attach the shade fabric to one of the longest sides of the structure first using your chosen hardware. start at one end and pull with medium pressure as you move along the edge. pulling with medium pressure means pulling out the wrinkles and making the fabric slightly taut. attach the shade cloth to the structure at approximately every 12 inches.
attach cross beams with hurricane clips chamfer the cross beams and position them on top of the side beams, equally-spaced from the pergola's front to its back. attach them with metal hurricane ties held temporarily with a screw until you hammer in hot-dipped galvanized bracket nails.
how to add some shade over your pergola. there's a better option than lattice. by roy berendsohn. aug 14, 2016 chris philpot. q: if we want to increase the shade over our pergola, is lattice our
add a climbing plant such as wisteria or, yes, grapevines, and your pergola will provide color and shade as well. read: 6 more beautiful pergola designs. attaching the support beams.
with the shade from the actual pergola and the clear roof, it was about 10 degrees cooler under it. i swiftly moved my project under there to finish i really love the amount of light that comes through the clear because i have 2 windows under the pergola.
as the sun travels, the rafters cast wide lines of shade under the structure, except around midday when the sun is directly overhead. planting climbing vines on the pergola or installing a solid roof offers shade even at midday.
how to build a pergola adding the end beams. we will add the first layer of beams, the outer beams or support beams 2 x 12s . we will sandwich the 6 x 6 with two 2 x 12 beams. we know we want the overall height of our pergola to be at about 10 feet so we need to have the bottom of our 2 x 12 at 9 feet. mark each post on both sides
learn how to attach cross beams to main beams when building a pergola. if you are handy with tools, and you enjoy building your own projects, this will not be very difficult to build. the first
diy guide: how to install shade fabric. remember to fix the coolaroo fabric slightly in from the edge of each beam or post. fix to any middle or intermediate supports last. now, neatly trim off all the edges, using the coolaroo cutter. how to build a patio style pergola or sundeck.
if you want to add personality to your attached pergola, we recommend you to follow our plans and cut the ends of the shade elements in an unique manner. as we have already mentioned, we use usually 2×6 beams to build these elements, but you can get the job done also with 2x4s.