How to repair fence topper?

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We have a wood framed, vinyl lattice panel fence topper on the brick wall on the brick wall in our back yard. I am noticing that the wood portion, in some places, is beginning to rot. I am wonder it it would be possible to repair it, or will we just need to replace it all?

q how do repair fence topper

Wood framing with vinyl lattice

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  • Dee Dee on Sep 12, 2018

    Looks like you are going to have to replace that wood. I do not think wood filler or bondo would do the job.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 12, 2018

    Hi there,

    There are three things that can be done:

    1. Scrap all the timber and re-build the frame inserting panels back (be sure to measure the timbers before throwing them! Do one panel at a time. The others

    will be quicker to do.

    2. Replace all timber with UPVC and have a fence with no more maintenance.

    3. Scrap the timber and save the trellis for another project and buy a new fence.

    Which either way you decide to go will be great! It's up to you and your pocket.


    • V Valencia V Valencia on Sep 13, 2018

      Thank you! I have been looking at the vinyl toppers, but you are right...they are costly.

  • William William on Sep 12, 2018

    The wood will need to be replaced.

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 12, 2018

    The lattice looks to be in good shape. That does not need to be replaced. However, the wood on top should be replaced. It looks very rotted. When you take the wood boards off, keep them to measure their replacements. Wishing you well.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 12, 2018

    Hi! I agree with William. Take it down, and reframe it or buy framed sections of lattice to add to the top.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 12, 2018

    The wood in that section , if not the whole thing, will have to be replaced. When you do that you need to carefully inspect all the sections, as well as the fence it tops. Sorry to say that, but I wish you good luck.

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