Aluminum slats have a classy lattice look. The slats are inserted diagonally
in to the chain link fence. Aluminum slats will not chip, rust, crack and
colors are fade resistant under normal conditions. Slats are
installed 1 in 5 pattern. The picture shown above illustrates using white and
black slats. Most customers install the same color of aluminum slat for the entire fence.
Coverage: Each quantity ordered will have 48 aluminum slats. For a 2 inch diamond, each quantity ordered will cover approximately 10 linear feet of fence (depends on how tight your fence is stretched - the average chain link fence with a 2 inch diamond has 41 diamonds for every 10 linear feet of fence).
Wind load and privacy factor: Approximately 95% (based on wire/mesh
- Aluminum Slat for 2 inch diamond: 1-7/8 inch wide slat and will fit 9 or 11 gauge wire
- Aluminum Slat for 2-1/4 inch diamond: 2 inch wide slat and will fit 11-1/2 or 12 gauge wire
Warranty: Aluminum slats have a 15 year limited pro-rate manufacturer's warranty.
Installation: This type of privacy slat is installed by laying each picket into the crevice that lies diagonally in chain link fence. After installing a series of 'background' pickets all on the same diagonal in adjacent crevices, a picket is installed counter diagonal by inserting the picket under a chain link weave, over a previously installed 'background' picket and then back under the chain link wire weave. These 'weave' pickets are what hold the others in place. All of the picket ends are held in place by sharply bending the pickets over the end of the last wire diamond at the top. If the slats are long enough, double them and stick the ends under the first available wire. This 'locks' the bottom in.
Shipping: Aluminum slats ship in approximately 3-5 weeks.
Return Policy: Aluminum slats are non-returnable.
here for instructions for measuring the diamond size of a chain link
Colors are approximate and may vary depending on your monitor.
Background Calculation (white slats): Take the length of your fence, divide it by 50, times that by 166, divide that by 50, round that number up to the nearest whole number. This is the quantity you will need for the background color.
Foreground Calculation (black slats): Take the length of your fence, divide it by 50, times that by 83, divide that by 50, round that number up to the nearest whole number. This is the quantity you will need for the foreground color.
Calculation example for the White and Black slats as pictured above: If your fence is 117 feet long and you want the 1 in 5 pattern, this is how to figure out how many quantity of each color is required.
White Slats Required: 117 (fence length) divide by 50 times by 166 divide by 50 = 7.77 (round up to 8 for the quanitity)
Black Slats Required: 117 (fence length) divide by 50 times by 83 divide by 50 = 3.88 (round up to 4 for the quantity)