An attached pergola that will provide you with a beautiful and functional addition to your backyard or other area of your choice. An attached pergola is one that is built to be part of your home. For instance, it might be built over a deck and attached to the house The idea is to use the stability of what’s already in your yard to keep your pergola in place. This means less planning, fewer materials, and much quicker construction than building a free-standing pergola. If you already have a deck in place, this will make the job even easier. An existing deck gives you the perfect foundation for mounting the main posts of a pergola, which is a key component in making your pergola stay upright. The other key component of an attached pergola is the ledger – a board that you’ll attach to the side of your house to support the rafters. If you can get these two structural components set up properly, constructing the rest of an attached pergola is fairly easy.
An attached pergola can be made from wood or vinyl. Wood requires regular care, including painting, sanding, sealing, and cleaning. Wood is also prone to bowing. Vinyl, on the other hand, does not need to be painted or sealed, although it still needs to be cleaned at least once a year. Vinyl is not the traditional material used for pergolas, but the fact that it is low maintenance makes it a popular choice.