Strong and adaptable, fiberglass pergolas are becoming one of the most common structures to grace outdoor patio and pool areas in America. These fiberglass structures have been popular in other areas of the world for many decades now.
But Pergolas have only recently begun to catch on in America. With a fiberglass pergola, you can get the style, grace and shade that a wooden structure would provide, but you don’t have to deal with the weather warping it, insects ravaging it and you won’t have to worry about repainting or any of the other maintenance issues that typically come with wood designs.
With fiberglass pergolas, you get a strong structure that lasts for decades and one that you can have created or molded to your exact specifications. From the design to texture to the color and everything in between, your pergola can be customized to look and feel any way you want.
Fiberglass Pergola Kits
You don’t have to be an engineer to craft a fiberglass pergola. You only have to find the right kit that contains everything you need. With a fiberglass kit, you can construct your pergola in just a day or two.
The materials come pre-measured and cut and you get all the hardware you need to put it together. You may need a power drill or other tools, so check with the manufacturer or seller to ensure you are well-prepared to put your pergola together.
You may think that buying a fiberglass pergola kit means that yours is going to look like others who may buy the same kit. But in fact, these kits can be customized. For instance, you can adjust the rafter and stringer spacing so that you have just the right amount of shade for your outdoor area. You can also choose between various colors, shapes of materials and you can choose standalone pergolas or ones that attach to the side of your house. These options make sure your pergola is unique to your home and that it looks different than other pergolas in your neighborhood.
Painting A Fiberglass Pergola
Some manufacturers and sellers will recommend that you paint your fiberglass pergola. Fiberglass won’t absorb moisture like other materials will and so the paint should last much longer. You can in fact double the life of your paint just by choosing the fiberglass design. If your paint is high enough quality, you won’t have to recoat it for ten years or more. Many kits come unpainted but you can also find kits that are painted for you.
Fully Customized Pergolas
Of course you can also decide to have a fiberglass pergola custom-made. This way you don’t have to adhere to the kit dimensions and you’re free to choose the style and design that meets your exact needs. Just be aware that many kits will save you money and everything comes prepared for you. Unless you’re actually looking for a challenge, it’s recommended that you go with a kit to save time, money and frustration.
Fiberglass Is Strong
It should be known that fiberglass pergolas are some of the strongest on the market. In fact, many fiberglass designs have fewer inserts and columns because the structures are so strong. This means that you can basically go as large as you want when you choose fiberglass and you won’t have to worry about multiple columns getting in your way.
If you want to add a customized structure to your outdoor area and you want something you won’t have to maintain every year, you can’t go wrong with a fiberglass pergola. Look for kits online or at your local home improvement store and decorate your outdoor area with style.