How do I add privacy to my windows?

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I put curtains up along my carport because my "eccentric" neighbors were harassing me. The curtains now need replaced. I also have lattice behind the curtains, but the neighbors can see through that (especially when she uses her binoculars). I'm thinking of fastening something to the outside of the lattice to block their view entirely (when I come and go outside, they do, too. Not sure what is so fasinating about my taking out my trash, but apparently it means a lot to them.) Anyway, is there some kind of solid panel that is weatherproof that can be attached to the lattice? I've thought about bushes, but it would take a while for them to become established. I've also thought of moving, butb I've made my mobile home my "beach house (in my bedroom) and have re-done most of the rest of it to suit me. Don't want to start over. Any suggestions would be wonderful! Thanks! (BTW, she also says she puts hexes on people. As I said, "eccentric".)

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  • William William on Feb 01, 2019

    How about corrugated fiberglass panels. Come in variety of colors. Can easily be drilled and wired or plastic tied to the lattice panels. They are translucent so they won't block a lot of light but will block eccentric nosy neighbors view.

  • Eccentric is being very polite. Borderline stalker sounds more appropriate. I used to have one of those too at one time. Binoculars? Really? Best just to ignore them and go about your life. How about window film? They have patterns that along with the lattice and some curtains should afford you a bit of privacy. If you have room, plant some sort of vining plant that grows quickly. At least for the spring, summer and early fall you will have coverage. I have worked with witches before, luckily they behaved themselves at least while I worked with them.

  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 01, 2019

    Hi Lindsey. I recommend that you plant ivy that will vine up your lattice. Roses will vine too. You will have your privacy in no time at all. Good luck Lindsey.

  • Rymea Rymea on Feb 02, 2019

    I like William's idea of using roofing panels. They also come in aluminum if you like an industrial look. But if you ever have much wind make sure you attach them securely, top bottom and sides.

  • Millie Millie on Feb 02, 2019

    I had really bad idiots next door a couple years ago (meth lab & terrorizing me!). I ended up selling my mobile home, which I loved, and moving. I am very happy now. One thing I checked into was hops vines. They are beautiful, give tremendous coverage, and grow 20+ feet in a season! Plus if any of your friends are beer makers, they may want the hops. They grow in zones 3-8, and need to be cut back in winter, if that doesn't leave you vulnerable to their horrible stalking. Winter kept the ones next to me at bay. Good luck!

    • Lindsey Lindsey on Feb 03, 2019

      I live in FL in a mobile home park, so this probably wouldn't work. I need something that fills out and stays consistently the same size. I thought Rose of Sharon would work, but the ones I have aren't growing hardly at all. I also have hibiscus, but they don't all grow at the same "speed". The would get tall enough, though, and stay green all winter here in FL. Thank you for your suggestion, though. Someone suggested translucent panels. I may try that.

  • Karen Karen on Feb 03, 2019

    How about privacy screens people make and use on their porches? You can get real creative here. I have several saved on Pinterest. Go to pinterest and type in, "privacy screen for porches." Or, google, "outdoor curtains for porches." This will give you some inexpensive ideas and they look so nice. Could also buy those cheap five dollar white sheets from Walmart. Make your own design. Use tension rods too.

  • Oliva Oliva on Feb 03, 2019

    I wonder if Fallopia would work for privacy?

    These people sound quite unbalanced. Have you notified the local authorities? Perhaps you should invest in video surveillance cameras. Who knows what they'll do, next?

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    • Oliva Oliva on Feb 04, 2019

      Hi, Lindsay,

      If you're in a mobile home park, you're paying rent. As such, isn't the park owner somewhat responsible to insure the peaceable enjoyment of his tenants? I would have new security cameras installed. You'll probably gather sufficient footage to press charges, at some point.

      It's obviously becoming a strain on your lifestyle and peace of mind.

      Maybe you need a guard dog...