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Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Best Pergola DIY Tips Anywhere!

The best resource for information on how to build a pergola can be found after you spend just a few minutes of your time answering six survey questions. Once you complete the survey and opt in to the email series provided, you will be given a password that will provide you one time access only to two very valuable links.
  1. A free pergola plan
  2. A discounted version of the guide How To Build A Pergola In One Weekend
In addition to those, the email series you receive will also be very informative.
Here is a sneak peak of the seven email topics that will be sent out to help you get started on your own DIY pergola project:


Tools and Hardware Needed to Build
Most of the tools and some of the hardware you need are probably already in your garage or tool shed. Even if you do need to buy then, you will find they will come in handy for more than just this pergola project. We will give you a handy list to take with you tool shopping.

Securing Posts
We know this is one of the more intimidating steps in the building process. Don't worry - we will walk you through it. No matter which method you use, will give you the latest & greatest tips on how to secure your posts and never worry about rotting or warping or a strong wind blowing anything over!
Building Permits
Another yucky, scary topic that seems like a hassle more than anything, but you've got to handle it. Always keep in mind that you can have two possible sources of regulations in your area, Homeowner’s Associations and City Building Codes. Information on the possible impacts of both & how to work with them will be provided.

Material Selection
 We will give you a quick summary of the most used material types including the various woods and synthetic materials. Yes, some are better (and cheaper!) than others. Where you live & how you want to use your pergola could be the biggest influences.
Design Ideas
The possibilities for pergola designs are endless. We cover some of the most commonly used and provide some ideas that could spark your imagination beyond the typical uses.

Cost
This is the bottom to it all. Should you buy a kit to save building time and labor? How much would that be? What about if you do choose to build it yourself using a plan? How inexpensive can that really be in comparison? We’ve got that covered for you.

Additional Features
Even the most basic pergola can have a few little details added on for increased style and personality or to enhance its use. These additions can still keep within a budget very easily. We will cover a few of these ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Surf on over and take the survey and claim your free pergola plan and don't forget that any plans you receive can be easily adapted to fit your own design needs.

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