A Patio Pergola– Footings Not Required
A patio pergola is designed for relocation later if required. This farm north of Toronto wanted this patio with southern exposure to be more interesting and tied in with the existing large overhang housing their outdoor kitchen. We created this structure to be self-leveling and self bracing.
Pergola Design Near Toronto
A great pergola design allows you to just anchor to the existing patio. Large structural braces that you see near the top of the posts stop the pergola from moving around. The patio was well constructed and about 5 years old, so settling was minimal.
We crafted the posts to match the columns on the home, and, we added trim to all. The posts and braces were done in western red cedar, and the rafters were done in pressure treated to save on budget. All the support posts received solid white exterior stain and the rest was done in semi-transparent color to blend.
This structure was designed to create rooms without walls. Dining room, entrance, and hot tub area.