In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on lattice fences and why they’re beneficial for many settings. These fences, which contain thin slats of material crossed over one another in various patterns, are ideal for a few different needs, and can be found in several different property areas and in a few different materials.
At Utah Fence Warehouse, we offer a huge range of fencing materials and options to our Layton and other Utah clients, including vinyl fences, wood fences and more. Lattice fences are one of several designs we can assist you with — what are some other elements to be thinking about while you purchase or install a lattice fence? Here’s a basic primer.
As we noted in part one of our series, lattice fence panels can be arranged in a few different ways. Common designs include a criss-cross or diamond pattern, and the slats on top of the fence can either be touching or spaced out from one another. When you’re trying to create a certain look for your property, it’s important to keep this in mind.
For example, if you have a small yard that you’d like to make appear larger, using lattice fencing with wider gaps between the slats can give the illusion of more space. Conversely, if you’re looking to increase privacy on your property, opting for a lattice fence with smaller gaps or even no gaps at all may be the way to go.
When it comes to your expected maintenance for a lattice fence, much of this conversation will surround the exact material you’ve chosen. For example, a wood lattice fence will require more maintenance than one made of vinyl.
You’ll likely need to repaint or restain your wood fence every few years to keep it looking its best, whereas a vinyl fence may only require an occasional washing with soap and water. It’s important to think about how much time and effort you’re willing to put into maintaining your fence before making a decision on the material.
There are several modifications you can make to a lattice fence to give it a little extra personality. For example, you could install planters along the fence line or weave climbing plants through the slats for a pop of color.
You could also add trellises to the top of the fence for climbing vines or roses, or use the fence as the base for a grape arbor. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you could even build a pergola on top of the fence for additional shade and privacy.
Finally, it’s important to think about cost when you’re planning to install a lattice fence. The price will vary depending on the size of your project and the materials you choose, but in general, lattice fences are relatively affordable.
Wooden lattice fences may be the most budget-friendly option, while those made of composite materials or vinyl may be a bit more expensive. Ultimately, the best way to get an accurate estimate for your project is to consult with a professional fence contractor who can assess your needs and provide you with a quote. For more on lattice fences, or to learn about any of our fence materials or options for Layton and nearby clients, speak to the staff at Utah Fence Warehouse today.