411 Home Repair
 

411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Things You Should Monitor in Your Home

As a homeowner, it is vital that you are monitoring your home for things such as black mold, methane gas, carbon monoxide, and radon gas. To ensure...

on Dec 5, 2016

Cleaning Up After a Big Paint Job? Here's How to Clean Your Paint Brush the Right Way!

Have you recently moved into a new house or apartment that you want to give a fresh look? Have you picked out all your paint colors and bought new...

on Dec 4, 2016

5 Fun Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen starting to look a bit old and tired? The kitchen is a work area and can quickly go from that lived-in look to a worn-out look if...

on Dec 1, 2016

5 Must Have Pieces of Equipment for Your Workout Room

There are many advantages to having a gym or workout room at home. It is convenient, there is no waiting and once you have the right equipment in...

on Dec 1, 2016

Mold Removal Tips: How to Successfully Remove Mold for Good

Mold is a fungus that enters your home or premises as simple tiny spores. When these spores get moisture, they start to grow and fully develop into...

on Dec 1, 2016

Is a Pergola Right for You?

by Guest on Nov 18, 2011

Is your outdoor living space too sunny? If you have moved into a fairly new home it can take some time for the trees to get big enough to provide a little shade from the hot summer sun. Is your pool site is too exposed? You might love to relax next to the pool but need a cooler place to sit. Have you considered building a pergola in your yard? You can still enjoy the outdoors even in the heat of summer if you erect a pergola to provide a cool, shady spot in your yard. Pergolas are perfect for any yard or garden.

411

  • What is a pergola?

A pergola is a garden structure built of open beams and cross pieces, usually having a vine growing up and over it. These structures can be made of wood or metal. Nowadays, some companies are even manufacturing them in vinyl for ease of maintenance. A vinyl pergola need not be stained or painted regularly and will not rust or rot like wooden or metal structures.

  • Pergola Designs

When deciding on pergola designs you must figure out what construction material would be appropriate for your home. A more modern home would look best with a metal framed pergola, and a stained wooden pergola would be most appropriate for a rustic home or a cabin. A person who lives in a frame house would likely need to choose a pergola that could be painted a color that would coordinate with the home.

Since pergolas should be considered part of outdoor decor, you should match the pergola style with the exterior embellishments on the home as well. A Victorian style home might need a pergola with a few extra embellishments, while a streamlined modern home would need the simplest of structures.

  • How People are Using Pergolas

People use pergolas for a variety of activities. Many people simply use the pergola as a comfy place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Others might attach a swing to their pergola. Some people use a pergola as a nice private niche in which to tuck a hot tub. People with pools may choose to erect a pergola next to the pool. In this way they can keep an eye on the children in the pool without getting too much sun.

411

  • DIY Pergolas

A handy homeowner may wish to build the pergola himself. This is a simple project, made even simpler by the availability of pergola kits. Many of these kits come with the wood pre-cut, the holes, pre-drilled, and all of the hardware included. These kits are available in a variety of styles and finishes.

  • Adding Vines to Pergolas

Your lovely pergola can be made even lovelier by growing vines over the structure. Many homeowners use clematis or wisteria on their pergolas. Relaxing under the pergola can be even more soothing when accompanied by the smell and sight of beautiful flowers. Many homeowners might consider growing grapes or another type of vine fruit on their pergola. However, one must thoroughly consider the ramifications of this decision. Picking fruit off of the very top of a eight-foot pergola might be difficult. If the fruit is not picked it could fall and rot, ruining the peaceful experience of resting in your lovely spot.

Whatever your needs, a pergola could be a simple and useful improvement to your home. They come in various sizes and styles so you are certain to be able to find one that is perfect for your garden.

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

Anyone planning to buy or sell real estate can benefit by using this free real estate glossary of common terms. While this information provided is...

Real Estate / Finance

Symptoms of Toxic Mold and How to Avoid It

The health concerns of mold exposure have been growing thanks in part to increased media awareness and more research conducted in this field. It is...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Remodel Complete – Time For New Furniture

The next step for most people after they have completed a remodel on their home is to buy new furniture. The simple reason being that with their...

Interior Design / Decor

Five Great Ways to Create a Relaxing and Modern Apartment Design

If there is one thing that renters struggle with, it is not the high rental fees or noisy neighbors-- it is the rental rules that limits the way...

Real Estate / Finance

The Vital Repairs To Your Property To Make It Even More Saleable

It’s very difficult to go about any successful property sale without first implementing a few quick fixes…or in some cases, a lot of them....

Real Estate / Finance

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2016