Tani Simons: Pergola, Fort Worth

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Tani: The White Pergola

Tani was referred to us by our good friend Johnathan over at Finished Work Roofing, who I highly recommend if you are looking for a quality and trustworthy roofer.

It was quite impressive to find out that Tani lived only a short distance from our parent’s house, which is a neighborhood full of old trees and beautiful properties with lots of space.

She had a metal arbor that had withstood many a storm, but the shade over was finally beaten down by the sun, and the past storms in March 2017 did a number causing a tree to fall on the house and damage her metal arbor.

It was time for a change and Tani was looking for a pergola that would compliment her homes beautiful white trim accents and brick design.

What we came up with was a simple, yet refined pergola using treated lumber materials, some large 6×6 posts, and beautiful powder coated brackets that we acquired from our favorite lumber supplier Fort Worth Lumber.

We started with a standard doubleheader design and mounted the back side of the pergola into a sturdy ledger board onto the top of the porch wall to avoid a post being right in front of her doorway.

Our spacing for the joists was 16″ centers, and we like to place our slats at 3.5″ inside to inside spacing, as it provides a more significant amount of shade while still letting in some good light.

The design came out beautiful and rather than use a standard exterior white paint we chose a high-quality solid stain from Olympic Stains, which offers greater flexibility, weather durability, fade protection, and superior waterproofing helping save her some money in the future.


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