What Is Vinyl Lattice?

Vinyl lattice has many purposes and benefits. The primary purpose of lattice, wood or vinyl, is to provide privacy while allowing for airflow and sunlight. Lattice adds a decorative element to any porch, deck, crawl space, gazebo, or animal enclosure.

Purpose and Uses

Vinyl lattice’s purpose is to provide privacy but not restrict airflow or sunlight entirely. The most popular vinyl lattice uses are rails, enclosures, fencing, and deck skirting.

For rails or fencing, lattice adds a design and decorative element to walkways or porches.

For enclosures, lattice will prevent objects or animals from entering or exiting while allowing the space to air out and receive light.

The most popular use is as desk skirting because it hides crawl spaces or creates an outdoor storage space.


There are many benefits to vinyl lattice, including maintenance requirements, designs, and installation.

Vinyl lattice is made of rot and decay-proof synthetic material that will not sag or break easily. Compared to wood lattice, vinyl lattice’s lack of maintenance means the upfront cost will last in the long term.

Vinyl lattice can be custom-designed; however, the vinyl will not have a natural wood look without the appropriate paint application.

Vinyl lattice installation is relatively easy, though it will require some cutting to fit your space. Installation requires a drill, stainless steel screws, and a jig saw.