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5 Ways to Make a Wood Fence Taller 

Adding height to a wood fence is often necessary for a number of reasons. For example, if you need extra privacy or want to add vines or flowers to your yard, you may need to extend the height of your fence. You might also need to add a taller fence if you have pets that can jump over short fences easily. 

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There are many different ways to make a wood fence taller, including by using lattices and by replacing the posts. Before you start work on your fence, you should determine how much height you need and whether the new height is legal in your area. 

1. Extension Posts

If you need to increase the height of your chain link fence, the most obvious way is to buy longer fence posts and replace the existing ones. You can do this by purchasing new line and corner posts that are slightly larger in diameter than the existing posts. These posts will be the base of your new fence. 

2. Splice Plates

A splice plate is a piece of metal that connects one post to the other. You can attach the splice plates to the top and bottom posts of your chain link fence with bolts. The splice plates will then allow you to add taller fence posts over the existing ones. 

3. Sections of Wood

This option is a little more complex than the splice plate method, but it is still possible to raise your fence. To do this, you will need to buy an additional section of wood posts and place them over your existing posts. These wood posts will then be the new tops of your chain link fence. 

4. Lattices

Another option is to add a trellis to your fence. The lattice will help you add more height to your fence and will look great as a privacy screen, too. 

5. Post Extenders

If your fence is made of wood, the easiest way to add height is by adding a post extender. You can use a post extender to raise the height of any one of your fence’s existing wood posts. The easiest way to do this is by placing one 2- to 3-foot-tall wood post vertically on top of your fence’s first existing wood post, extending the fence’s overall height by 2 to 3 feet. 

6. Plants and Flowering Fences

Adding plants, flowers, and hedges along your fence will effectively extend the height of your fence. Some plants and flowers will grow to heights greater than your fence in a short time, making them ideal for adding privacy or for preventing intruders from getting into your yard. 

7. Living Fences

A living fence is a type of natural fence that grows over your existing fencing and can provide privacy, enhance security, and even act as a barrier for intruders. A living fence can be made with any variety of plants and flowers, but some are better at providing privacy than others.