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Kim Liggins
West Seattle cottage
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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
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.
under it. It does, however, stand up well in the blazing sun with it 100 degrees out.
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” — 11cooper
Northern VA Landscape Architect & Designer
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Delson or Sherman Architects pc
9 Reviews
Prospect Heights Row House
Ideabooks548
Questions1
The walls are parged--a troweled-on mix of sand, lime, portland cement, and water. It's typically a structural solution, rather than a finish material, used here to consolidate the crumbling mortar of the masonry wall. But I like it as a finish, so long as the control joints are carefully composed
concrete. It was simply troweled over a damaged-beyond-repair masonry wall and scored with lines (a technique call parging) to keep it from cracking. The sun playing over the stone-like surface looks dramatic. “It looks kind of like a church,” says the architect.
concrete. It was simply troweled over a damaged-beyond-repair masonry wall and scored with lines (a technique call parging) to keep it from cracking. The sun playing over the stone-like surface looks dramatic. “It looks kind of like a church,” says the architect
“The wall finish!” — Jann Gregor
GO LOGIC
1 Review
The GO Home Passive House
Ideabooks3,039
Questions7
your account and accumulate on an annual basis. (Off-the-grid, stand-alone solar electric systems require large batteries to store the sun’s energy when the sun is not shining. Batteries need to be replaced, they’re large, and they have a limited number of life cycles of charge and discharge.) Pratt
building form. The goal in a cold climate is to reduce heat loss through the building's shell, something that's ideal for places like Maine. It’s simple: Sun shines through the windows, strikes a surface and warms it up. The house then traps that heat inside with a virtually airtight design gained through
house isn’t net zero, but it's close. A common misconception is that solar photovoltaic panels directly power the house and the electronics inside. The sun shines and the computer works etc. A more common installation works more like a credit system. The power generated goes to offset your bill as an energy
“Overall aesthetic and color pop” — lmkow
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
6 Reviews
Harris Back Exterior
Ideabooks10,702
Questions11
awning. It looks so simple - is it? Metal frame with wood slats? Will the wood be durable in winter climate? We are on the river in MT - looking for a solution just like this..
sun shading awning...Sun shade awning...Sun shade awing...Sun shading awning...Sun shade...Sun shades
“ext” — gin20may
Krause Construction Denver Colorado
4 Reviews
Lord Residence
Ideabooks2,270
Questions1
the windows! I'm using this idea in my sun room in Texas.
like the window solution, lots of ventilation
open windowed sun room
interesting sun room
Sun porch for plants
Sun room
“Looks like a great greenhouse? Like all the wood.” — lutzknearl
Earth Mama Landscape Design
11 Reviews
Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
Ideabooks55,402
Questions7
What is better for a vegetable garden, full sun or partial?
I'm not sure what zone this is but I'm in Dallas and many things I plant that say they can be full sun do not survive. I just want to make sure I do it right. Thanks
general rule for gardens is full sun, because most vegetables need 6-10 hours of sun a day to thrive. However, in hot climates like Dallas or desert areas, partial shade in the middle of the day gives you more flexibility in what to plant. If your garden gets full sun, you can use shade net to reduce
reduce the harshest effects of the hot sun, or adjust your planting time to "plant around" the hottest mid-summer months. You can also enrich the soil and provide a deep root zone (20-24"), so you can set plants closer together to prevent sun scald on fruits.
“Garden” — cjmccaffrey
Period Architecture Ltd.
23 Reviews
Renovation | Chestnut Hill, PA
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Roof of sun room might look
Enclosed westside of house sun room?
masonry and sun room
Stone and sun room...Sun room...I love the sun room...Sun porch...Enclosed sun porch...Windows sun porch
“This stone might be found in Pennsylvania quarries” — Nathalie Davies
Frank Shirley Architects
2 Reviews
Hearthstone Farm - Sunroom
Ideabooks11,165
Questions8
I have similar windows in my sunroom, and I'm trying to find a window covering for 8 windows and 1 french door. The sun can be terrible in the afternoon.
Sun room off kitchen
Sun porch windows...Sun porch...Sun roof...Carpet sun room...Enclosed sun room
“Love” — direct contracting inc.
Offset Umbrella, Sun Sail/Shade solution for back deck
So we just built a beautiful back deck that really enhances the back of the house and gives us a nice place to hang out. The problem of shade came up when...
Drought/heat tolerant solutions for small patches in front yard
I'm north of Los Angeles (in zone 10b, where it gets above 100 in the summer). I've got two small areas with grass that looks awful - they get direct...
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