Lattice is good for fencing, but it may not be the best option. So why lattice? Lattice can offer you a more affordable material that can still provide protection to your property, is incredibly easy to install and looks great!
You will need to make sure that you are using lattice in the right place though. It is also important to know if latticing is allowed where you live because some towns do not allow it on residential properties at all.
This article will discuss both sides of latticing and help you decide which one would be better for your fencing needs!
Ease of installing Lattice lattice is easy to install
Installing lattice as fencing is quite easy! All you have to do is frame out the panels, cement in the posts, and then easily install the lattice over top of that frame. Instead of having to install different picket boards, you can put a full panel of lattice up in just moments once it is ready.
Measuring is considerably easier
If you have ever measured out wood pickets, and then have to dog-ear them, it can really be a pain! Instead of that, if you go with a lattice setup, you can quickly measure the height and width of the panel that you need, make the cut and install! Because of that, measuring a lattice fence just is that much easier.
Inexpensive to do
Lattice is generally a rather thin board, which results in a much lower cost! You can easily span large spans at a much lower cost than you would with wood pickets. Not to mention, you will not have to paint or stain lattice-like you would with wooden pickets.
Lattice can add a touch of elegance to your fence. Because lattice comes in different shapes, sizes, and colors, you can find one that will fit your home and personality perfectly! You can also get creative with the lattice and add plants or vines to make it stand out.
Lattice can be made of metal, plastic, or wood
Lattice can be made out of different materials. It can either be latticed out of metal, plastic, or wood. You will want to make sure that you are choosing the right lattice for your needs and climate though!
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Why wouldn’t lattice work as fencing?
Lattice is not very strong
As we talked about a bit earlier in this article, a lattice is made of thinner boards (when made of wood). This can mean that the lattice will be able to break easily, meaning you might have to replace panels regularly. Whereas normal fences can last considerably longer without needing replacements.
Can become damaged during installation
Another thing to consider is that lattice might not be the best option for fencing. This can happen when you are trying to install lattice and it snaps! When you cut a section of lattice, you have to cut it to a very specific size! If damage happens to the cut piece, it is very difficult to be able to use or repair that piece, and it just goes to waste.
Some neighborhoods won’t allow lattice fencing
Some towns do not allow latticing on homes because latticing does not offer the same amount of privacy that normal fences do! They also tend to appear a little bit more temporary than other alternative fencing options.
In conclusion, lattice can be a great option for fencing but you will want to make sure that it is the right choice for your specific needs.
Lattice is easy and inexpensive to install, but it might not be as strong as other fencing materials.
Additionally, some neighborhoods do not allow latticed fences so it is important to double-check the rules before installing latticing.