Buying the Right Lattice Panels for Your Needs
When you purchase lattice panels from Ring's End, we will ensure that you are advised which product type is right for you. Take a look at our informative guide containing everything you need to know about lattice panels, or you can visit one of our stores to see our display and get ideas. Our associates can help you find the panel to complement your decor at prices that fit within your range.
Types of Lattice Panels
Before you buy, think about the materials—wood, plastic, vinyl, or PVC—that are weather-resistant, durable, or capable of creating curb appeal. Choosing the right material can help you stay within your price range, saving you time and money on your patio, deck, fence, or maybe a simple privacy screen. Your project is important to you, and we want to help you in creating one that is neat and attractive.
Materials vary in their qualities: some are durable and maintenance-free, while others may require the occasional paint job. You might prefer something lightweight, or perhaps pricing is your primary consideration. No matter what criteria you use to pick the material for your lattice panels, we're here to deliver them for you.
The first product type we will cover is wood, a versatile, lightweight, and decorative choice.
Wood Lattice Panels
Wood lattice panels are a classic choice. Affordable and versatile, you can paint or stain them anytime to complement your changing tastes. They are excellent as fencing, especially around a pool, and to create a wall or enclose a porch. Also, most trellises are made of wood, as are the roof and walls of most pergolas.
Unfortunately, not all wood lattice panels are pest-resistant, and they can degrade over time from exposure to the elements. If you're specifically looking for wood lattice panels, consider choosing one made from cedar since it's naturally more resistant than other options.
Plastic Lattice Panels
Plastic lattice panels are durable and weather-resistant but still fit into most homeowners' price range. With availability in various patterns and colors, plastic lattice panels are the perfect outdoor addition for fencing the perimeter of your lawn or pool area. You can also create a wall for climbing plants using plastic panels.
Vinyl Lattice Panels
Vinyl lattice panels are more durable than wood, but pricing may be higher depending on your color and panel style preferences. Vinyl lattice panels come in an attractive range of styles, including crisscross, floral, and boardwalk patterns. Vinyl is also an excellent material to use as fencing.
PVC Lattice Panels
PVC lattice, or polyvinyl chloride, lattice panels are a great choice if you’re looking for something durable and weather-resistant. Because they are a versatile product, PVC lattice panels are often used to wrap around air conditioners, as privacy screens, around the perimeter of a vegetable garden, as decorative fencing, or to enclose a balcony.
Things to Consider When Purchasing Lattice Panels
Consider Price per Lattice Panel
You can find lattice panels at many different price ranges. More affordable panels may be better for bigger jobs or those on a budget. Sometimes pricing is affected when special manufacturing methods, such as pressure-treating, are required.
Each dimension of the lattice panel can also impact the pricing. Larger lattice panels are typically more expensive than smaller panels. Before buying the panels, measure the area you need to cover--for instance, the length of your lattice fence, size of your deck, or area for your privacy screen. Depending on your yard's specifications, buying many smaller panels or a few larger panels might make more sense.
Consider the Lattice Panel Style, Pattern, Color, and Dimension
After you have developed ideas for your project, think about the style, pattern, color, and each dimension of your lattice panels before purchasing. Each style offers different levels of curb appeal or might be more appropriate, depending on your goals.
For example, a lattice fence with smaller gaps is ideal for a privacy screen, while another pattern might be suitable for fences that enclose your garden while still allowing you to watch your plants grow. Certain styles will be more attractive to your eye or can be used to cover eyesores like air conditioners, a cement block wall, or a dog house in the corner of the yard.
Lattice panel colors can also affect your outdoor project. Some wood panels are painted the perfect when you buy them, but you can paint or stain them to complement the rest of the project. As for vinyl lattice panels, they can also be painted to suit your taste. The same is true for plastic and PVC, although vinyl, plastic, and PVC cannot be stained.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lattice Panels
Do All Lattice Panel Materials Provide Pest-Resistance?
Some lattice panel materials display better pest resistance than others. Typically, wood panels are the most susceptible to damage from termites and other insects, while vinyl lattice panels are among the most resistant.
What Are Some Typical Uses for Lattice Panels?
Lattice panels are mostly used outdoors, although there are applications for them indoors as well. Indoor trellises for climbing plants are quite common. However, you are more likely to see them in an outdoor project such as fencing around a pool, porch, balcony, garden, patio, or yard. You'll often see vinyl lattice panels hiding air conditioners or utility boxes.
oners or utility boxes. Lattice panels come in various patterns providing curb appeal, a privacy screen, decorative touches to a garage wall, protection for plants and flowers, outdoor trellises, and porch and deck skirting. In other words, a lattice panel can help you turn your ideas into a project that will display your style, offer safety around the pool, enhance your lawn and garden, or provide a lattice fence to ensure good neighbor relationships.
What Tools Do I Need to Install Lattice Panels?
Installing lattice panels is a relatively easy task. You'll probably need a circular saw to cut the panel to size, a drill, and some screws to attach each lattice panel. Please note: Each project has its own challenges that may require different tools.
What is the Typical Size for Lattice Panels?
Lattice panels come in two sizes: a 2 ft. x 8 ft. panel and a 4 ft. by 8 ft. panel. You can cut the panel to the length that suits your need.
Order Online With Home Shipping or Ship-to-Store Options
Ready to get started on your project? You can shop online at ringsend.com, a brand you can trust, and have us deliver your order to your home. We deliver lattice panels to all in-network locations covering most of Connecticut, portions of Westchester County, NW, and select areas in Rhode Island. For a complete map of eligible areas, click here. You can also pick up your order at one of our retail stores.
Also, check out your local Ring's End location for prices, promotions, styles, patterns, and availability. From store to store, styles and availability may vary, but any member of our staff can help you find exactly what you're looking for. Once you've chosen your lattice panels, they can assist you in having them ordered for pick up at the store or delivered to your home, depending on your preference.