Privacy lattice vs standard lattice and ventilation

Old 05-24-22, 07:47 AM
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Privacy lattice vs standard lattice and ventilation

The deck runs e-w across the front of the house for 42' and faces south. It is 10' out from the face of the house and just over 8' up from ground level. Well shaded along the way.

Will it make much of a difference for ventilation if I put in privacy plastic lattice vs standard plastic lattice?

I've never dealt with lattice before. This is in Michigan where we can have lots of humidity or not - during the summer months. I personally want privacy lattice but am concerned about ventilation and mold.
Old 05-24-22, 10:13 AM
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First, what is the difference between lattice and privacy lattice???

Anything will block the wind (ventilation). The more solid and less open area the less air will pass through.
Old 05-24-22, 10:27 AM
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Probably getting mold and moss mixed up, if there is more shade then you could see more moss/green stuff on the deck.

Lattice is below the deck right?
Old 05-24-22, 12:35 PM
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For others wondering what the difference is between traditional (standard) and privacy lattice see here...
Looks like maybe 1/3 as much air could pass through the privacy lattice. I could see where there might be more shade near the lattice at certain times but the top is open isn't it?

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