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This is an interesting read: http://www.justanswer.com/structural-engineering/6escy-does-shadow-box-fence-significantly-less-windloading.html The engineer says that there is no reduction in surface area, and the gap between boards isn't significant enough to significantly alter the air flow. He also says that in reality, there may be a minor reduction in ...


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The only logical that comes to my mind is an awning of some sort. If you get a big enough one, most direct light will be lost and you should have the same amount of airflow.


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Any solution will be a compromise. The more light you block, the more air you will also block. You want something opaque and dark and non-reflective and adjustable. Some sort of slat blinds is a common solution, but if you have room to install a device away from the window, some other creative opportunities exist to block direct light but allow airflow ...


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I don't see how this would reduce the wind load on the posts. In fact, it might increase it a little since the surface area of the fence is greater. If the wind force is too great for your posts, you only have 2 options: More posts Stronger posts.


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As a rule of thumb, tall objects can cast a wind shadow about three to six times their height which diminishes with distance. However, turbulence dominates close to the ground so don't plan on getting 18' of wind shadow from a fence. In addition, clearing the land means that the wind will have additional velocity...blowing across 600' of open space ...


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If you have ability to hang items outside the windows, there are companies that make blinds for the outside of the windows that say that they block light but leave your view and airflow intact. I have not seen how well they work as I am a renter and not allowed to put items on the outside of the properties we will in. Using your preferred search engine, ...


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If the latch plate is flush with the door edge, the set back is correct. The flat back (faces street for out swinging doors) must be able to extend into the strike plate to hold door. Many alignment issues crop up to pull those 2 edges apart. Door gaps tell what has happened to its alignment over time. up/down misalign due to top hinge pulling away from ...


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By looking at some mobile home anchoring systems you might be able to adapt something to a smaller scale. They appear similar to the screw in the earth anchors used for dog run tie outs albeit on a larger scale. I would screw in three dog anchors on each side and use a ratcheting cargo strap (available at any auto parts store) to cinch it down. It may take ...


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Complain to your builder (try to have them visit on a windy day) and ask what they can or will do about it. The next step is probably: Plant trees to provide a windbreak. Without knowing where you are, a general suggestion would be something fast-growing but not, perhaps, the tree you'd love to have mixed with trees that grow slower and have more ...


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For sure the new design will help. Basic physics. More force will pass through instead of beating against the wood. Also force (wind) will naturally take the path of least resistance. You have a giant fence with no gaps now. So anything you move to will be better. Will it be a lot better and help. Maybe, maybe not. Looking at the new design this ...



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