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Easy way to cover this fence

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Sep 11, 2006
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Easy way to cover this fence

The neighbors have made it clear that they don't want to replace the fence so I am stuck seeking alternate measures. This section of the fence is the only portion giving me problems because if I remove the 2 latticed panels, I can see pretty much the entire neighbors deck. I would like to remove the panels and replace them with something more appealing. The fence is leaning to my side and their deck is affixed to the fence post. Is there something inexpensive that is weather resistant that I can just stick up to the fence?
I don't want to waste time adding new wood lattice to an old fence.

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The fence is in very bad shape; strong wind will knock it down. Looking at the fence, it was done in a cheap way and it wasn't done right either. You can do it right DIY. It should not cost lots of money.
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What does the rest of your fence look like? If it was me, I'd probably try to do something that looked similar to that.

I'm surprised they could put a deck close enough to the property line to attach it to the fence posts... Must be a Toronto thing. :)

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DIrty-D wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:03 am
If I remove the 2 latticed panels, I can see pretty much the entire neighbors deck.
I would use this to my advantage as they can clearly see you as well.
DIrty-D wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:03 am
Their deck is affixed to the fence post.
I would check bylaws to see if that's permitted. Get your flame suit on and go to war.
DIrty-D wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:03 am
Is there something inexpensive that is weather resistant that I can just stick up to the fence?
If you really don't care, just a sheet of plywood would do. Plus they get to see the plywood from their side as well.
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DIrty-D wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:03 am
The neighbors have made it clear that they don't want to replace the fence so I am stuck seeking alternate measures. This section of the fence is the only portion giving me problems because if I remove the 2 latticed panels, I can see pretty much the entire neighbors deck. I would like to remove the panels and replace them with something more appealing. The fence is leaning to my side and their deck is affixed to the fence post. Is there something inexpensive that is weather resistant that I can just stick up to the fence?
I don't want to waste time adding new wood lattice to an old fence.

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Does the neighbour see those panels as well? If they do, are they ok with how it looks?

I agree with you, it's appalling.

If the neighours aren't going to do anything about it, why would you want to take it upon yourself to replace the panels yourself, which would then benefit them, when they're content with what they have?

I would just overlay fence boards on your side so that it covers up "their" mess.
[OP]
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I own the house. My neighbors are renters. The landlords don't give a shit about fixing anything and I give up arguing with them, they are super cheap. Last year they replaced half the roof because only one half faces the sun.
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If the main post are straight (can't really tell from the angel of the photo) it looks easily salvageable. I won't take much effort to realign the wood pieces in place and then nail them in. Clean with a pressure washer, re-stain and presto, "new fence" Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Make a complaint to the city by-law. It is a hazard.
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If your neighbours are renters, its fair if they don't want to get involved into this. The fence was built very poorly in the first place, and I think temporary fixes wouldn't solve the problem. You need to replace the panel that is leaning on your side.

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