How to Install Vinyl Lattice Part 1

How to Install Vinyl Lattice Using Durashell

As of this writing, when you Google “How to install vinyl lattice?”, you may notice the first topic is lattice skirting.

It seems the next topic is “How to cut lattice?”, [NOTE: SEO experts suggest that Google ranking and trending phrases can change]. We’re going to share a few of our vinyl lattice installation suggestions, as well as, ways our customers have installed our vinyl lattice in their projects.

Please remember, you have options for your vinyl lattice installation. If you have questions, please call us!

Multiple ways to install vinyl lattice

Since Permalatt’s vinyl lattice can be used for so many projects there can be more than one how to install vinyl lattice.

Before we get into each project type we have a couple of suggestions.

  • When installing vinyl lattice be certain to use stainless steel nails or fasteners to secure your lattice sheets. This will prevent rust stains on your lattice.


  • If you will be cutting our vinyl lattice with a circular saw we recommend you reverse the blade. This will prevent the blade from chopping through the lattice sheet.


Installing Vinyl Lattice Deck Skirting

Okay, so now on to the first installation example.

Deck Skirting Install

Deck skirting has 4 common ways you can install the lattice.

You can:

  1. put the lattice on the front of the support post, no U-channel needed.
  2. frame the lattice sheet and install on the front of the support post, again no u-channel needed.
  3. use a u-channel to install your vinyl lattice.
  4. either screw or nail through the lattice sheet to a support. No need to pre-drill oversized holes for our lattice.

Don’t be overwhelmed with all the options. Simply decide on the look you want.

The picture above shows the lattice on the front of the post with the use of the u-channel along the top of the lattice sheet. The vinyl lattice u-channel will help guide the lattice along the deck boards. The channel also offers a capped look to the lattice sheet. Screw or nail through the channel to attach it to the deck boards. You will also need to secure the lattice sheet on the front of the post very well.


Deck Skirting Install - How to Install Vinyl Lattice

The picture above shows the lattice framed and installed on the front side of the post. This type of installation does not need u-channel. The lattice sheets are supported by the frame sections that are attached to the deck post.

Create Deck Privacy

Our next installation example is used for adding privacy to your deck space.

If you already have a rail on your deck, you can add a privacy screen to the top of the railing. If you don’t have a railing on your deck, you can build a privacy fence along the deck in the desired area. The installation method for either of these options can vary. It is always a good idea to speak with an exterior home contractor before you begin.

We also share more deck skirting ideas in this article:

Using Lattice Skirting For Your Deck?

Deck Privacy Install

As you can see in the photo above, the deck railing post can be extended to support the vinyl lattice. We would suggest that you use the u-channel to attach the vinyl lattice sheet to the railing and post.

How to Install Vinyl Lattice For Deck Privacy Tip:

The trick to using the u-channel with the vinyl lattice sheet in a framed space is to put the u-channel on the lattice sheet and then screw through the channel to the railing and post.

Next, you can:

  • Either screw through the channel and vinyl lattice to the post / railing.
  • Screw through the channel to the post/railing within the framed area.

You’ll notice in the picture above that the U-channel is used along the top of each lattice sheet as well. This method offers a clean finished look along the tiered sheets.

When adding a privacy fence to the deck, you’ll either need to use the u-channel to align the vinyl lattice in the center of the post and rail, or make sure you purchase the post / rails that have a riveted pocket in them. This makes it easier to insert the vinyl lattice into the slot for a cleaner look


There are several ways and methods for installing vinyl lattice. We hope the ideas we have shared are helpful to you.

One thing we did not mention in the blog, is that as a manufacture of vinyl lattice, we can create custom sheet sizes too!  So if you prefer to order the exact size you need for your vinyl lattice install project, Permalatt will be more than happy to make it for you. Of course, you can order the standard sheet sizes right here on our website.

If you have any questions on How to Install Vinyl Lattice, or anything related to lattice for that matter, please feel free to ask us.

Our service center is always happy to help. Contact us online or call us at 888-457-4342.

Check back with us soon as Part 2 of the Installation of Lattice will follow.

*Please note; the installation methods mentioned above are made in consideration to our DuraShell® lattice