Pergola / August 25, 2018 / JulietteHughes
The shape of pergolas tends to vary depending on the area they cover. Some pergola kits come with extensions that can be used for modifying the shape when required. Pergolas have been used in dwellings for centuries classically to add a shaded walkway to link pavilions or to allow a sitting area which allows the breeze and sun to filter through. This amazing addition to a home will not only add to comfort it can be an attractive bonus to the resale value of the home. Any open space around the home may be used as an invitation for a pergola. Over the years pergola structures have adapted to the area so that there is a large variety in designs.
More and more people are building pergolas in their home but many people are not aware of the ways you can save money and time particularly with regards to use pergola kits. Pergola kits cut out the problem of researching finding and buying all of your own materials for the pergola. The pergola kits are equipped with everything you will require to build your pergola including everything already cut to size. It can be confusing tracking down all the materials you need and often people forget one or two things which can hold the whole project up. Instead pergola kits provide it all for you so you can get on with getting that pergola built sooner. Not only do you receive materials in your pergola kit you also receive the plans for the pergola.
So while buying wooden pergolas ask their manufacturers if they are partially notched or fully notched. Buyers should be aware that notching creates interlocking joints and this fortifies the structure. Also notching insures that all your timbers stay straight and true over the decades because they cannot move. Most manufacturers skimp on notching partially or completely to reduce their construction costs and will tell you that hardware will take care of the issue. It does not. If just one of your Pergolas timbers has hidden stresses in it (quite common) as it weathers over the years it will turn twist or sag.