Posted February 19th, 2014 by : Bill Bunch
Research Laws and Codes for Pergolas in Houston, Plan Ahead to Save Money:
Homeowners are turning to Pergolas in Houston more often to provide protection from the hot, penetrating sun. Some building permits will specify the types of materials that are acceptable for building outdoor projects like pergolas and arbors, especially when attached to the original building. In the city of Houston, Texas, certain types of work require building permits that set the standards for new structures attached to the house, or alterations, repairs or additions to existing buildings or structures. There are also sidewalk/driveway bonds required as well if a work design includes Driveway Pavers, etc., with your Pergola plans in Houston. Discuss requirements with your contractor and contact the City of Houston permitting center for details prior to finishing work blueprints for your new construction.
Select Best Quality Outdoor Woods for the Houston Area Climate:
Some of the best products available in Houston, Texas, offer beautiful results and long-lasting quality for your new outdoor structures. Fresh cut Western Red Cedar is usually brought into Houston from the Pacific Northwest area of the United States or British Columbia, Canada. Their timber is usually shipped to our company in 8 X 8′ up to 16 X 16′. Special sizes can al be pre-ordered from the Northwestern U.S. for custom designs. Fresh cut timbers are milled to any size. Western Red Cedar is a naturally dry wood so it doesn’t warp or twist like the yellow pine or other sap wood species. Stress cracks, called “checking”in Cedar Wood is the result of moisture loss but actually adds to the character of the wood and has no effect on its exceptional strength.
Our clients often prefer the reddish-brown tint of Western Red Cedar in outdoor Pergolas in Houston as well as other exterior applications, but we also have other beautiful woods to choose from. An exceptional option that is sustainable and ecologically positive is re-claimed wood. This vintage seasoned wood is a really beautiful application for exterior work, trusses and beams as well as custom-designed pergolas and arbors. Several species of fine reclaimed wood is uniquely finished with a very rustic look all the way to a clean, refined look of premium-quality Heart Pine. Custom woods are also special ordered for matching pergolas to ceiling beams, outdoor fireplace mantels and outdoor kitchen wood work.
High-quality pressure-treated pine or cedar woods are proven the best choice for Pergolas in the Houston area climate. Wood Crafters’ arbors and pergolas are always built-to-last using the very best quality products available. Call us to discuss plans for the backyard or front yard design of your dreams: (713) 433-6026.