Black Ridged Slats for 6ft chain link are deliberately cut to about 68.5 inches long. These fence inserts are designed primarily for 6ft 11 or 9 gauge chain link with a two inch diamond. Also works in economy chain link with a larger diamond pattern, but privacy will be less. Slats must be installed correctly and be fully inserted inside the wire mesh of your fence to achieve the desired results. Cannot be used to extend the fence height. Not suitable for fences on a steep slope.
Each slat measures 1.25 inches wide. Bottom-locking Ridged Slats will provide approximately 85 percent blockage in chain link with a 2" diamond. Slats installed in chain link mesh with a 2-1/4" diamond will achieve approximately 80% coverage. Slats used in economy chain link fabric with a 2-3/8" diamond will produce about 75% privacy. Diamond size is determined by measuring diagonally between the parallel wires - NOT corner to corner.
Each box contains 82 “W” shaped slats and three 42-inch pieces of Viper Channel - enough to cover 10 linear feet of chain link with a 2" diamond pattern. Chain link with a larger diamond mesh pattern will use fewer slats but ALL the track provided in each box. 2-1/4" chain link will use about 77 slats per 10 feet. 2-3/8" chain link will use about 74 slats per 10 feet. Viper Channel is available for sale separately in case you need more. Remember a larger diamond equates to less privacy.
Slats are manufactured in the USA using domestically sourced HDPE (high density polyethylene), color concentrate, and UV inhibitors to protect from the harmful effects of the sun. Tube Slats are covered by a 30-year warranty – the best warranty in the industry – yet claims are very rare. HDPE privacy enhancements are suitable for use in any climate or weather. It is the fence owner’s responsibility to ensure their fence will withstand the increased wind load caused by the addition of slats.
Single wall bottom lock Ridged Slats provide the most privacy for the money compared to other vertically inserted slat designs. This wider extrusion uses less material allowing us to package more slats in a smaller box to protect the slats and reduce shipping costs. This makes Ridged Slats a more affordable option for homeowners, schools, colleges, businesses, stadiums, storage facilities, etc. Slats are a permanent addition to fence that lasts much longer than wind screen or privacy tape.