This morning we are here in Orem Utah. And these clients here have been great to work with. They contacted us initially to solve a problem they had. They have an existing open deck and they really wanted to made it make it larger. At the same time putting a shade structure, a pergola over that deck.We had some initial challenges because they wanted to attach this structure to the house and put a slope to it and have that slope of roof to pop out on the home here to miss the roof. I think with our designers and our team of architects here in the office we were able to overcome that challenge, no problem, so we are to get started.

One of the unique features about this project is attaching the ledger to the actual home itself; which will bear part of the weight of the roof and calculate the slop to make sure that ledger is going to be high enough to the front is going to miss this roof.So the longest part of the installation process is the layout ensuring that the post placement is accurate and they are in the right spot because they are permanent or making sure that the ledger that is being attached to the side of the home is at the appropriate height because all of this timber that we are putting up is pre-measured, designed by our architects, cut out in our manufacturing facility. Everything is pre made at our shop before they come out. So if they layouts are not correlating with the dimensions on the plans then we are not getting those measurements accurate not he home or on the post placements then we would be in trouble there.

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So once the posts are stood here, we are going to be dropping in these main support beams and yo can see that they just interlock here with the dovetail interlocking method that we have designed here and it is just a smooth lock in and fastened in with a couple of lags there at the top but that’s just a precautionary measure cause that dovetail’s going to last forever. We will end up putting a couple of knee braces under for extra support.
It is very rewarding at the end of the day when the project is completed, its all installed; the customer comes out and they are ecstatic, excited. They are ready to use their new patio and shade structure. And it is very rewarding to see the team effort that it took to pull this project off from the initial design manager coming out and designing the structure and pulling the appropriate dimensions and designing the structure and making sure it is exactly what the homeowner wants and translating that of their needs to paper bring back to out office and having a team of architects go to work designing.
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Hilton-attached-pergola-12x40-shadeA 12′ x 40′ DIY attached timber frame pergola kit with a UV protected Early American stained finish.
We then have a 3D rendering of what that project will look like and get that sent over to the manufacturing facility and have them cut that out and in turn ship it out here and install that on site and we get to see it all go up together flawlessly and it is very rewarding. We are really exciting how this project turned out. The colors turned out great, the heights, the slope of the roof, obviously we were able to miss that roof, our initial concern. I think the homeowners are going to be able to really enjoy more full their backyard, their deck, their patio area with this shaded cover for many years to come.
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