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When you are considering having a pergola installed over a patio, there's two different ways that you can have a pergola installed in a grade level patio and is not going over a deck but over an existing patio or a new patio or it's going over a portion of the yard. There's two types of grade level pergolas, one where it’s attached directly to the house and then you’ve got support posts on the outside or two, one that's free standing.

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When you are looking at building a free-standing pergola, you're going to have supports on all four corners, depending on its width, you may have intermediate posts as well. A free-standing pergola is always going to cost more when done properly then one that's able to attach to the house. The reason that is, is because if we're attaching to the house we are using 6 by 6 Cedar support posts but if it's free-standing pergola we need to use 8 by 8 cedar posts.

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If you are having a free standing pergola built, in essence what you have is a table that seven or eight feet above the ground and those posts need to go down into the actual respective footers, the concrete footers, and then of course we treat them with a moisture protection membrane so that if they can't absorb water. But when you've got let's say a 12 x 12 pergola with 4 posts, one on each corner, each of those posts are 8–by-8 carrying down below the ground and seven or eight feet above the ground.

Can a pergola be built on a patio?

A patio pergola is a great way to add a vertical visual element to your outdoor space. Although it can be a bit trickier to install a patio pergola than on a deck, it's not impossible. To secure the pergola to the patio, you will need a heavier duty hammer drill. Once you have the necessary equipment, the installation process is not much different than installing it on a deck.

If you are building a pergolas on a patio or a deck and it is attached to the house, it's going to be a lot more affordable because you're saving on support posts and the support posts for 6 x 6s as opposed to 8 by 8s. Visualize a pergola attached to the house and you’re covering a patio space. Now if it’s an existing patio space, the caissons need to be installed 36 inches below the ground and those posts still need to be set into the concrete so that the pergola doesn't squeak or rock or any of those things.

If you have an existing patio, if it's concrete, we need to cut out where we're pouring the caissons, the City or County inspects caisson and then we pour the concrete back flush to the existing patio. There will be evidence of the fact that those caissons were installed. If it's a paver patio, pavers need to be pulled up, we pour the posts into the concrete and then you'll have the pavers reset.

Why use a pergola instead of a roof?

Pergolas provide a stylish way to enhance your outdoor living space. They are made from different types wood, so you can choose from a range of wood species, stains, and designs. Installing a pergola instead of a patio roof gives you the ability  to enjoy your backyard with a closer connection to nature, as well as a more rustic and romantic atmosphere than a standard roof.

Now oftentimes when we are doing a Pergola in a patio scenario, Thornton, Littleton, Aurora and Denver Metro Area homeowners are also wanting us to pour a new patio for them as well, that's very common. So in that sort of scenario, it flows together a lot more nicely, so we're going to dig the caissons, we’re going to build a pergola and then we're going to pour the concrete. It makes it look a lot cleaner, but if you have an existing patio, there's different ways and different options of what we can do to make it look clean where it actually meets the ground surface.

Can pergolas withstand high winds?

When it comes to pergolas, there is no such thing as a "hurricane proof" design, but they can be designed to withstand high winds if the right considerations are taken. To ensure your pergola can stand up to the winds in your area, you should consult a structural engineer who can help you create a design that is suited to your location.

If you are building a 12x12 pergola with 4 posts, one on each corner, each of those posts are 8–by-8 carrying down below the ground and seven or eight feet above the ground. The reason they need to be 8x8’s is that there's a lot of wind in Colorado obviously, and so with gusts of wind, if you have it built out of 6-by-6, as we've learned this over the years, will eventually start to crack, or they just don't hold up as well. And if it’s obviously made 8 by 8 is a heavy timber post and so it gives a greater wind-resistance.

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