There are many great reasons to invest in a PVC pergola kit and the most obvious is return on your investment. PVC pergolas not only look the part, ...
There are many great reasons to invest in a PVC pergola kit and the most obvious is return on your investment. PVC pergolas not only look the part, but are also ideal as they are durable and long lasting with little or no maintenance which makes them ideal for many homeowners who would like to take advantage of their additional outdoor entertainment space, but don´t have the time to ensure that it is well maintained all year round.
A pergola is a framed structure without wall or a roof, which creates a wonderful architectural design that can transform a deck or patio into a wonderful entertainment area. By adding a range of different patio covers from climbing plants to canvas covers to the structure you can reduce the amount of direct sunlight it receives and can add both shade and fragrance to the space.
PVC pergola kits and vinyl pergola kits are generally constructed from a cast in fiber polymer composite which is ideal due to its incredible strength. In addition to the strength of the material used, it is also weather resistant and insect proof. The basic structures include rafters and posts or columns and can be found in a range of sizes as well as finishes.
Although you are able to buy your pergola in complete kits, if you happen to have an area that has an unusual shape or you wish to attach your pergola to your home over a patio that is not standard size, then taking a look at the various pergola kit parts sold separately could result in getting a customized pergola design to suit your home without spending a great deal of money.
Purchasing separate parts such as pergola brackets, lattices and headers and runners as well as the posts in the style that you want mean that you have much more versatility when putting them together. Many of the top companies including such retailers as Plastic Lumber Yard include full installation instructions to help you get the job done quickly and cost effectively.
One of the best places that are already part of every residence is the garden. The garden adds up to the beauty of our houses through various accessories and features such as the pergola. Pergola or arbor is a framework of shaded walk that is formed of crossed woods or possibly a metal. It is also used to give shelter or help out in processing the growth of vines or shrubs. It could probably serve as a protection for a colonnaded porch or can also link pavilions or an extension of an establishment or building. Moreover it may also gives an extension of the door of a building to an open garden area or to another garden features like the pool. There might also be some pergolas that are not connected to a structure or any home. It may also set up a sitting area to enjoy the breeze of the fresh air and the wind and the ray of the sunlight but because of its parallel colonnades it gives a certain protection from the direct ray of the sunlight. There has been a lot of pergola’s design but you can get any of these designs from your nearest home depot those sales pergolas. Most depots now sale pergola kits and this gives you chance to build your own pergola or arbor in your garden area.
Few things to consider in getting a pergola kit:
- Easy to install
- Easy to follow instructions
- Custom Sizes
- High Quality
Pergola kits give you the luxury to decide on the design of the pergola that you like to set on your garden and the freedom to install your own pergola set.
Every one of us would love to create a romantic getaway in each of our home and gazebo is one good example of that. It is a standalone roofed framework and typically has open sides but as time passed by new improvements and innovations were made for the gazebo. It is not only the design, style and layout but as well as installing or creating or making our own gazebo is also possible now. What you can do is just acquire or purchase gazebo kits. You can choose on variety of the kits depending on the style that you like to implement for your own gazebo.
Things to consider in getting a gazebo kit
- Easy to assemble
- Roof designs
- Corner braces
- Rail designs
- Custom Benches
- Shade Screens
- Additional Feature or Accessories such as electricity, fireplace, a couch, etc…
Gazebo has taken various shapes and sizes that attract viewers to enjoy the beauty of the place and the surrounding around it. Gazebo kits encourage you and your family to enjoy and have fun while creating or building it that gives them realization that it is something that they will be enjoying for a lifetime. It gives a different fulfillment for the family and loved ones to create. You can also choose the shapes of your own gazebo. It is originally built as a place for the viewers, family, loved ones, lovers, friends and guests to gaze or enjoy the whole garden or the whole place as it gives a good view of the rest of the property.
Building an outdoor pergola from a pergola kit or from a pergola plan requires having a little diy experience. The process from start to finish involves deciding on the design and purpose of your outdoor pergola.
photo credit: Ingorrr For some the choice will be about having more outdoor living area and making additional outdoor rooms while for others the structure is more about utilising your garden more and for longer during the year. Some great ideas for doing just that is to incorporate an outdoor fireplace in your pergola which means being able to use it further into the fall.
You may decide to incorporate your pergola into an already present garden structure such as a patio, deck or arbor or may opt for a free standing pergola in one of the three most common shapes:- rectangular, circular or octagonal. If it is low maintenance that you are after then the vinyl and aluminum versions are best.
Wooden Pergolas and patio pergolas are most often constructed out of cedar and red woods.
The reason for this is that they have a natural resistance to rot and insect infestations. Teak is also popular, but can become costly and pine when treated properly is a cost effective alternative. When building your garden pergolas take into consideration what type of wood is going to be best for you weather conditions. For those living in more tropical climates it may be best to consider other materials such as vinyl or metal. A metal awning or pergola will often last much longer than its wooden counterpart when exposed to higher levels of humidity.
photo credit: Lisa Sanderson
Remember that this is a long term investment both in your summer enjoyment and your homes value, so don’t take short cuts when it comes to quality.