The pivoting fence extensions are attached near the top of the inside of your fence and the high strength mesh material is stretched between them attaching with the included zip ties. Simply secure the lower portion of the mesh material to your fence or wall and your cat-proof barrier is complete.
The system will adjust to fit just about every gate and corner situation making it very versatile. Included with each 100' kit are (12) Spring-loaded arms (12) Arm Mounting Plates w/ arm setscrew, 100' of 4' high heavy duty black poly fence (1.75" x 1.75" grid) and (100) zip ties (for 50 ft order increments it will include half of the listed components.) Keep in mind that every fence is different and there are no universally followed guidelines for post spacing, height, materials used,etc. A 50ft kit is designed for the average 50 linear feet of fence. 100 ft kit is designed for an average 100 linear feet of fence. A 200 ft kit is designed for the average 200 linear feet of fence. If you have gates, turns, short or long spans between posts then you may find that you need more or less components than comes with the kit. If in doubt, contact us first!
The system is built to last. All arms are galvanized steel with a black powder coat finish, the arm hardware and springs are stainless steel and the fence material is UV stabilized with carbon black and additional chemical UV inhibitors.
IMPORTANT: The fence mesh is the same 1.75" x 1.75" very strong poly material we use in our Free Standing System. - NOT a flimsy netting.
|Existing Fence Conversion System||50 Foot Kit||100 Foot Kit||150 Foot Kit||200 Foot Kit||250 Foot Kit||300 Foot Kit||350 Foot Kit||400 Foot Kit||450 Foot Kit||500 Foot Kit||550 Foot Kit||600 Foot Kit|
|Spring Loaded Arms||6||12||18||24||30||36||42||48||54||60||66||72|
|3 Ring Universal Mounting Brackets||6||12||18||24||30||36||42||48||54||60||66||72|
|4' 600lbs Break Strength Mesh||50 Feet||100 Feet||150 Feet||200 Feet||250 Feet||300 Feet||350 Feet||400 Feet||450 Feet||500 Feet||550 Feet||600 Feet|
|UV Rated Ties (bags)||1||1||2||2||3||3||4||4||5||5||6||6|
|Arm to Wall/Structure Hardware||2 Sets||2 Sets||2 Sets||2 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets|
|Written Installation Instructions||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*Fasteners for holding hardware to building/home are not included. Fasteners should be chosen based on the type of material covering the building (wood screw, masonry screw, etc.)
-The above table applies to orders placed after 12/26/19.
Items of note when planning your order/layout:
-Each existing fence is unique! The maximum span between arms is 12-14 feet. 8-10 Feet is preferred. Count and measure the distance between your posts to ensure that a kit will cover your fence.
- Keep in mind that our Existing Fence Conversion System will provide up to 12" inches of additional height from wherever the mounting bracket is secured. So, if the bracket is mounted at the top of a 6FT fence, then the finished Purrfect Fence height can be as tall as 7FT. This is adjustable and can be set at any height you prefer based on changing the height of the mounting bracket.
- Our patented system works by forcing your cat(s) to climb up the fence which activates the spring-loaded arm from the bottom if they are able to reach the top (most are not.) So, for maximum effectiveness, it is important that the finished height of your Purrfect Fence be tall enough so your cat cannot simply leap over it. For most domestic cats the minimum finished height (measured from the ground to the tip of the Purrfect Fence extension) we recommend is 6FT, though we prefer it to be taller when possible. Even so, we have had customers tell us it was effective for their cat(s) at shorter heights. However, higher is always better and may be necessary if your particular cat or cat breed is capable of leaping higher than the average healthy and athletic (domestic shorthair) cat.
-Gates in your fence line require special consideration. Read below for more information on gate planning and installation.
Gates need to be considered separately for your layout plan. Each gate in your existing fence is likely to need additional components depending on the location and operation.Inward Swinging Gate
Many inward swinging gates require 1-2 extra arm/bracket(s) per gate. Your situation may vary. If you have questions please contact us.
Outward Swinging Gate
Many outward swinging gates require 2-3 extra arm/bracket(s) per gate. Your situation may vary. If you have questions please contact us.
I despise litter boxes but love my cats. I want them to be able to go in and out. The Purrfect Fence works just the way I need it. I was worried that it might look tacky and that would go higher than the privacy fence line causing problems with our HOA, but nope! It looks great and is just below the fence line. We got to pick the height.
I’m extremely happy with my Purrfect fence! I no longer have my kitties escaping. They were literally climbing my 8’ fence! Just watch!
Fairly easy install too.
I have 3 cats. 2 are content with just hanging out on the patio or walking down to the garden. The third is my little escape artist and not so content with staying inside the fence. Now he has no choice! As we were installing the fence, he escaped a few times in the areas we had not gotten to. Finally we were smart enough to leave him in the house while we finished. Upon completion he came out and walked the line looking for any compromised spot. He found one where we had not tacked down the netting to the fence. He snuck under that and over he went. We fixed that immediately and have not had any breaches of the perimeter since. I can keep the door open and all 3 come and go as they please. All cats and humans are very pleased! Thank you purrfect fence!
The cats enjoy their freedom and I enjoy the peace of mind -- it's a win-win!
Had to get creative with the trees in the yard close to the fence, otherwise it works great
We live with our five cats in a single family home with a fairly small, fenced backyard. We have a cat-door between the house and the back deck and over the years, I have used various versions of cat security fencing around the top of the existing fence to keep the cats restricted to just he back yard, Until, that is, our youngest pair of rescue kitties decided they wanted to sit on the top of the fence. They are brother and sister with a fairly large helping of Maine Coon in their parentage and have proven to be highly adept escape artists. The two weak spots in the fence security were the apple tree that stands next to the fence and a small enclosed viewing platform I had built at the top of one sections of fence. The apple tree was "secured" with a fixed ring barrier about 6' up the trunk. Attached are videos of Sparky and Tigger demonstrating their escape techniques on the old cat fence. Next are some shots of our new Purr...fect Fence installation and how effectively it secured these two weak spots. For the apple tree, I was able to partially split the poly mesh grid integrating it around the tree blocking their ability to use the tree to reach the fence. With the viewing platform, I was able to integrate the fence over and above their viewing platform cutting off their ability to clamber over the platform to reach the fence. Installation was straight forward with no surprises. Our yard took one day to complete. Another side benefit we've found is that the security fence is just high enough now to provide room for the roses to grow without growing into the netting. I have a video but it is too large to include with this review so here is a Youtube link to the video of our installaton: https://youtu.be/bE226b9lD9M
In case you’re unfamiliar with the breed and need more to go on — I have a large, intelligent, energetic, and determined cat that has been safely contained in my yard for about a month now. After an initial few days of him trying to thwart me by escaping, he has resigned himself to his fate. However, he’s incredibly happy with his outdoor access, and I’m happy I don’t have to worry about theft or him getting killed.
I will say, I suspect the system works well for me because my boy is large (17 pounds). The hinged arms seem to work well, but I can’t attest to their utility for a cat that’s under 10 pounds.
Pro tip: Chicken wire the bottom of your fence. And then stake that to the ground. If the cat’s head can get through, you better believe the rest will follow.
Hello Leigh, thank you for sharing your experience and for the feedback! We are very happy to find you are happy with your Purrfect Fence. Our system is actually designed to accommodate varying sizes and weights of cats. Most of our customers have much smaller cats than your healthy boy as you can imagine. We have with equal levels of success with the smaller cats as well. The average domesticated cat is around 9-11 lbs. Our spring loaded arms are adjustable and you can 'size' them appropriate to increase the amount of weight sensitivity if it becomes an issue. In our experience the standard configuration will be effective down to about 7-8 lbs before you need to adjust them.
Your note on the chicken wire is an excellent one! Many fences have visible and also invisible gaps at the bottom that grass or landscaping may hide which allow for easy escapes. We actually offer ready-made kits for this as well which is called our Fence Bottom Barrier