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Why Choose Us?

As a landscape company, we have a solid record of helping homeowners improve their yards. Our woodworking services include pergolas which are an excellent way to enhance your outdoor space or turn it into an entertaining area.

No matter what your reasons are, we are dedicated to transforming your exterior by taking care of the “how”. Our team provides the skills and experience you need to get the job done right, so you can focus on enjoying the process.

Providing outstanding, quality service at a fair and affordable price has earned us a great reputation over the years. As a company, we strive to keep growing with every project, while continuously seeking ways to improve and stay competitive. 

The entire process of designing, building, and installing your custom pergola is handled by us, from start to finish.

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The first time you take on a new project, there are a lot of factors that can make it stressful to find the right people for the job.  In order to relieve you of a lot of stress, we want to make our work process fully transparent so you know exactly what you’re getting, should you choose to work with us. There are five steps in our process:

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What are the benefits of having a backyard pergola?

Having a backyard pergola can provide shade, create an outdoor living space, and increase the value of your home.

What type of maintenance is required for a backyard pergola?

Maintenance for a backyard pergola includes regular cleaning and inspecting fastenings and supports to ensure that it remains structurally sound throughout its lifespan. Regularly applied sealant should also be used to protect the wood from moisture damage caused by weather exposure.

Are there any restrictions when installing a backyard pergola?

Depending on the area in which you live, local zoning laws could have restrictions regarding the placement and size of your backyard pergola as well as height limits and setback requirements from property lines or other structures. Be sure to check with your local building codes before installation to avoid any potential issues.

Is professional help recommended when installing a backyard pergola?

Professional help is recommended when installing a backyard pergola as they will have expertise in structural engineering principles needed during construction process (elements like load bearing capacity, spacing, framing, etc.), along with experience in ensuring that all parts are securely fastened together correctly, so the framework stands strong over time.

Are permits necessary when installing a backyard pergola?

Permits generally aren’t required for smaller projects such as typical residential sized pergolas unless they encroach upon neighbours’ yard space. Always consult with local authorities / building department prior taking construction action just to ensure no permit required ahead time in order avoid costly fines later due to lack of proper paperwork approval beforehand .

Is there a difference between installing a wooden or aluminum pergola?

Yes, there is a difference between installing a wooden or aluminum pergola. Wooden pergolas require more maintenance due to the condition of the wood and how susceptible it can be to rot, insect damage and weathering over time. Aluminum pergolas are more lightweight and do not require as much maintenance, though there may be additional costs associated with installation.

What type of foundations are necessary for installing a backyard pergola?

The foundation for your backyard pergola will depend on the size and weight of your structure as well as the soil conditions in your area. Most commonly, post footings (which consist of concrete footings set into the ground) and auger anchors (which provide stronger structural support when installed in hard soils) are used to secure and stabilize the structure.

Can I add lighting fixtures or other electrical components to my backyard pergola?

Yes, lighting is a beautiful addition to elevate the look of any pergola. Adding lighting fixtures or other electrical components can be done during installation of your backyard pergola; however, it is highly recommended that someone qualified in electrical wiring handles any connections made so that they are done safely and properly by code standards. 

What decorative features can I add to enhance my backyard pergola design?

You can customize your backyard pergola design with various decorative features including hanging plants or other foliage along beams/rafters, mounting wall lanterns either sides posts around perimeter create ambient atmosphere nightfall hours plus attaching vines strategically across given space add subtle visual texture colorful lush greenery otherwise tended frequently due busy lifestyles modern era today.

How much space do I need to install a pergola in my backyard?

The amount of space you will need to install a pergola in your backyard will depend on the size and type of pergola you are constructing, as well as the purpose it is intended for. Generally speaking, smaller pergolas measuring 8′ x 8′ to 12′ x 12′ provide adequate shade and coverage for outdoor living areas, while larger structures such as those measuring 16′ x 16′ or more are suitable for poolside use or any other large-scale entertaining area. Additionally, when determining the space necessary for installation, be sure to factor in at least 3 feet of clearance from all sides of your backyard pergola.

What type of sealants or treatments should be used for wooden components when making a backyard pergola?

When constructing a backyard pergola, it is important to use sealants or treatments on the wooden components in order to protect them from the elements and ensure long-term durability. The best option for sealing the wood will depend on the specific type of lumber you are using, as well as its intended application. For instance, some types of wood may require an oil-based sealant for optimal protection, while others could benefit from a water-repellent sealer. Be sure to consult with an experienced contractor or professional before selecting a sealant or treatment for your particular project.