pergola. Tuesday , September 19th , 2017 - 16:59:10 PM
Pergolas are a shady, garden structure whose beginnings date back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and were common features in early Renaissance gardens throughout Europe. Their primary purpose was to provide shade on walkways, terraces, or pools. The earlier versions were often constructed from stone pillars with wooden cross-beams with a lattice roof. It was common to see ivy, grapevines, or other climbing plants winding around the wood, and filling the open spaces between the lattice. Today they are often constructed from pressure-treated wood or cedar. The many varieties of maintenance-free lumber products are also widely used. They give the look of wood, but never need painting, resist rot, peeling, and fading, and are available in a variety of colors.
Yes, its true; it was commissioned by an old fence that has become my friend. Ill explain here, briefly, how this happened. Most days, for a dozen or more years, I have taken an early morning walk down the street from my house in Watsonville, California. I go through a gate, walk alongside an apple orchard, and then I circle around fields where strawberries and raspberries are grown. Beside the dirt road I follow is an ancient fence. Its original posts, from the beginning of the last century, were all of redwood. Over years it has been added to, made higher, fallen down, been repaired. But it continues to steadfastly do its work of fencing these fields and the orchard.
Finding out your contractor is not fulfilling all those promises we confessed upon meeting you the very first time is not unheard of. Many homeowners have been burnt by professional who says one thing but do another. Finding a contractor that does what he says he does is rare so when we were looking into installing a fence we knew we needed to prepare. We needed to ask ourselves if the job should be completed by us without professional, hiring a fence installation professional (praying he does what he promises) or a combination of both.
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