Pergola / August 28, 2018 / JulietteHughes
This type of wood is easy to use easy to maintain looks beautiful is extremely durable and even gives off a pleasant aroma. Youll find that todays most top rated pergola kits will feature western red cedar. My personal preference is to build a cedar pergola but you may choose to construct an aluminum pergola vinyl pergola or an iron or metal pergola. Again this will be determined by how you want to incorporate the structure into your own garden focusing on each particular garden and pergola style. The Importance of High Quality Pergola Plans The last thing I would like to focus on is the importance of following high quality and detailed pergola plans.
The choice of materials to cover or roof the pergola depends on the buyers instincts as to the choices for durability permanency and availability. In tropical Australia zinc-galvanized corrugated sheets do not reflect infrared or ultraviolet much. White roofs reflect better. White or soft shades are better colors for a cool roof. As the Earth seeks to get greener the best choice of course is to enjoy traditional open roofed pergolas. 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.
To paint a pergola for lasting protection it is important to follow the traditional procedures such as preparing the surface which include removing old paint using sandpaper to permit absorption and applying preservative towards the end of the painting. Preparation of the surface is very important before painting as it decides how much time the effect of painting will last. Any remnants of oil or dirt on the surface of the wood should be removed thoroughly. Using sand paper with 50-60 grit create an appropriate surface for good absorption of paint. If the wood is more than two weeks old or if it had been lying outside in rain sanding brushing and cleaning becomes essential.