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What materials do the pergola designs specify? Traditionally. wood is regarded to be the best material for building pergolas. The reason for this is the fact that wood pergolas turn out to be cheaper than pergolas made from other materials. Furthermore. wood is the most organic material that you will find for building pergolas. Other materials that people have been known to use include vinyl and aluminum.
Shade: Based on your preferences. you can pick pergola designs that either come with a little shade or a lot of it. The shading can be increased later using vining vegetation. A major advantage of using vining plants as shade is that they would offer more shade during summer and less during winter.
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.
Right Material: Ensure that you have chosen a pergola that will continue to look beautiful for ten years or more. The right choice of material is a key point. Most arched pergolas are built from Wood. Steel/Aluminum. Concrete. or PVC/Vinyl. Among them. wood is the most reliable and popular material. However. given a vast array of wood types which include California Redwood. Teak. Cedar. and Imported Hardwoods among others. buyers easily can get confused as to which of them would be best for their situation. Your wood choice is one of the primary factors in determining the longevity of your pergola.