I want to fix some privacy lattice installed along the fences at a property I maintain. Most of the lattice installed along the actual FENCE is solid - I’m assuming because the bottoms of the lattice can be securely anchored to the top of the fence. However the lattice that’s installed along the fence GATE itself is in extremely poor condition. These pieces are either already leaning, with the fasteners (nails) almost pulled free — or in various stages of failure, and require cosmetic and structural repair. (Pictures below)
- Is this happening because of weather changes, the decision to use nails as fasteners on a frequently moveing object or BOTH?
- What is the ideal way to re-secure or rebuild the privacy lattice above the gate area specifically? Obviously the gate gets opened and slammed shut hundreds of times a year and i want the repair to be able to take that abuse. Maybe a combination of strong deck screws and possibly U-brackets of some kind to fortify?