FENCE SCREENS - STANDARD AND HEAVY DUTY VS. COMPETITOR PRODUCTS (A DECISION-MAKING GUIDE)

March 09, 2022 53 Comments

FENCE SCREENS - STANDARD AND HEAVY DUTY VS. COMPETITOR PRODUCTS (A DECISION-MAKING GUIDE)

Adding more privacy to your property is always a good idea, and when it comes to the garden or backyard, a privacy screen can make all the difference. Privacy fence screens can stop the prying eyes of your extra-inquisitive neighbor or the not-so-nonchalant passer-by. They take little time to install and serve you for years with minimal maintenance.  

To serve the all-around needs of customers, LOVE STORY has two premium lines of privacy fence screens – Standard and Heavy Duty. We make these from the highest-quality HDPE fabric, and they come with unique features that enable customers to enjoy more privacy for years to come. However, we are the best manufacturer in the market, and there are many competing products with tall claims. 


This guide will give buyers a clear picture of the different outdoor fencing screens available in the market so that they can make an informed choice. 


We will compare our two privacy fence screen variants under different parameters to help you understand which one is a better fit for your needs. At the same time, we will compare our products with those of our competitors, which will make it clear that LOVE STORY is the undisputed leader for your outdoor privacy fence screen needs. 

Privacy

For outdoor fence screens, the privacy factor is often crucial. The screen should provide the right amount of privacy while avoiding complete blackout. The Standard LOVE STORY privacy screens offer a 90% visibility blockage. So, if it’s the prying eyes that you want to avoid, this screen will work fine. It efficiently serves the household and most commercial privacy needs. 


The Heavy Duty screen, on the other hand, offers as much as 95% visibility blockage. So, if you need more privacy, this is a better choice. Restaurants and other commercial establishments looking for more seclusion should opt for this variety. We recommend the Heavy Duty for baseball courts, tennis courts, swimming pools, and other athletics-related applications for maximum privacy and high durability.  


Construction companies or commercial establishments in need of temporary privacy may opt for the Standard fence screens.  These are ideal for interim needs and available for bulk purchase at a discounted price. In contrast, home or commercial property owners who need a long-term solution may find the Heavy Duty screen the better choice.  


We don’t believe in marketing gimmicks; we offer what we claim. Our outdoor fence screens with 90% and 95% visibility blockage give more privacy than many other competitor products with higher claims. 

Durability 

The durability of outdoor privacy fence screens depends on two major factors - the quality of the fabric and the integrity of the grommets and binding. 

Let’s find out what comprises LOVE STORY screens and compare them with competing products- 


The fabric 

LOVE STORY fence screens use premium quality, high-density polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE enjoys superior properties, like higher density and rigidity, resistance to temperature exposure, and  UV radiation tolerance.  Other than that, HDPE is non-toxic and naturally resistant to a variety of chemical solvents - diluted acids, alkalis, and alcohols.  HDPE resists mold, mildew, and rotting. It is long-lasting and weather resistant which makes it an ideal material for outdoor fence screens as it will need minimum maintenance.  

Standard LOVE STORY privacy fence screens are made from 175 GSM heavy-duty, commercial-grade HDPE with additional UV and water-resistant coating. These screens last for years under consistent sun exposure and nearly all-weather conditions.  

We use 200 GSM, 100% virgin (non-recycled) HDPE in making the Heavy Duty screens at LOVE STORY. The fabric is additionally treated with a UV stabilized compound. This significantly controls the degradation of the material under UV radiation and extends the lifespan. It also prevents tearing, fading, and drying out of the screen over time. 

 

Most of the LOVE STORY competitors use polypropylene-based fabric, which is a commonly used fence screen material but lacks the rigidity of HDPE. Polypropylene (PP) is also resistant to some chemical solvents, but they do not perform as well under heat or UV exposure, considerably reducing the lifespan of the screen. 

 

As far as the thickness (GSM) of the fabric is concerned, LOVE STORY’s Heavy Duty is the best in the market. Competitor products come with a 300-GSM thickness of the binding only, not to be confused with the GSM of the fabric itself.  

Other Features 

LOVE STORY outdoor privacy fence screens are fully breathable. Both Standard and Heavy Duty enjoy good air permeability, ensuring a naturally comfortable enclosed environment. They offer coverage from UV rays and heat. The Standard version can reduce the inside temperature by as much as 10-degree Fahrenheit, and it goes even higher for the Heavy Duty. 

If you are worried about the hot summer days, opt for the darker shades of the Heavy Duty screen. Colors like black, brown, and blue are great at absorbing heat, keeping the enclosed area more comfortable than the outside. 

The premium HDPE material with special anti-UV coating makes LOVE STORY screens extremely resistant to harsh weather conditions. The heavy-duty grommets and their strategic placement give maximum strength to the screens to withstand high winds and bad weather conditions. Our products are eco-friendly and a great addition to any property. 

Most of the competitor products in the market are breathable, but their polypropylene fabric is naturally more susceptible to weather conditions, environmental heat, and UV ray exposure. This often results in the fading and cracking of the screen within months of installation. The poor-quality grommets are prone to rust over time, and the binding quality is not good enough to prevent fraying from the sides. 

Furthermore, three grommets at the corner (which is the case for every competitor product in the market) are not enough to hold the screen tightly against heavy wind and rough weather conditions, which leads to sagging and triggers quick deterioration of the fabric. 



53 Responses

zimmyman
zimmyman

March 17, 2022

Are use this for the second side of my backyard as the first side worked so well. The neighbor just moved in with a new little dog who barks at my dogs all the time. Works really well. My other fence has had one of these for a little over a year.

HowISeeIt
HowISeeIt

March 17, 2022

We needed to add a little privacy downslope where we otherwise could see a window at a neighbor’s house. This was the perfect solution! It looks great and was so easy to install.

 Dave
Dave

March 14, 2022

I definitely recommend this and I love how it looks provides shade and privacy which was exactly what I was looking for!! I installed it myself super easy and it came with zip ties!!

B.C
B.C

March 14, 2022

I was able to put this up myself with the included zip ties and it looks great. This was a cost effective way to add privacy to our backyard.

 Tracy
Tracy

March 14, 2022

Very satisfied with this purchase. Initially it was to just keep my small pup from getting through the iron gate, but it turned out to look very sleek and nice! I’ve even had compliments from neighbors and they are taking the idea as well.

BROBB
BROBB

March 14, 2022

We bought this to go around our gazebo in the winter to clock out some of the chill and so far it’s working great! Completely my fault but I should’ve gotten an 8’ instead of 6’ but we’ll get a bigger one next year or whenever this one sees it’s last day. Everything was as described and arrived on time.

 Kirk Marvin
Kirk Marvin

March 14, 2022

Much needed privacy and shade for our backyard that is connected to a walkway area of traffic. Eventhough you can see thru the mesh it does give great quality coverage for privacy and the green works wonders with our garden backdrop. Very sturdy and have it up for a month now without any backing fence. Winds and rain here in Fl with no problems 😊

Phoenix wings
Phoenix wings

March 14, 2022

wanted a screen to put over my chain link fence as I have a new neighbor with a barking dog which did not go over well with my dogs. Her dog continues to bark but my dogs can’t see hers so essentially the problem is solved! I doubled the screen as it was too long and used the zip ties to hold it. It took 2 of us to install it as it was a bit bulky for just one person. It looks great and seems durable.
Board
Board

March 14, 2022

I bought this to put on my fence between my house and my neighbors house. I thought I would be able to walk around naked and they wouldnt see me.

kathleen bils
kathleen bils

March 14, 2022

So my neighbor installed a WiFi camera and is trying to impersonate “city enforcement business” and tracks and records myself and family friends the dogs even the wildlife flocks of birds.

 T.B. Cooper
T.B. Cooper

March 14, 2022

Great product, very well made! I love it.

Bookman
Bookman

March 14, 2022

I had went through two other decisions that didn’t seem to work. I live in a very populated area with a main street and empty lot next to my backyard where I have a vegetable garden and my three dogs go outside.

Kelly Marie041219
Kelly Marie041219

March 14, 2022

Enjoying this privacy guard.

Raquel Perez
Raquel Perez

March 14, 2022

Affordable option

 Katrinacop
Katrinacop

March 14, 2022

Great option for pleasant looking, inexpensive privacy

 Ian W.
Ian W.

March 14, 2022

I ordered this for a 10×10 dog kennel and couldn’t be happier. The product came in with no damage and exactly as it was described.

 Larry Davis
Larry Davis

March 14, 2022

Provides protection from wind and hides unsightly containers

Drew
Drew

March 14, 2022

This is a great product to enclose your chain link areas

 George W.
George W.

March 14, 2022

Seem very durable go up really quickly instant privacy
Kayce Cover
Kayce Cover

March 14, 2022

The privacy is great. The versatility is great. The expense is very reasonable. Very good value for dollar.

 Shelindrina
Shelindrina

March 14, 2022

Looks great, durable, easy to install. It was a great money saving alternative to adding a new fence to our house.

 Tigers Aunt
Tigers Aunt

March 14, 2022

Looks great on my fence, I have one minor issue with the color of one 50 foot section it’s just about 5 shades darker green. I am happy with my purchase because the product is easy to install and works great for privacy.

 annnadm
annnadm

March 14, 2022

OMGosh. . .what a difference this wind screen makes. We have a wood fence that we had to replace multiple dog ears to and press board middles to combat our neighbors dogs. Needless to say the fence looks awful so we decided to try this product to improve the appearance of the yard. What a huge difference it makes, the yard looks 100% better.

 Kathi Linz
Kathi Linz

March 14, 2022

Both of the neighbors have dogs and so do we. We really needed something that would keep the dogs apart so no one would get bitten even through the fence. These curtains have helped immensely. The dogs can no longer see each other and we appreciate the safety factor.

 Tsunami
Tsunami

March 14, 2022

We are so happy that this worked so well. Just the improvement in back yard appearance was worth it

 alaskan
alaskan

March 14, 2022

Good product for the price.
 Renee Broadway
Renee Broadway

March 14, 2022

Looks nice, easy to install.

ABBakerRolTyd
ABBakerRolTyd

March 14, 2022

We ordered this to provide privacy for our under-the-deck storage area. We were able to easily cut the fence and then use washers and screws to attached it to our lattice. It’s PERFECT!!! It cuts beautifully

 Jozlyn
Jozlyn

March 14, 2022

Great! Easy way for added privacy!
 Crystal
Crystal

March 14, 2022

We moved into a new home with chain link fencing. Really didn’t want to look at the unkept yard next door with barking dogs. It worked out as we hoped. The dogs can’t see us and we can’t see the yard. It was easy to install myself.

 Darla Harryman
Darla Harryman

March 14, 2022

Moved into a new house with an untidy rental next door. Bought 3 of these and had 2 friends help me. We ziptied them to the fence in several places. Not just the top and bottom. We are very please and are impressed with the result.

 Susan Manuel
Susan Manuel

March 14, 2022

We used this for a temporary fence cover for an outdoor wedding and it worked fine for what it needed to do. We had two 50 ft. covers and one 25 ft. cover. It’s not super thick but it muted the ugly field of weeds on the other side of the chain link fence.

 Daileyt
Daileyt

March 14, 2022

We ordered this to cover the top end of our chicken run. One section of the chicken run has a solid roof to protect against rain and sun.

 Amanda cohen
Amanda cohen

March 14, 2022

“Perfect to hide the dogs from next door! I have 3 kids and the dogs aren’t the friendliest so this works perfect. Easy to install and looks nice.
Its a little long so its loose, but does its job. "

Fan
Fan

March 14, 2022

I loved it so much that I bought 3 more. Allows wind and air through, but gives me privacy!

Nicole
Nicole

March 14, 2022

This was perfect for our fence. Good quality and easy to install.Doesn’t give complete privacy, but helps tremendously. I think we will buy one more and add it to the other side of the fence to get complete privacy.

 Lady Carlene
Lady Carlene

March 14, 2022

Works better than I thought. Privacy is very good. They say 90%, true.

V. Goldberg
V. Goldberg

March 14, 2022

to help block the neighbors yard and they are wonderful! Good quality

 IJPat16
IJPat16

March 14, 2022

This product is AMAZING!! Built to last & EASY to install and blocks out almost ALL of my neighbors junk! It was shipped lightning fast.

 J Sav
J Sav

March 14, 2022

Exactly what I wanted as a visual block for the neighbors crazy pit bull who barks anytime he sees me or my dogs in MY YARD.

Carmindy Stevens
Carmindy Stevens

March 14, 2022

ABSOLUTELY EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!!
 Syck170
Syck170

March 14, 2022

Easy to install and works great.

Boston
Boston

March 14, 2022

I bought this privacy screen fence because we have a neighbor that decided to be friendly and nosy.

 SandraDee
SandraDee

March 14, 2022

Look perfect for my balcony

 Trinny
Trinny

March 14, 2022

Good tips!

Dennis
Dennis

March 14, 2022

love these ideas!

Stevens
Stevens

March 14, 2022

Great ideas for the back yard.

 M.McFly
M.McFly

March 14, 2022

You’re so helpful

 FJV
FJV

March 14, 2022

I wish I had the yard to do these things
Rex Dean
Rex Dean

March 14, 2022

Great blog, you have inspired me to build my own fence.

 Evan
Evan

March 14, 2022

Nice work Thanks

Maritza
Maritza

March 09, 2022

I love this!! It has given us so much more privacy than before.

Michelle
Michelle

March 09, 2022

My patio faced the sidewalk and parking lot. Every time someone walked by or got out of their car they looked into my apartment. My screened in patio had a ceiling height of 10’ so I tried several ways to gain privacy. ie drapes, rollup shades, sheets, etc. Nothing worked until I discovered LOVE STORY Balcony Privacy Screen. People cannot see in but I still can see out. It perfect for me and I still get light from the open area and it blocks the sun on the bottom. Love, love, it.

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