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Old 06-23-2017, 10:21 AM   #1
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What is the proper way to install vinyl lattice fencing??


So I took off work yesterday and all I got done was driving back and forth all day talking with the big box sales people and receiving contradicting information. Anyway, can someone please tell me how to install this type of fencing correctly and securely. Here is my setup: I have 4x4 pre treated posts spaced 4' apart. I have only 6 posts because it will be used as a privacy fence on one side of my patio. The height ranges from 4.5ft to 5.5ft. I am looking for it to look nice and do not want to just nail them to the posts. I heard it all from using the plastic channels to 1x2s, 1x4s, to 2x3s etc... Do I just top mount them? Are the vinyl channels enough? If I go with the 1x4s , do I somehow just sandwich the lattice between to allow it to float for seasonal contraction ( I live in Chicago subs)? Can someone please shed some experienced light on this issue?

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Re: What is the proper way to install vinyl lattice fencing??


Vinyl has a lot of expansion / contraction, during temperature changes.

Yes it needs to move, so whichever method you choose , leave it loose.

I personally like the appearance of the vinyl channels , as this allows the lattice to float freely.

Another method is to route a groove in a 2X to allow the lattice to move, and use the 2X as your top and bottom plates.


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Re: What is the proper way to install vinyl lattice fencing??


Not a fan at all if those vinyl strips.
A royal pain to slip on over the lattice, tend to split where the screws are.
I like to "picture frame" it, sort of like this.
https://www.google.com/search?q=latt...RARYLC7G8CiCM:
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