wind privacy screening).
How come I can't buy a partial bag of fence slats?
Most fence slats we offer will cover 10 feet of fence. We have tried selling partial bags in the past. Over a years time we had hundreds of partial bags. It takes up too much inventory space. We needed a part time person maintaining these partial bags and ended up throwing most of them away. We try to provide the best price possible to our customers. By not offering partial bags we can pass on the savings to you. Plus, a lot of customers like having a partial bag incase someone steals one or they get vandalized. If you ask for a partial bag we will sell a partial bag but you'll pay full price.
Can fence slats be cut?
Most fence slats can be easily cut. Depending on the slat you may have to cut the top or the bottom because of the way they are inserted into the fence and locked into place. The best and fastest method to cut fence slats is with a chop saw. Customers have even used a good pair of scissors, tin snips, band saw and tree pruners. Keep in mind, if you have over a few bags of fence slats using some of these methods would be very time consuming. We can cut these down to the length you need for a small fee. We typically charge $10.00 per bag.