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FAQs When Building a Pergola

FAQs When Building a Pergola

Building a Pergola is a wonderful option to add architectural interest to your landscape and outdoor living areas. A favorite of garden and landscape designers, pergolas add  interest and value to your garden space and backyard.

Reasons to add a pergola to your property.

  • Do you have a detached garage on your home? Building a pergola can visually connect the garage to the house in an attractive manner.
  • Another option is to use a pergola along the front facade or walkways of your home to add architectural dimension and character.
  • Of course, there is the ever favorite backyard pergola to just create additional shade to relax and enjoy the Florida weather.

Typically constructed out of wood, steel, Alumawood® or even a combination of these materials, pergolas are built to expand a living area, to form a shaded walkway or  simply as a garden feature. Narrow, linear structures featuring an overhead trellis supported by upright supports are the most favored type of pergolas for backyards and patios.

Classic in design, the pergola structure has remained the same for thousands of years, and for good reason!  In addition to adding value to the property, these landscape structures are a great way to instantly beautify and add shaded seating areas to any garden, home or even commercial property space.

Building a Pergola FAQs

Which Materials Are The Best For My Home And Project?

Dulando Screen & Awning works with only quality materials to ensure you can enjoy your custom pergola for years to come with little or no maintenance.  With the embossed surface of an Alumawood® Shade Structure, you’ll enjoy the beauty of a richly textured wood grain finish — with a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep.

Unlike wood, Alumawood® Shade Structures won’t crack, peel, warp, or rot. It is also termite-proof, won’t burn, and never needs painting. You’ll appreciate the many benefits Alumawood covers offer:

  • Heavy header-beam construction
  • Richly textured wood finish
  • Many popular designer colors
  • Durable Aluma-ShieldSM paint system with TEFLON®
  • Fasteners in matching colors
  • Four style options for beam and rafter end cuts

How Does The Permitting Process Work When Building A Pergola?

Depending on the size of the pergola, yes, permitting is required.  Dulando Screen & Awning can help with the permitting process and provide building plans and engineered drawings. Having a trustworthy professional working for you eliminates worry and gives you peace of mind that the job will get done right.

My Neighborhood Is Part Of An HOA, Can I Build A Pergola?

We definitely recommend checking with your HOA. If you have additional questions, please call us today.  We are happy to help you with all of these questions and the details that go with building the pergola or outdoor structure you desire.

Will My Pergola Match The Design Of My Home Or Can It Be Customized For A Special Look?

You can have your pergola either match the architectural design and styling to complement your home or create a new special design of the ambiance you’ve dreamed of for your home and outdoor entertaining.  Either way, the goal is to create a new outdoor living space for year round entertaining and relaxation.

How To Choose Plants And Greenery For A Pergola

Pergolas look picture-perfect when adorned by beautiful climbing plants, providing additional shade in the structure and still allowing the blue sky to peek through.  Additionally, pergolas offer vertical interest outside and create an inviting visual link between your home and the garden.

Climbing plants often called ‘climbers’ offer not only floral fragrances and splashes of color, but they also help provide dappled shade and privacy for the seating area in your pergola.

Chose suitable plants such as morning glory, passionflower, bougainvillea or trumpet vine. Keep in mind, if they grow too wild, the form and design of the pergola framework is lost, spoiling the effect. Choosing a single climber is one of the most effective ways to cover a pergola in Central Florida.

Another way to add greenery and flowers to your new pergola – hanging baskets of vines and flowers. These offer much of the same decorative benefits of climbing vines, but with less maintenance to upkeep the look.

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Since 1968, our goal is to make your backyard dream a reality by turning your outdoor space into a paradise for you and your family. Our team of professionals will work with you on a design to best suit your needs and stay within your budget.

Contact us for a free in-home consultation so we can provide you with a variety of plans and ideas to create your perfect outdoor living environment.Save

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