How to Make a Privacy Fence Taller

Distracting neighbors or dilapidated buildings next door can detract from the pleasure of sitting in a beautiful backyard. Solve this problem by making your fence taller. A few extra feet of fencing can make a world of difference in what you see and hear. Additionally, making your privacy fence taller can make a fun weekend project.

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Make a privacy fence taller.

Step 1

Measure your existing fence posts then decide how much taller you would like the fence to be.

Step 2

Count the number of fence posts around your yard and buy that number of new posts from your local home improvement or gardening store. Each new post should be 1 foot longer than the height you wish to add to your fence. Be sure to pick posts of the same material and shape as your existing posts.

Step 3

Tie the new posts to the existing fence posts with heavy-duty twine or wire. Overlap the poles by a foot. Turn the wire clockwise, making sure to make at least five complete wraps per post.

Step 4

Measure the perimeter around your current fenced in area. Buy enough bamboo paneling to go around the entire perimeter of the fence.

Step 5

Use the heavy-duty twine or wire to tie the bamboo fencing to your new post extensions. Start with a corner or end post and stretch the bamboo roll all the way to the other side of the fence, attaching it with twine to each extension post as you go.