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Notching: Another important point to consider is notching. Notched pergolas last for longer times and have greater wind resistance capacity. 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 Pergola`s timbers has hidden stresses in it (quite common). as it weathers over the years. it will turn. twist or sag. This will cause your beautiful Pergola`s lines to be ruined.
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
Moisture Issue: Less expensive materials often last longer in dry climates. while they may weaken gradually in the moist and harsh climates. Consider the amount of moisture in your local weather and long-term decay issue. Drier gentle climate areas are easy on pergolas. but the quality of wood becomes an issue whenever there is significant moisture or weather extremes.
Causes of Discoloration of Pergola roofs. Over time. Pergola roofs may get discoloration due to dirt. fungus. mildew or moisture. Also. any iron fittings may rust and cause red stains which may react with other pigments or stains. To prevent this. stainless steel nails may be used and a constant vigil kept to encourage the Pergola to stay dry. A commercial mildew remover or other multi-purpose cleaners and help keep the roof spotless. Stains that are caused by the reaction of water deposits on the wood may also be removed by washing it with cleaners. Chalking is another form of discoloration which is caused by weathering of paint or disintegrating of pigment particles. which appear as a powder. Restoration painting necessitates cleaning by paint strippers. bleachers and oxalic acid based solvents to remove stains.