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    Nov 2007
    Fort Myers, FL

    Measuring opaqueness of screening

    I am writing code for a small town and am trying to come up with an alternative to stating a percentage of opaqueness of a screen because I don't think this is measureable. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
    May 2003
    Staff meeting
    For fencing, we have the loose terms of "open", "semi-open" and "solid"

    Open - generally applied as 50% surface is transparent.

    Semi-open - allows for the free flow of air through the fence.

    Solid - zero transparency

    For landscaping screening (esp between commerical or parking lots and residential), we generally require either a 6 foot solid fence or a 6 foot "solid" row of dense shrubbery. Shrubbery usually ends being 6 foot tall (at planting) arbor vitae evergreen shrubs.

    Hope this helps.
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