The cost of lattice fencing varies depending on the material used, the height and length of the fence as well as terrain, among other features.

On average, a lattice fence costs from $3.50 – $30.00 per linear foot for classic wooden designs.

Metal Lattice Fence Cost

A metal lattice fence price sits in the range of around $5 – $50+ per linear foot, the range is often due to the type of metal that is used. There are various types of metal that are used for fencing, like wrought iron, aluminum, to steel and wire.

Wooden Lattice Fence Cost

The wooden lattice fence is among the more popular options, it is the most aesthetic fence and creates a beautiful look in any garden. The good news is, that while it is often the most popular material for the lattice style, it is also often the cheapest too.

Not all wood is ‘cheap’, in fact, there are huge differences in wood and their expenses depending on the specific material. That said, the range can be from $3.50 to $30+ per linear foot.

Vinyl Lattice Fence Cost

Another material that can affect the costs of lattice fencing is vinyl. This is another common fence that is popular due to its durability and quality. However, with quality comes the price, so you can expect to pay more than the aforementioned materials, with a range of approximately $12 – $40+ per linear foot.

Lattice Fence Cost by Material Quality

QualityCost Range
Cheap plastic lattice fence$1.50 - $3.50
Cheap wood lattice$3.50 - $12.50
Higher quality wood lattice$13 - $30
Composite timber lattice fence$8.25 - $15
Vinyl lattice fence$12 - $40
Low quality metal lattice$7.50 - $18
Higher quality metal or iron lattice $22 - $50

The quality of the material used will have an effect on the overall price you pay. Lower quality wood like pine is much cheaper than cedar or redwood.

Some real high-end metal fencing is cast iron which is perfect for heritage style homes while cheaper metal like powder coated tin is great for side fences or fence height extensions.

Lattice Fence Cost by Height

Fence typeHeightPrice per foot
Wood4 ft$7 - $18
Wood6 ft$11 - $30
Metal4 ft$9 - $22
Metal6 ft$15 - $35
Vinyl4 ft$12 - $21
Vinyl6 ft$17 - $35

Fence height is of course, a huge player in terms of costs to expect for your lattice fence, simply due to the fact that more height equates to more material and thus, higher costs.

Labor costs are also more expensive for fences, as you will need to take into account deeper post holes that need to be dug and more cement mixed and poured. This is also a factor.

Lattice Fence Cost Per Panel

Vinyl4ft x 8ft$21
Pine4ft x 8ft$29
Redwood4ft x 8ft$40
Spruce (Pressure treated)4ft x 8ft$52
Metal4ft x 8ft$82

A lattice fence may also be priced by panel, if this is the case, you should measure first your area to cover in linear feet, then you can find out how many panels you will need and thus, the cost.

Since most panels range in height from 3’ to 8’, and widths from 4’ to 8’, find out from your supplier how their panels measure and compare them to your space.

Lattice Skirting Cost

Vinyl12” x 96”$14
Pine12” x 96”$21
Redwood12” x 96”$29
Spruce (Pressure treated)12” x 96”$32
Metal12” x 96”$53

Lattice skirting is a great alternative to having a full lattice fence – they’re more affordable since you’re using less materials and often for decorative purposes rather than practicality.

That in mind, you could opt for a cheaper alternative rather than a more expensive material.

Is a Lattice Fence Cheaper Than a Regular Wood Fence?

In short, yes, a lattice fence is cheaper than a regular wood fence.

The reason being that it is more easily installed, there are typically less materials necessary and the material used is often an inexpensive style of wood too.

This can be due to the fact that for the most part lattice fences are not necessarily used as a practical fence for privacy, but more an addition to aesthetics. It is because of this that the sturdy, thick wood that is typically seen on fencing isn’t always necessary for lattice fencing and thus, the price has the potential to dramatically decrease.

What Affects the Cost of a Lattice Fence?

There are many other variables besides material that come into play in the pricing of a lattice fence, some of the factors that can contribute to the pricing of lattice fences include:

  • Size
  • Material quality
  • Location of installation
  • Durability

This is in terms of the material itself, meaning the lattice fence panel that you buy prior to installation.

However, there is of course, the costs that come along with labor and paying people to complete the job at hand, unless that is you’re DIY-ing the project yourself.

Average Cost of Labor for Installation

As you may expect, the cost of installing fence panels, lattice panels or any fence for that matter, can vary dramatically, which is why it is important to think about doing some comparison prior to making your decision.

First, think about your location, the hourly rate for a fence installation is upwards of $50 per hour nationally, plus, the total rate is dependent on how big the area is that you need a fence for.

This is why comparisons are important, so where can you compare the best options and how do you go about doing so?

Can You Install a Lattice Fence on Your Own?

Whether you’re experienced in garden trellising or have done some DIY from time to time, the likelihood is that hiring an expert in lattice fence or regular fence installation is almost always going to be your best bet.

Nonetheless, it does depend on the complexity of the project at hand.

If you think you have what it takes, there is no reason why you can’t go for it, there are no rules to say you can’t; however, it is about weighing up your options and what could come further down the line.

The Poor Man Pays Twice

While it might seem like a great way to save money, building a fence yourself can come back to bite you. If you do a poor job and the fence develops a lean in the future and needs repairing, you may need to get a pro to fix your below par work.

Materials will cost you more. Most of the time, fencing services get great discounts for raw materials. Because they have all the equipment like nail guns and post hole diggers, they can make short work of erecting a fence and give you a warranty.

Think twice before going in alone, as you may end up paying twice.

DIY Vs. Pro fencing services cost

As we said, it can be tempting to get that streak of motivation and attempt a DIY project but, without the proper experience, you’ll likely end up wasting more money. Nonetheless, like anything, there are pros and cons.

DIY Lattice Fence Installation

  • It could be cheaper
  • It is a fun way to practice your handy-man skills
  • There is greater satisfaction and pride that you’ve completed the job
  • It could become more expensive if you have to buy tools on top of materials.
  • It will cost more if you have to re-do it and pay a professional
  • It isn’t as safe as getting a professional to do the job
  • It may break more easily in the future and require frequent repairs

Professional Lattice Fence Installation

  • The job will be done properly
  • You’re not responsible for extra costs for tools etc.
  • They can take care of the materials and labor from start to finish
  • It is an investment in a stable fence structure
  • You can get warranty on some purchases
  • It may be costly

How Much Does it Cost to Put Lattice On Top of a Fence?

Since the amount of material, and consequently labor work, is less then the cost is less.

You can expect to pay between $2 – $12+ dollars for this service, it is a popular choice for people who may not want to commit to the whole lot, but still want to spruce up their space.


A lattice fence has the ability to seriously improve curb appeal.

It is an acquired look that can vamp up the from or back garden and has the potential to be decorated with floral arrangements.

There are tons of ways to jazz up a lattice fence which is why it is a popular option for those looking for a decorative and practical fence.

Not only that but they provide a really great balance between privacy and openness.

While they do provide a degree of privacy, you’re still able to see around you and not feel too closed in on particularly sunny days.

Plus, when it does come to the more brighter days, there is the potential to allow for more airflow for outdoor living spaces.

They’re super adaptable and make for a great versatile and aesthetic addition to outdoor home spaces.

Since you’ve paid the lattice fence costs of installation and purchased the right one that suits you, it is only right that you look after it properly too.

Some tips to ensure that you maintain your fence and do your best to keep it in top condition include:

  • Regular cleaning
  • Rid any vegetation that isn’t there purposefully
  • Keep on top of the incidental vegetation and keep it fresh (avoid rotting flowers)
  • Clean with care, avoid pressure washing this can be too harsh
  • Paint the fence, this may help to cover up any blemishes if you want it to last

Don’t worry about it too much, a lattice fence is going to be pretty resilient so long as you pick the right product.

While you can’t put a definite number on how long a lattice fence lasts, you can choose the most appropriate material for the amount of time you want and expect it to last.

For example, a vinyl lattice fence can last decades, and this isn’t to say that a wooden one can’t if it is properly maintained, but of course, the more durable materials will last the longest overall.

It is completely subjective to the material used and the maintenance and care it gets.

Yes! A lattice fence is something that, aesthetically, is up there with one of the more popular fences.

While its practicality may be overruled, mixing various fence patterns with lattice can make for a pretty and luxury feel garden space.

Benjamin McInerny
Author: Benjamin McInerny - is a qualified arborist with 20 years of industry experience. Ben has a wide knowledge of renovation and DIY projects around the house such as lawns, fencing and painting. Ben shares his skills with DIY and gardening enthusiasts.