Pergola. Wednesday , January 10th , 2018 - 19:06:01 PM
The design of a pergola depends on the geographical location. Depending on the area, the grade or the direction of the sun, a pergola may be a gazebo, an extension of a building, an open terrace or a veranda that has grapevines criss-crossing a latticed roof. One of the most important considerations when designing a pergola is the roofing structure and shape The roof design on a pergola depends on the availability of direct sunlight as well as the geography and natural features of the region. Although, in earlier times, pergolas were constructed using brick and stone pillars, modern designs employ weather resistant woods such as western red cedar or coast redwood. Pergola roofs may range from simple, flat, traditional roof, elaborately curved roof, pitched roof, gabled roof or a gazebo style roof.
Pergolas are designed in such a way that it leads from one area or feature to another. The first and foremost thing before adding a pergola in your garden is to measure its width and height, and also the proper thickness for the pillars or timber or whatever the material you chose for the pillars. The common material used to build pergolas include: pressure treated softwood or hardwood and metal (that must be treated with some rust proofing agent). You can also use non ferrous metals to prevent rust problem.
Elegant and state of the art pergolas rely on a well detailed pergola plan which will contain recommended construction materials of optimum design and quality, along with an extensive lot survey of where to assemble your pergola. Furthermore, big pergolas require thorough checks with the rules, regulations and city ordinances of your locality as different cities provide a variety of restrictions.
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