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Old 06-24-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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We're in the process of putting up 5 sections of a 6 foot high wooden fence that we purchased from Loewes. So far we have only 1 section installed and now thinking an 8 foot high fence would have been better. Any suggestions on what we could do now?
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Well, you could take 4 panels back, eat the cost of the 1 you've installed, and buy 8' panels. Or, you could get creative with some lattice and trim work and add 2' to the top of the fence that way. Personally, I like the lattice top look, but some don't.

A quick search found the following pic to show what I mean. Ignore the stone pillars, just look at the panels.

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Old 06-24-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I'm very fond of the lattice-top look, myself.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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What are you going to accomplish with an 8' one that a 6' one won't? Does your municipality/jurisdiction actually allow fences to be taller than 6' on a residential property?
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I would first find out if you need a permit or something to have a fence of that height. I never even knew they came anything after 6 feet as that is the rule here in Brooklyn & Staten island.

Find out first before you buy it and instal it, It would not be fun if it had to come down because of some (insert bad word here) neighbor.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Sage advice to check on any jurisdictional requirements first.

Going to all the work and expense only to find out it must be removed is the last thing anyone wants.

6' is the limit in my area without a variance that requires public notice and the opportunity for comment.

What I've done is plant fast growing foliage and maintain it at my desired height... have to trim it 3 times each year... but it gets the job done and is legal.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:55 AM
 
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What are you going to accomplish with an 8' one that a 6' one won't? Does your municipality/jurisdiction actually allow fences to be taller than 6' on a residential property?

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Seen on internet somewhere how to add a 2' high lattice section on top of existing 6' fence that we'll consider doing on maybe 2 sections where it could use it the most. Not sure if my town has a 6' height restriction or not but figure if they ever noticed and said something we coud remove it or ask for permission to keep it.

Originally we were thinking of planting some bushes or whatnot (instead of fence) that grow 8' high or better and that's a possibilty with planting a few along just part of the fence where needed instead of adding that 2' lattice work.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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We built one around our above-ground pool and in order to get the privacy that we wanted from our neighbors, hubby built it to where the panels were higher off the ground. Most privacy fences sit right on the ground.
The only problem I see by doing it like this, is if you have pets that you don't want to get out. They can go under.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I currently have a 6' fence and considering the lattice addition on top too. Privacy from annoying neighbors as well as a new above-ground pool.

If not, we are planning on tall shrubs against the fence as well as a few trees that could offer some kind of canopy/foliage.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Wow, you must have really tall neighbors.
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