Pergola / August 25, 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.
You can generally save more by using plans rather than kits. However when you use plans you still have to buy the materials and tools from the materials list that accompanies the plan. In this case the materials you will buy are not yet fitted so you will have to cut and shape them yourself. But if this is not an issue with you because you are fairly skilled and have the basic tools then using plans would be very cost-efficient. Kits on the other hand cost a lot more than plans. If you have below average skills you might want to spend on a pergola kit. The kits will already come with a detailed how to instruction list basic tools and cut or shaped materials that are supposed to fit perfectly when assembled correctly.
Your wood choice is one of the primary factors in determining the longevity of your pergola. Thicker Structures: Thicker wood pergola structures tend to last longer. Make sure you have compared wood thickness and the quality before buying. Check the amount and quality of fasteners your set includes. An easy way to compare 2 similarly sized Pergolas is to compare shipping weight. Shipping weight is an authentic indicator of the heft of competing products. Notching: Another important point to consider is notching. Notched pergolas last for longer times and have greater wind resistance capacity.