Asked on Jul 27, 2013

Privacy Screen Keeps Blowing Over in the Wind

Marianne GalvinSandra HahnEveryday Edits


I recently purchased this privacy screen from Lowes. Less than a week after I purchased the screen I found it split in two after a windy evening. I can't seem to find a solution to acomodate the width of each panel (20"). The 2nd photo is one I found either on HomeTalk or Pinterest (or both) when I was searching for possible solutions. The issue is it is difficult to find a large enough base and not take up to0 much of the patio space (prime real estate). Here is the complete post: Taking Suggestions!
Privacy screen from Lowes. The back side has the metal backing seen in my photos.
Found this on HomeTalk or Pinterest or Both when i searched for possible solutions to my dismantled privacy screen.
This is 2/3's of the panel after a windy evening tore it apart at the hinges. I have it propped against the house exterior wall and the chair.
Here's the remaining 1/3 of the privacy screen. Currently propped up with a cooler.
8 answers
  • Jeri Hagens-VandenOever
    on Jul 27, 2013

    I bought the same privacy screen about 3 years ago, & it still looks like new. I have mine on the deck, up against the railing & I just use bungie cords to hold it up against the railing. Works great. This screen also comes with holes at the bottom, so you can screw it to the deck.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jul 27, 2013

    Are you placing it on ground or concrete or wood? To stabilize on the ground set some posts with concrete and attach it to the posts. If it is on concrete or wood use some brackets and bracing

  • Arch Home Improvements
    on Jul 27, 2013

    Note the privacy fence on this deck. Something similar can be done on the ground.

  • Tamara McMillan
    on Apr 27, 2014

    Maybe the Backing Material is not letting the airflow enough. Definitely need to weigh down the base with concrete or make extended spiked feet you can insert into the ground or weigh down with flower pots, etc. As for the backing if the original does not let airflow maybe it could be replaced with Burlap, or a simple lace. . even left open and allow a vine plant to grow up thru the design? I am sure there are many fixes you can do to save the screen and make it work for you.

  • Denise
    on Aug 5, 2015

    Just read a post where they hung the panels on chain, eyehooks, and S hooks. Is that a possibility for you?

  • Everyday Edits
    on Aug 5, 2015

    Thanks Denise- That might just work!

  • Sandra Hahn
    on Aug 23, 2016

    I am hanging mine from my awning.

  • Marianne Galvin
    on Aug 30, 2016

    You can stop by any home improvement store and but a few anchors to hold it steady.... They are rather easy to install.

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