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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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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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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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