Whether you are looking for privacy or you simply want to spruce up your fence, bamboo fencing is a beautiful addition to your property. We've looked into this topic and researched ways how you can attach bamboo fencing to your fence. We will also look into how long these fences will last for your home.
How To Attach Bamboo Fencing To A Fence:
- Measure the length of the fence you are going to cover. Choose a roll of bamboo fencing that you would like to install on your fence.
- Lean your bamboo roll vertically on the fence.
For wood fences:
- pre-drill holes 5 inches from the top and bottom of your bamboo fencing
- space these holes 6-12 inches from each other (depending on the diameter of your fencing)
- mount your bamboo fencing to the wood fence with mounting screws using the pre-drilled holes
For chain-link fences:
- slowly unroll your bamboo fencing and use cable ties to attach it to the chain link
- loop it through two or three bamboo poles and tighten them
For brick or cement walls:
- create a mount for the fencing using 2x4 pieces of wood
- attach the wood through the length of the wall towards the top and the bottom
- pre-drill holes every 12 inches or so, lining it up with the 2x4 wood planks
- attach the bamboo fencing using mounting screws using the pre-drilled holes
We know that it's quite a lot to take in, especially the numerous methods on how to install bamboo fencing. Fortunately, we will break it down for you in this post. Keep reading as we talk about the tools and ways to install bamboo fencing to different kinds of fences so you can put up that gorgeous bamboo fence you've always wanted.
How To Attach Bamboo Fencing To A Fence
Bamboo fences are great additions to your current fence if you are ever looking for a way to add privacy to your home. It's also a beautiful way to create a zen-like atmosphere for your garden. If you've got a fence that is a little too unsightly for your taste, bamboo fencing can also help you cover this up easily.
If you are looking to install bamboo fencing for your home, you will typically find these sold in rolls of varying lengths. It would be best to measure out the length of the fence you would like to cover, as well as the height you would like for the bamboo fence.
For privacy purposes, you can use bamboo fencing up to 6 feet high, and if you just want to cover your fence, you should be able to find 3 feet tall fencing rolls.
These bamboo fencing rolls can be used on any type of fence. They are pretty easy to install and you will mostly need just a few simple tools like a trusty drill and a lot of mounting screws. Here are the methods on how you can install bamboo fencing on different kinds of fences.
Attaching To A Wooden Fence
- Mounting or wood screws
- Cordless drill and screwdriver
- Bamboo fencing roll
- Lean the first roll of your bamboo fencing vertically against the wall you wish to cover. Keep the bamboo wrapped in the packaging and stand it against your wall at a 15-degree angle. Get someone to help you if you will be working with bamboo rolls over 5 feet tall.
- Remove the ties and unravel the bamboo roll. Spread it against your fence and gently push it against the fence as you slowly unravel it. Make sure to have someone hold on to the bamboo fencing to keep it pressed against the wood fence.
- If your bamboo fencing is the same height as your wood fence, pre-drill holes about 5 inches from the top and the bottom of your bamboo. Make sure to space out your pre-drilled holes 6-12 inches from each other (depending on the diameter of your bamboo).
- For taller bamboo fences, drill a screw through the middle of your bamboo while holding it flush against the wood fence. Have someone brace the area of the bamboo fencing next to you to keep it as close as possible to the fence.
- Continue driving screws through the fencing roll, spaced out every 6-8 inches along the topmost support beam of the fence you are attaching it to. Make sure that the screws you are using go through the bamboo and the wooden fence.
- Drill screws at the bottom of the bamboo fence. Space it out similarly to the screws you had installed earlier, about 6-8 inches away from each other. These bottom screws will help secure your fencing to the wooden fence.
Attaching To A Brick Wall or Cement Wall
- Cordless drill/screwdriver
- 2x4 wood pieces
- Masonry screws
- Mounting or wood screws
- Bamboo fencing roll
- Get a 2x4 inch piece of wood to match the length of the bamboo roll you will be installing. With a masonry drill, drill a pilot hole every 12 inches through the wood and the grout.
- Install the wood support beam by lining up the pilot holes of the wood and grout. Using 3.5 in masonry screws, install the wood support beam securely to the wall.
- Drill a second set of pilot holes and install another set of wood support beams one foot off the floor. Make sure that this is parallel to the first set of support beams you have installed.
- Unroll your bamboo fencing against the wall and hold it in place. This is easier to do with someone who can hold the bamboo flush against the wall.
- Using 2.5-inch wood screws, drill your bamboo fencing to the wood support beam. Place one screw every 12 inches until you have completely installed the entire fencing roll.
- Repeat the process to the bottom of the bamboo by installing it on the second set of wood support beams. This will fully secure the bamboo fencing to the brick or cement wall.
Attaching To A Chain Link Fence
- Cable ties
- Bamboo fencing roll
- Carefully unroll your bamboo fencing roll against the chain-link fence.
- Attach the fencing by looping a cable tie through 2 or 3 poles of bamboo and through the chain-link fence. Tighten the cable ties to fully secure them. Space out the cable ties 6-12 inches away from each other until you have covered the entire length of the bamboo fencing.
- Repeat the process on the bottom of the bamboo fencing roll and the chain-link fence.
How Long Does Bamboo Fencing Last
Most of the time, people think that bamboo fencing is a little too flimsy and it won't last very long. However, this isn't the case. Bamboo is a very durable material and it withstands weather and elements quite well. This material is also resistant to termites, which definitely makes the lifespan longer.
With good maintenance and care, your bamboo fencing can last up to 20 years. Within this time, there isn't much cleaning or protection you need to do to your fences—they are just naturally tough against nature's regular wear and tear.
Benefits Of Using Bamboo Fencing
Bamboo fencing has a lot of advantages other than just adding extra privacy to your home or changing the style of your fence. Using bamboo for your fence is very inexpensive, but it doesn't crimp on durability.
You will surely get your money's worth because bamboo fences that are properly maintained will last for years.
This type of fencing is also very environmentally friendly. One of the great traits of bamboo is that it grows pretty quickly, so it makes for a good sustainable material you can use for your home projects.
Bamboo also comes in a wide variety of colors, widths, and styles, and you can all have this without having to do painting or staining on your fences. They are just beautiful naturally.
Spruce up the look of your home with bamboo fencing! Not only is it easy to install, but it is a great way to change the way your yard will look, plus it has the added benefit of giving your home the privacy that you need.
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