Constructing A Pergola Attached To The Roof Of Your House
Nothing shows off creeper and climber vines like a well-made pergola. Whether you’re constructing it from traditional wood or modernising with a steel, fibreglass or aluminium structure, make sure you get the right information before you break ground.
If you’re not sure how to build a pergola attached to the house, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will give you some tips and tricks to keep in the back of your mind as you begin working. Many amateur builders make similar mistakes when building a pergola; separate yourself from the pack with a little bit of our help.
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Checking with the local council before starting construction isn’t just a case of being a law-abiding citizen, it’s about protecting your home and your family. Even a medium-sized pergola adds a significant amount of weight to the structure. This additional load can cause problems if incorrectly constructed or attached to the house. Consult an engineer beforehand.
Ensure that you choose a material for both the pergola roof and frame that suits your home’s aesthetics, your location’s climate and your own maintenance responsibilities. Treated Pine is an inexpensive option but requires on-going maintenance to ensure they continue to look their best and stay stable. Artificial options like aluminium, and steel may last longer but would not suit the look of many classic homes.
As with freestanding pergolas, it’s crucial to ensure that your structure has the correct number of posts placed in the right spots to provide maximum support. Sagging of the pergola roof can occur if the posts are spread too far apart. An unsecure pergola roof is a sure-fire way to get a letter from your council ordering amendments to or removal of the structure.
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