How do I add height to my 4 ft. Fence frugally?

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Chain link with two gates.

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  • Ken Ken on Jan 02, 2018
    In general, when fence is built the posts are only as heavy as needed to support the height of the fence. Few people are willing pay more with the idea that a second story may be added.

    Of course we cannot see your installation and don't know what you wish to contain with the higher fence. Your best bet would be to consult a local fencing contractor. If an addition is feasible he will be able to tell you as well as giving an idea of the cost. Then you can decide if it is something you can do for yourself.

    • Gsa29332578 Gsa29332578 on Jan 02, 2018
      Thanks for the info. However the fence people are way out of line.
      my chainlink fence is to contain a dog that jumps the fence. The fence guy said the posts were cemented adequately to enhance the fence. He wanted to remove the existing top
      bars sink 6 foot poles inside the existing ones then remove the fencing and replace it with the new. He will use the top supports which are in good shape. Do you think chicken wire will do the trick if tied to additional 6 foot garden poles?

  • Suzana Suzana on Jan 02, 2018
    A photo of the fence might help to figure out the best solution.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 03, 2018
    You got this!

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Jan 03, 2018
    Check with the building inspector about the codes, for how high your fence can go. Add vinyl fencing to the existing fence.