Framing a Pergola Niagara Falls NY

There's a saying in the remodeling industry that the best customer is the one you already have, meaning someone who calls you back for multiple jobs.

Local Companies

Christmas Decor
105 Wagner Avenue
Buffalo, NY
CMG Landscaping
6604 Dysinger Road
Lockport, NY
Alcliff Landscaping & Nursery Inc - Warehouse
7941 1 Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY
Landscape Company
1640 Caravelle Drive
Niagara Falls, NY
Forever Green Landscaping & Snowplowing
2692 Saunders Settlement
Sanborn, NY
Lush Lawn
224 Dingens Street
Buffalo, NY
Grabber & Sons Landscaping & Nursery- Inc.
3242 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY
A-1 Land Care Inc
1527 Ridge Rd
Lewiston, NY
K & L Tree Service
1200 98th Street
Niagara Falls, NY
522 2nd St
Niagara Falls, NY

Keep it simple with a basic design, but make it elegant by using classic proportions

by Kim Katwijk

There's a saying in the remodeling industry that the best customer is the one you already have, meaning someone who calls you back for multiple jobs. Few people buy more than one deck, but another way to capitalize on that principle is to build accessories like pergolas, trellises, privacy screens, arbors, and accents.

They make great up-sells and can add to your bottom line. Plus, they have multiple selling points — they can define an outdoor room or an entry, screen an unpleasant view (or frame a pleasant one), set an ethnic tone (such as Japanese or Tuscan), picture-frame a bench, provide a structure on which to hang a swing, support climbing plants, give height to the deck, or just plain add fun to a deck design.

Presenting a client with two or three reasons for having one of these structures verbally paints a picture of the benefits and eases the sale: "This deck faces west and will be hot in the afternoon. A shade structure would let you use the deck more often and set your deck apart," or "Your neighbor's deck is pretty close. A privacy screen would look good and give you some separation." Once the purpose — shade, privacy, looks — has been decided, the design of the project begins.

Basic Structure
I believe in the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) principle when it comes to designing pergolas and arbors.

Click here to read full article from Deck Magaziner

Related Articles
- Framing Gable and Shed Dormers Niagara Falls NY
Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to determine the roof load and design the load path transfer to the existing floor joists or roof rafters. Then you can ensure adequate bearing points, or add framing and install beams to carry the loads through the walls down to the foundation. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consult a structural engineer for guidance, especially on larger dormers.
- Floating a Pergola in Place Niagara Falls NY
- Framing Square Niagara Falls NY
- Frugal House Framing Niagara Falls NY
- Electric Chainsaws Niagara Falls NY
- Fending off Sun, Wind, and Nosy Neighbors Niagara Falls NY
- Foolproof Layout Method Plans Niagara Falls NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Niagara Falls NY
- Festool Circ Saw and Guide Rail System Niagara Falls NY