Cyclone fences can be extremely functional and convenient. However, they can also be relatively easy to climb over. If you are worried about thieves, vandals, or even pets climbing over your cyclone fencing. There are steps you can take to deter that. Here are some ideas to consider:
1. Add privacy panels to the fencing.
You can buy privacy panels for cyclone fencing. There are whole panels that snap to each section of your fence, and there are small canvas strips that you weave into the fencing. Both of these options give your fence an element of privacy, but they also make it hard for a climber to get a foothold in the fence.
2. Make wood privacy panels.
If you don't want to buy privacy panels, you can make your own out of wood. To do that, start with two long pieces of timber. Any common width of board can work, as long as both pieces are relatively the same size. Have a partner hold one of the pieces of wood so that it is parallel with the ground and flush against the fence. Then, place the other board on the other side of the fence in the same spot as the first board.
Drill several screws through both pieces of wood until the two pieces are securely suspended from the fence. Repeat this with additional planks along the bottom of the fence. Once the planks are in place, add a piece of plywood to the area between them, and connect the plywood to the timber braces using screws or nails. This also blocks the holes in the cyclone fence, making it difficult to climb. Paint the plywood as desired.
3. Add a strand of electrified wire.
If you don't want to change the classic look of your cyclone fence, you may want to add a strand of electrified wire. The wire can simply be run through the openings of the fence, and if anyone touches that part of the fence, they will receive a little shock that will likely deter them from climbing. Check the laws in your area, as electric fences aren't allowed in every place.
4. Make spikes with wire hangers.
Old wire hangers can be great for making spikes along the top of a cyclone fence. Pull the wires into straight lines using your hands or a set of pliers. Then, wrap the wire around the top of the fence with a long bit of it sticking straight up. Repeat with multiple hangars scattered over every few centimetres of the fence. That extra challenge may just be intimidating enough to keep people and pets away from your fence.