To make enclosures, lattice panels can sometimes be nailed or screwed to existing framing and posts. When this system is used, edges of the panels are generally covered with strips of wood to conceal joints and strengthen the panels. In some cases, the lattice panels require a separate frame to stiffen and strengthen them.
Vinyl Lattice. Vinyl polyresin, or PVC, is a useful material for lattice structures because it requires no maintenance and will not warp, break down or rot. It is often injection-molded with a wood grain pattern to simulate the look of painted wood. Paint will not adhere to vinyl, but the product is available in a variety of colorways.
While wood lattice can be treated with water resistant chemicals, it can still become warped or faded in intense sun and rain conditions. On the other hand, vinyl lattice will not. If you find that your climate requires you to replace outdoor wood frequently, vinyl may be the better option for you.
Vinyl fencing excels when you want a fence that looks like a white-painted picket or ranch fence. Solid-panel vinyl privacy fences can look especially plastic, though it helps to add features like a lattice top and post caps. Installation. Both wood and vinyl fences typically come out better when installed by a professional fence company.