West Seattle cottage traditional patio
 

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srilanka123 wrote:
do you recommend the covering you used over pergola?
   Comment   February 16, 2014
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onthecoast1
That is a type of fiberglass sheeting. I have the same over my back patio except on a black iron frame. If the flashing is done correctly, it's perfect to allow light in while keeping the water out.
March 17, 2014 at 11:29am   
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Christina Barfield wrote:
Firepit? - Could I have a firepit underneath that covering or no?? And what's the height of it?
   Comment   June 19, 2013
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Kim Liggins
Hi kz22, the height of this pergola is approx 10 feet tall. Since the cover is plastic I wouldn't recommend putting a firepit underneath.
June 23, 2013 at 4:43pm   
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onthecoast1
Absolutely not. That is fiberglass sheeting which would warp with that kind of heat under it. It does, however, stand up well in the blazing sun with it 100 degrees out.
March 17, 2014 at 11:32am   
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mistelle1 wrote:
This is exactly what I want - What did you use to join the beams to the house and the beams to each other that makes it look so seamless?
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tuk1251
what is the clear product I NEED this! to cover a scree roof
February 20, 2014 at 11:04am   
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onthecoast1
It's fiberglass sheeting. It's at Lowes and Home Depot and also comes in opaque colors.
March 17, 2014 at 11:35am     
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tutusperson wrote:
Hi Kim I love what you are doing with the cottage. Can you tell me a bit about the roof over the pergola ? - We have just purchased a home with a pergola - almost identical to yours, but without the lengthwise strapping and roof. We love your solution to the roof and think it might be an economical way for us to work with the existing pergola but gain some weather cover. The specific question is about the products and process for securing the clear panels to the beams. Can you help? Many kind regards, Meg and Mark
   Comment   January 16, 2013
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konalookforme, you are correct that a 4 inch rise will be enough to drain the water off the roof, but a 2/12 slope will provide better protection from water deflection, wind driven rains, and back up due to ice dams. Slope really depends on what kind of structure and what kind of climate in which you are working.

If we are just talking about metal or polycarbonate sheets on the roof of your open air structure in a climate that doesn't get snow, then you're right about just getting enough slope to make the water run. But it is a good practice to check the warranty on your product as they often indicate ideal installation, you may find that most roofing materials are not warrantied if installed with a lower slope than a 3/12.
November 23, 2013 at 6:22am     
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konalookforme
You are correct sir. I guess I don't think of those things here in San Diego. The first panels I used were the cheaper version and were destroyed by the sun within 5-6 years. Next week I'm rebuilding the entire pergola and adding the stronger , clear polycarbonate panels. You were right about the warranty, but I don't think I will add the suggested slope. The weather here is so mild. It would just be overkill. Thank you for your response. It was very helpful.
November 25, 2013 at 11:13pm     
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nancytombley wrote:
How did you attach the patio roof to the existing roof?
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There are a bunch of ways to tie into an existing roof system. Did you punch through the roof and tie into the truss? it almost looks that way. Here is a more traditional entryway, where the small roof need to be tied into the home, pretty common, you can see more at http://arizonaroofrescue.com
September 26, 2012 at 9:43am   
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audreyg723 wrote:
Where did you get the long, hanging blinds? Are they outdoor rated, i.e. water resistant or waterproof? - Beautiful patio! Where did you get the long, hanging blinds? Are they outdoor rated, i.e. water resistant or waterproof? We have a beautiful pergola, but it gets some serious afternoon sun, and I'm looking for something to provide temporary shade without being a wet, moldy hassle. Thanks.
   Comment   April 9, 2012
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Kim Liggins
Lowes and Home Depot carry these outdoor blinds.
April 9, 2012 at 11:38pm     
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insipidperson wrote:
I live in West Seattle, too, where there is a lot of rain. I am interested in building a pergola over a small concrete patio area, similar to yours. I see the utility of having a clear cover over the pergola. The concern I have from talking to a professional is the problem of snow load. Is the pergola strong enough to support the snow load during heavy snow? Is the cover removable? Also, how do you clean the cover and keep the leaves and debris off the clear covers? Thanks in advance for your answers!
   Comment   January 14, 2012
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insipidperson
Thanks to everyone who responded. Really appreciate your insights and will be referencing them as I start working on my project.
February 12, 2012 at 9:19pm   
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Brenda Macfarland
I built the same thing in Calgary.After some hassles from planning, I ended up with an overbuilt structure for snow load with 12 inch spacing. It works great ! The back door is dry, the newspaper seldom gets wet and the natural gas barbecue is covered under this canopy. I have white rope lights all around it on a twilight timer. The clear plastic cover doesn't give you much shade however, and our hailstones have punched right through the plastic. A double layer may be the solution. Also drop down plastic sides can give you a instant greenhouse.
March 18, 2013 at 3:34am   
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kellywalker wrote:
What is that transparent covering made of and where do you find it?
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megannmiller
They sell it at Menards or your local big box hardware store. We have it over our pergola. You have to slope the pergola slightly to get the water to run down. We love it. ours are "smoke" colored which look like they are lightly tinted car windows. This way you don't see the dirt as bad on top and they won't yellow.
August 9, 2012 at 8:21am   
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onthecoast1
I believe these are fiberglass, although the clear may be something else -- another poster said they were "polycarbonate." Lowes and Home Depot carry these as well and they also come in opaque colors.
March 17, 2014 at 11:40am   
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akdecor wrote:
How did u attach to the roof of the house
   Comment   April 5, 2014
keithsherwood wrote:
What s pitch did you use? - We live in Michigan and are adding on a porch. We have a section of the porch that we want to cover with Pergola (6X18) and covered with clear product like your picture. We would prefer to have a fairly small pitch from a design standpoint but we understand that with snow and water drainage there is a certain minimum probably required. We would be able to have access to pulling snow off the roof if it was too deep.
   Comment   January 19, 2014
Renovate By Design wrote:
Can the plastic cover withstand snow loads? - is your climate include snow conditions? george in toronto, i need to have something that allows snow load and still be clear? is there something out there that works?
   Comment   July 3, 2013
andyprchrd wrote:
leaking - I built a cover almost exactly like this on my deck in Seattle, and am having a problem with water dripping down the back (house side). I left the existing gutters in place, and the dripping seems to be a coming from both under the gutters (the bottom) and behind them (a flashing issue?). Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently considering removing the gutters and allowing the roof to drain onto the plastic cover - but am concerned about the amount of water this would add.
   Comment   November 1, 2012
clockworktrading wrote:
How far apart does one space the wood roof beams
   Comment   July 28, 2011
hillyard416 wrote:
Do you have a pattern to make a retractable covering for thr pergala?
   Comment   July 15, 2011

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Hung from the pergola, these long draping screens of bamboo create an intimate gathering place. Through the use of layering, the large flower baskets help complete the look.
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