Depending on the design of the pergola, it can offer some protection from light rain. However, pergolas are not typically built to be rainproof. They are an open, airy structure with a lattice style roof designed to let light into the structure and for hot air to escape through the openings in the roof. Therefore, they don't block much rain. If you want a solid, rainproof structure, we can incorporate a roof covering with your custom pergola!
Several factors go into determining the amount of time that it will take to construct your custom pergola. Some of these factors include the size of the pergola, complexity of the design, the weather at the time of construction, and what, if any, extra features will be added. On average, a basic, traditional pergola will take roughly one to two days from start to finish to complete.
Traditional pergolas are normally built out of wood. The most common types of wood used include pressure-treated pine, cedar, redwood, and teak. A wooden pergola does require staining and sealing annually to maintain it. Over the past few years, many people have switched to using aluminum and vinyl to build pergolas as these materials stand up to harsh weather better. Some of these composite materials will even make a pergola virtually maintenance-free and are also not susceptible to insect damage or rot.
The two biggest factors that influence how long your new deck will last are the type of material you chose and how well you maintain it afterward. With proper maintenance, the average wooden deck can last up to 20 years. When you choose composite decking for your new deck, it can last for 25 years or longer when properly maintained!
When it comes to figuring the exact amount of time that it will take to build your deck, there are several factors that come into play. The size of the new deck, the complexity of the design, and even the weather all have a bearing on how long the process will take. For a basic deck, the average time from start to finish is one to two weeks. However, if your design is more complex, the process could take anywhere from four to six weeks to complete.
Though pressure-treated wood is a highly popular choice for many different reasons, that doesn't mean that it's the only choice for your deck. Pressure-treated wood is typically made from a type of yellow pine, which does have the tendency to splinter if not treated. When it comes to natural wood, some other popular choices include cedar and redwood.
Yes, we've never had a client need to relocate during a deck remodel. Our process for deck remodeling is strictly outside of your home and will in no way impede your life inside of your home.
First, we will need to inspect your deck to determine what repairs need to be made before we begin the remodel. We will also work with you to select which materials to use and plan the design for your remodel. After we've made the necessary repairs, we can begin the remodeling process of replacing and building new additions for your deck. Next, we will apply the selected finish to your deck, if you've chosen to apply a finish. Lastly, we will do a final walkthrough with you to make sure that everything is satisfactory.
The time we need to complete your deck remodeling project depends on a few factors. These include the size of your deck, the complexity of the remodel, the finishing materials, and the extent of the repairs that we need to complete. If you’re extending your deck, the soil conditions will play a role in this time because we’ll need to dig more cement footings. On average, we can complete most deck remodels within one business week.
As professionals, we work hard to make sure nothing in your home gets disrupted. That means using drop clothes throughout the work area during your bathroom remodeling as well as covering furniture and doors with plastic to keep dust to a minimum. When you choose to work with us, you rest assured that we take the protection of your home seriously.