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Old 03-19-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Trex for Lattice

I have a project to build some screen surrounds to hide several heat pumps. I am thinking of using 2x2 trex materials lapped horizontal and verticle, screwed together, no dado, at joints spaced at a 5-6" oc. I know I will need to add horizontal stiffeners to prevent sagging but am worried that the whole panel may warp when the trex expands in the heat. Has anyone tried this?

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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Trex for Lattice

Haven’t seen Trex for lattice but I have ripped out 3 different Trex railing systems on decks because of warping in the heat. I don’t have any problem with it for decking but that’s about it.
What about Vinyl Lattice?

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Old 03-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Thanks kwikfishron, I could feel it in my heart that it probably was not a good idea. We have several beautiful trex decks that still look like new many years later, but best to know where to quit.
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