Pergola. Wednesday , January 10th , 2018 - 19:28:17 PM
You can either buy your pergola pre-made; have one custom made or purchase a kit and make it yourself. This is where the budget factor may influence your choice. While they are simple, a good craftsman takes pride in his work and you may find that a well-made custom pergola can be pricier than anticipated. But, you should also keep in mind that a custom made unit will almost always be made with quality and from wood that will stand the test of time, giving you lasting beauty for countless seasons of enjoyment.
There are certain elementary things to be considered before chalking a plan for your patio; if you have an existing patio and you want some improvisation you must focus on the present view of the patio, the weather and the point where the sun hits during summer and winter. In such cases, it’s ideal to be creative in improvising the existing designs to make best use of the view and then make some possible changes to it.
Painting your Pergola: Anything that is exposed to the harsh elements of nature will eventually need protection. Painting is one of the best ways to provide this protection. It gives colour to the wood and also conceals some of the natural defects and characteristics that may stand out obscuring the real beauty of the wood. Paint is also beneficial because they prevent moisture damage and rust. Acrylic paints are the best choice for painting pergolas as they provide the best protection. The durability of pergola depends on the materials chosen for its construction. As the roofs are permanently exposed to the elements of nature, the paint chose may fade easily. Also, materials such as fabric may fray or fade and plastic or fibreglass roofs may get warped or change colour.
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