The process of pergola installation is tightly connected with its construction. Depending on the pergola project, the construction and its installation differs. Pergola type (free standing or home-attached), as well as its roof type (solid or open roof) may greatly influence on both the construction and installation of it. Anyway, if you have your pergola ordered and delivered as an entire kit, it must include the installation instruction as well. Following it, you have your pergola firmly and efficiently installed.
The difficulty of the pergola project impacts on the question whether to hire professionals or not. Such a factor whether you are alone or not may also have its influence on your decision. The matter is that the installation of a pergola requires at least two manpower (even the simplest pergola installation). Actually, anyone who has the basis carpenter skills and some DIY experience can build a simple pergola project. The trick is that you will never be sure if in five years’ time your pergola will be as sturdy as the day you installed it. That is why most people prefer to hire a specialized and experienced pergola builder.
However, if you have decided to fulfill the pergola installation on your own, you should know a couple of pitfalls that must be avoided. First of all make sure the footer size is correct. It is important to build a secure base which will provide sturdiness of the project. And the next essential tip to remember is getting sturdy beams. Otherwise the pergola will start sagging in the middle.