Metal Pergola – Beauty Increases with Age
A metal pergola is an ideal choice for adding elegant beauty and charm
to your tropical garden or landscape; it’s beauty increases with age.
It is a versatile structure that can be used in the garden or landscape
in a variety of ways.
Metal pergolas come in a variety of materials, such as aluminum, steel,
and iron. They require little maintenance, and do not need to be
painted. They are ideal for sectioning off areas in the yard or garden.
Styles can be simple or elaborate.
Many styles are equipped with a durable fabric shade or
canopy covering the top of the structure. This style is ideal for
creating shade in a variety of hot, sunny locations, such as patios,
decks, pool sides and more.
of a Metal Pergola
- They are available in a variety of materials, such as
aluminum, steel, and wrought iron.
- They are less costly than other materials, such
- The unique variations in color and texture that occur with
age add beauty and interest to your landscape or garden design.
- They are durable and not susceptible to insects and rot
(unlike wooden pergolas).
- They can be matched to complement other garden
and landscape structures to unify overall design (benches, arbors,
garden arches, or gazebos).
- They can be painted to match your home or landscape color
Pergola Placement Tips
Follow these tips for choosing the best location:
- A small pergola can highlight the entrance and/or exit to
and from a garden or outdoor space.
- Incorporate a pergola into a deck, patio, or pool area.
- Place a pergola near an area used for socializing and
entertaining to add style and beauty to outdoor celebrations and events.
- Create shade in an area that receives a lot of bright
sunlight by installing a pergola with a shade or canopy over the top.
- Add interest and style to an area that is boring and drab.
- Place over a hot tub or spa.
- An aluminum, steel or wrought iron pergola should be
installed with care. Free-standing pergolas are top heavy and prone to
tipping over – the legs need to be anchored.
- Each leg has a set of holes on the bottom which are
pre-drilled into a plate. Anchor the legs to a concrete foundation by
placing bolts through the holes to secure each leg to the concrete
- The awning can be attached to the structure after the legs
are secured (hardware is typically included with pergola kits).
- Pergola sets are heavy and installation can be labor
intensive. Keep in mind; two or more individuals will be needed to
handle the necessary equipment and assembly requirements.
- Handle the metal pieces with care to avoid the risk of
chipping the paint or denting the metal. When installed correctly,
metal pergolas are sturdy, and will be able to withstand wind, rain,
and other weather conditions.
- Be aware that special tools may be needed; however, you can
hire a professional to assemble pergola kits.
Pergola Kits For
Pergolas can be bought online or in stores; many are sold in
ready-to-assemble kits. Installation instructions should be included
with any kit you purchase.
Pergola Designs and Plans
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