But the privacy wasn't perfect. We had back to back hurricanes several years ago and the fence was down for months. We hated it, but out of respect for our neighbors, we didn't go nude back there during the day until the fence was back up. I'd go in or put something on if a neighbor was working on his roof, on a ladder trimming their trees, or their kids were playing along the fence on their side, since it was easy for them to see us through narrow slats accidentally, if they were that close to the fence.
But the fence was beginning to look pretty tired. The slats were shrinking and warping, and it was getting easy for the neighbors to see onto our property from certain angles if we were in certain areas of our back yard, so it was time for it to be replaced.
The new fence is vinyl with continuous panels with no cracks in between. Heaven. Once again we can be anywhere in our yard and they can be anywhere in their yard, including right up against the fence, and they'll never see us. It's not that they don't know we're nude there. We're on good enough terms that we've mentioned it. Even so, good fences make good neighbors. Having enough privacy is well worth the work and expense of maintaining it.