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What Can You Do With Lattice Fencing? – Design Inspiration 101
The great thing about lattice fencing is that you can do a variety of different things with it even if you don’t want to use it as fencing. However, if you install lattice as an alternative to your fencing you can add certain things to it to enhance the style of it and give your fence a more complete look.
Example #1 – You can add accents to your lattice fencing like planter boxes, small awnings, and lights to give your fence a unique look!
Example #2 – If you are looking for a more private and secure look, you can install a traditional privacy fence and add lattice fencing as an accent across the top of the privacy fence. When you go with this design, you simply cut the privacy fence one foot shorter than what you want and then add the lattice!
Here are some images for inspiration.
This design is a traditional privacy fence with lattice at the top. It still allows you to have all the benefits of a privacy fence without losing the design aspect. The lattice adds the perfect amount of decor to the fence to enhance the overall look just slightly.
This style of lattice displays two different examples of how you can use lattice. You can use it as an alternative to fencing with just the lattice and nothing else for a simplistic look. The other option is that you can add accents like the decor on the top, vines, plants, planter boxes or lighting to enhance the look as well.
At the end of the day, there are endless ways you can design your lattice fence to match the style of your home.
Lattice Fencing in the Past – A New Reputation
During the past several years, lattice fencing has been giving a bad reputation for a variety of different reasons. Some homeowners were saying that it is too cheap to last long and isn’t a high-quality product for the price you can buy it at. Others were saying that their lattice fence was very thin, cracking and breaking. Since then and because of its bad reputation, homeowners were steering away from using lattice in these backyard renovations.
Lattice fencing can be used in a variety of other ways besides fencing. You can use it in your home as a décor accent and it can give your home a very Tuscan look and feel. Most homeowner’s relied on the lattice as an interior material in their homes instead of as their primary fence. Now that the reputation has improved and lattice is making a comeback, we can go back to using it as fencing alongside interior décor. To initiate the comeback of lattice let’s address a few points:
The biggest issue that homeowners had with lattice fencing, as we mentioned, is the frailness of it. Our lattice fencing is actually ¾” thick, which means the chances of it cracking or breaking are very slim. Typically lattice fencing is only ¼” thick, which is why it’s so prone to damage. All of our fencing is manufactured locally, which means the Colorado elements are taken into account when the fence is manufactured. In Colorado, you never know what the weather will be and having a fence that is durable and sturdy is important. Contact us today to learn more about our lattice fencing!
Another contributing factor to the reputation of lattice fencing is the cost. It is typically affordable and easy to find, which raises alarms for homeowners. Many homeowners think that just because it is sold at a cheaper price that it means that the material isn’t as good. While this is true for some big box stores and larger suppliers, it’s not the case for us. Our lattice is bought directly from the mill, which helps lower the cost for us so we can resell it to you for a much more affordable price. Don’t worry though, you are still getting a high-quality product! To learn more about the benefits of buying mill direct, read more below!
Precautions to Consider
Keeping Your Fence Lasting for Years!
The same goes for any fence you are installing – you want to do everything you possibly can to keep your fence looking like new for years to come. As a homeowner, you also want a fence that doesn’t require all your time and attention to maintain it. When it comes to lattice fencing, you follow a lot of the same guidelines to install it and take care of it as you do with other fence styles like vinyl and cedar privacy fence.
When you are installing your lattice fence, make sure you follow all the steps correctly and complete each one efficiently. Don’t try and skip a step to make the process go faster, because in the long run that won’t pay off. You also want to be sure your materials are bought from a reputable buyer and are good quality because this will determine how long your fence lasts against possible damage. As long as your fence is installed properly you shouldn’t have any issues!
Lattice Fence Care
Now, taking care of your lattice fence is vital to maintain its life. Depending on whether you have vinyl lattice fencing or natural wood lattice fencing, the process will differ slightly.
Natural Wood Lattice Fencing
With natural wood, you want to wipe the surface clean of any debris and lightly hose off the surface. If you have painted or stained your fence in the past, you might think about reapplying a layer to freshen it up. Remember that paint or stain adds a protective layer to your fence and protects it more from damage. If you didn’t paint or stain your fence at the beginning, you might want to consider it. Also, make sure you don’t notice any damage or imperfections that need to be fixed. It’s as simple as that!
Vinyl Lattice Fencing
The process to keep vinyl looking like new is very similar to natural wood, minus the paint and stain step. You want to keep the surface clean and free of debris so keep an eye out for any cracks in the vinyl and wash it off with the hose. One of the great things about vinyl is that it is a very low maintenance material and you don’t have to worry about things like warping, rotting, mold, mildew, and insects. As long as you keep an eye out for damage to be repaired and you clean your fence often, you won’t run into any issues.
Natural Lattice Fencing or Vinyl Lattice Fencing
Which One Is Better?
Now the real question is: which type of lattice fencing is better, natural or vinyl? Well, it honestly depends on your specific needs and wants for your family. Let’s compare.
Natural Lattice Fencing
Vinyl Lattice Fencing
Vinyl lattice fencing is one of the styles with the lowest amount of maintenance needed. You rarely have to do anything to it other than wash it off as we mentioned above. You can oftentimes find kits that include everything you need to install and find that it’s very easy to do yourself. An upside is that you can cut out the cost of paint or stain, because vinyl lattice fencing doesn’t need it. You also don’t have to worry about sealing it to protect the wood.
Either material is a great option or will be a great addition to your home, it just comes down to which type of material sounds like it fits the criteria you are looking for better. If you would like some help deciding which type is best for you, give us a call and one of our fence specialists can help you guide you in the right direction!
Why Choose Lattice Fencing
From Cedar Fence Direct?
Cedar Fence Direct has been in business and serving the industry for years, which means we have experience and are knowledgeable about our products. Our number one goal is to provide a family-like service that is friendly, welcoming and free-flowing. We don’t ever want any of our customers to feel rushed or pushed into making a purchase, which is why our team dedicates the time to take the customer through each step of the buying process. We always have products in stock and on the ground, so our customers can get their material in a timely manner and see the product for themselves. One of our company’s values is transparency, so all of our pricing and the quality of our products is true and upfront, along with the knowledge we have on our products. Lastly, all of our materials come directly from local mills that we have built relationships with. We can call them directly to order custom products, check delivery dates and find out specific info about our products. Because we buy from the mills and cut out the middleman, we can get a hold of material at a cheaper cost, so we can sell it at a more affordable price compared to our competitors. Here at Cedar Fence Direct, you will only get the best customer service in town, plus the highest quality products at the most affordable price possible.