Once the harsh winters are over, it's time for most homeowners to go out and restore their outdoor space so they can make the most of the pleasant spring season. While some homeowners may already be aware of the essential post-winter outdoor maintenance, some may be unaware of how to give a new look to their outdoor structures, such as a pergola. This post looks at four top tips for maintaining your pergola and giving it a new look in spring and summer.
Restoration of Your Pergola
Most pergolas, typically wooden pergolas, will require at least some restoration following the winter season. Even if you don't live in a region where snowfall is a common occurrence and winters are usually dry, the weather change can still leave your pergolas with stains and mildew. Fortunately, you can solve this problem with restoration. Some homeowners prefer DIY repair of a pergola and apply mixtures containing bleach and water. While it works to some extent, it is always best to go for professional restoration of your pergola.
Repainting the Pergola
Another important thing that you do to maintain your wood pergola in the spring is to repaint or stain it. Spring is an ideal time to repaint your pergola. While it will help give your pergola a new and improved look, limited heat during the spring season will allow the paint to gel in well with your home's exterior. So along with the fresh and new look, your pergola's life may also increase.
Treating Your Pergola for Termites
Spring is often one of the most-awaited seasons of the year for most homeowners. The pleasant weather allows for more outdoor opportunities with friends and family. But it is also the favorite season for several insects, including termites. Termites can be a threat, especially to your wooden pergolas, particularly during spring. So it is best to be proactive and get your pergola treated for termites and other insects before you end up with significant damage.
Cleaning for Final Touches
Once you are done with restoration, repainting, and treating your pergola, now is the time to give the final touches and clean your outdoor structure. Use a high-pressure water hose to remove any dirt or dust. You can also use a brush to give a nice scrub to the surface of your pergola.
Pergola adds elegance and beauty to your yard and offers a place to relax and unwind on pleasant spring and summer days. With these four tips for maintaining your pergola in spring, you can give a new and improved look to your outdoor space this season. To find out more about patio and pergola installation and restoration, get in touch now.
If you decide to build an aluminum pergola, you can expect to eliminate these maintenance tips.
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