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May202008

Hand Crafted Built On-Site Cedar Pergolas

Pergolas add that extra element to your outdoor design. Pergolas are versatile, functional, and attractive. There are many designs to meet your needs. Pergolas can provide comfort and shade to your backyard, bringing the Jacksonville summer temperature down a few degrees to a comfortable level.

You may want to plan for electrical or some in-ground vines such as jasmine for your new pergola posts.   The newest trend is adding misters to your pergola to help on the warmest summer days. 

Your new pergola can be made from the new "no-maintenance" aluminum, plain lumber, or natural cedar.   The benefits of cedar are that cedar is more affordable and is quite attractive.  Maintenance factors to consider include care of the wood and materials used for your pergola.  If you choose cedar, you may want to stain and protect your wood from UV damage.  Treating your wood once a year or so helps prevent damage and prolongs the life of the wood.

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