Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small Spaces

Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small Spaces

Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small Spaces

Are you looking for a way to add privacy to a smaller outdoor area? You have several options to create the privacy screen that makes the space your own.

Consider the décor and comfort you want in this space and go from there with the privacy screen options. Not sure how you want to do it? Ok, first we will list a “few” options. Lattice screens, portable partitions, outdoor curtains, or even boards make great privacy screens.

Lattice Screens:

Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small Spaces
A lattice privacy screen can be as simple as a couple of sheets above the deck railing or a complete lattice privacy fence. Choose any type of lattice to make your screen. The common options are wood, plastic, or vinyl. Research the attributes for each material and decide what is best for you and your lifestyle.

Portable Screens:

Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small Spaces

Portable screens can be made from all kinds of things. Wicker, cloth, and even bamboo screens are available. You can even use old doors or shutters. You can purchase the screens at the local big box stores or make your own.

Outdoor curtains:

Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small SpacesOutdoor curtains are becoming a big hit for small space privacy. With a curtain privacy screen, you can completely close the area off, close part of the area off or leave it open to enjoy the bright sunshine or breeze. The colors and styles available are numerous. You can also make your own outdoor curtains. Choose a material type that best suits your climate. Oh, and if you have a fire pit in your small area, please don’t use drop any type of flammable material.

Board:

Beautiful Privacy Screens for Small Spaces

This is a rather unique look but I like it! Use old barn wood, new boards of various widths, or boards that are all the same width. You can even paint the boards any color to match your décor.

Your small space privacy screen can be constructed from so many different materials. The awesome thing about it is you are the one who gets to design it. Choose the materials and colors that will give you the look and feel you want for your space.

There are unlimited resources to help you choose a look you can love and live with. One of our favorite resources is Pinterest. If you’re a visual person this is just the place to see what the end result can be for your small space privacy project. It doesn’t matter if you want something that is temporary or permanent; there are many options to consider.

Let Permalatt Products, Inc. help you with all of your lattice “wants” and “needs”.

Contact us today through our website www.permalat.com or call us at
888-457-4342, we’re always happy to hear from you.

Fasteners and Installation Methods for Permalatt Lattice

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Two common questions we get are; what do we use to attach your lattice and what are the installation instructions? We realize there can be several ways to install and fasten our lattice as each project can be unique.

While we do not have printed installation instructions, we are always here to help by listening to your ideas and offering suggestions.

For example, if you ask what type of fastener/screw you should use, we would tell you a couple of things. First, we would tell you that you can use stainless steel screws, nails or even finishing nails. Obviously, we recommend stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about rust. Using a fastener that will rust can cause stains on your lattice and thus cleaning to keep it looking nice.

Second, we would tell you that no matter what type of fastener you use, you do not need to predrill oversized holes. You can just screw or nail through the lattice strip. And yes, with lattice manufactured by Permalatt Products, Inc. you can screw the lattice sheet flush to the surface. Why? Because our lattice products are dimensionally stable. No worries about expansion or warping.

Now when it comes to how to install our lattice, you get to decide. We do however have recommendations on a few things. The DuraShell® and Decorative 3D lattice should be supported every 4 feet.

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Lattice attached directly to a post

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Lattice installed using u-channel along rail and post.

You can either attach our lattice direct to post, frame or deck boards, or use
our u-channel to achieve the look you want for your project. If installing our lattice with a railing and post, you can either use a slotted rail that allows the lattice sheet to set within the rail or use our u-channel to frame the lattice sheet within the railing system.

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Lattice installed in railing and post with slots

If you use the h-channel in your project, we suggest that the h-channel is also supported a minimum of 4’. You simply screw/nail right through the center of the h-channel to attach the lattice to the support post/beam.

Depending on your project we have several suggestions regarding fasteners and installation methods for our lattice that we are happy to share with you. After all, we want your finished project to be just as maintenance free as our DuraShell® and Decorative 3D lattices are. So we are happy to help any way we can.

Don’t forget, we offer free quotes for any of your lattice projects. Contact us today and we will be happy to send you a quote and answer any of your questions.

Winter and Your Outdoor Living Space

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As we inch closer to the winter season in the Midwest, we know we can expect dropping temperatures, wind, freezing rain, and snow. This type of weather means the outdoor living space will need to be prepared for winter. Winterizing your outdoor living space is essential to avoid costly replacements or repairs in the spring.

A few of the things that will need to be prepared for the colder months are decks, grills, and your patio furniture.

Decks

Poor deck maintenance prior to cold months could leave you with rotting wood, stains, or mold and mildew damage. Winterizing your deck should become a priority in all of your fall maintenance. Water can build up beneath planters and the metal that touches the deck. This will cause rust, stains, mold, mildew and rot.

Sweep all the dead leaves and debris from the deck. Wet leaves can stain the deck and decomposing matter can spread rot to the deck boards. Be sure to remove any debris that has become wedged between the deck boards as well. This allows air flow that will make it possible for the moisture to evaporate as quickly as possible and discourage mold and mildew buildup.

If you already have mold and mildew on the deck, it is best to scrub out any you find as it will only get worse over the winter. Remember, it is best to keep the snow cleared from the deck throughout the winter months. Otherwise when the snow melts it will send the moisture right into the wood. Avoid using salt or other ice melting products on a wood deck.

Grills

Give the grill a thorough cleaning with a citrus-based degreaser. Follow with a stainless steel polish. Don’t forget to clean the cooking grates.

You’ll want to re-season the cooking surfaces. Wipe vegetable oil on both sides of the cooking grates. Place the grates back inside the grill and heat the grill to 500 degrees. Keep the hood closed and allow the grill to season for 20 minutes. When seasoned, the cooking surface should be brown or black.

If you are not going to be using your grill during the winter months, shut off the gas. Remove the tank and store it in an area that is not prone to freezing. It’s a good idea to cover your grill as well.

Patio Furniture

If your outdoor furniture is plastic it will need little care. Simply clean it, towel it off and store inside to prevent brittleness.

The fabric on your outdoor furniture is probably designed to resist mildew, but it’s best to store cushions indoors over the winter months.

Consider Permalatt Products, Inc. for the best year round lattice. Our lattice products are virtually maintenance free, ensure lasting beauty, and have a lifetime warranty. It’s never too early to plan for your next project using our vinyl lattice. Contact us today for your free quote!