Ivona Gita. pergola. November 17th , 2017.
Yep, you guessed it after being burned enough we decided (in the beginning) to forgo the professional assistance and try this home improvement on our own. The first thing we did to get started is by contacting our local township to look into any local ordinances that may prevent us from using certain fences and materials. We are in an area that is not governed by an HOA but if you are you will also want to check in with them before you begin your project or purchase materials to make yourself aware of any special restrictions.
1. Plot out the fence line and mark out the post locations. Marking out is covered in greater depth on specific articles on my fence building blog but for here the main point is to keep spacing between 2m and 2.4 metres. You then need to cement the fence posts in. Again this is covered in greater depth in my article on concreting posts.
Plastic pergolas, while not as rustic and traditional looking as wood, can offer a more upscale and polished look. The primary advantage of plastic over wood is longevity. Where wood will eventually decay, plastic will not. A high density vinyl is the superior choice for durability and weather resistance. PVC vinyl can be an especially good option, because of its extreme sturdiness. The other critical consideration in vinyl products to be used outdoors is UV resistance. Look for a plastic that contains a UV inhibitor to prevent the material from discoloring when exposed to the sun's strong rays.
Where I live we are not under any restriction to the type of fence material we can use, height of fencing, spacing or colors that are acceptable. We are found we are restriction free and may have decorative aluminum, wood, picket or chain link fence. Whatever our hearts desire we can install. I have heard of many neighborhoods allowing wood fencing however not all styles. Picket and split rail wood fences may be allowed but privacy fence not permitted due to a restriction on height.
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