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Old 02-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #16
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I'm wanting to do this on our deck.
The sun can be brutal...plus it would be nice to have some shelter when grilling.
I'll probably do the 4x4 posts with 2x6 slats up top and some kind of screen mesh.

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:07 AM   #17
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Our Pergola beams are 2 ft apart. For our top covering,
we made what I can describe as a hammock swing. Two pieces of wood
with the fabric inside. we did this on both ends, and the bungee cord
(4 pieces of bungee cord) is used for pulling the fabric tight during installation.

We made most of the sections 4 ft wide and 8 foot long. The two ends are 2 ft wide by 8 foot long.
I wanted it only 8 ft long because I wanted a lot of light to still come into the house.

We made the new covering about 10 years ago, the main reason
we made new covering was because I didn't want to the pergula covering
to go all the way to the house and block light coming into the house.
The old screening was 14 feet long to cover the entire Pergola.

You'll probably don't know what the heck I'm talking about..
I have lots of pic's, here are a couple to show you for now.

cut the wood the width needed and staple the fabric on the wood


screw the second piece of wood on top of the other, and attach the bungi cords.



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Old 02-09-2012, 07:18 AM   #18
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This is one 8 foot long section, ready for installation.



this is it installed...the bungi cords allow it to stretch and be installed tightly.
we put it up every April and take it down in November. There are screws on top
to attach the bungi cords too.
The fabric is polyester...it lets in the light, but completely filters out the sun.
it also allows the air to flow through so it's cool underneath.

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #19
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This is the way it's attached to the house...

more pics to come after work.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #20
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Very nice. I like the way you tied it into the house. Looks sharp.
Did you screw through the soffit?

Is there an issue with leaves collecting on top of the gutters and up against the end board of the covering?

How well does it shed rain, if at all?
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #21
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I'd like to do something like this:



Just need to figure out the best way to do the canvas covering.
I suppose I could do bungees like Two Knots did...but I like the way it rolls up at the house...so I'd like to figure that out.

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #22
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I'd like to do something like this:



Just need to figure out the best way to do the canvas covering.
I suppose I could do bungees like Two Knots did...but I like the way it rolls up at the house...so I'd like to figure that out.

Any suggestions?
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the photo you're showing is a motorized system. note the side tracks,
the fabric rolls out from the roller and you can stop it where you want.
very nice system, however, expensive.

our original brackets were sitting on top oof the roof...
It was however a place for leaves
to gather behind the 2 x 8 that rested on the roof, and that was
unsightly. The 2 x 8 rested on the roof and was mounted with metal angle
brackets.

This new system that the head knot came up with 10 years ago...
it is much neater and cleaner in appearance.


he removed the Pergola for a new roof installation (10 years ago)
and after much
thought came up with this idea. If your interested I can post the directions.

In the meantime here is another close-up. This photo is deceiving as
the 2 x 8 that the cross beams rest on -- is a little over 20 feet long.
the deck is across the entire house, but the pergola is 14 x 20 feet long.

Note...there is a space between the 2 x 8 and the gutter, thus there is no
gathering space for leaves as well as nothing resting on the roof.

there is 4 brackets holding up the 20 foot span of 2x8 beam.

the beam is in front of the gutter, thus no leaves get stuck and
gather in the gutter or in back or front of the gutter,


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Ourdoor retreat...after the rain...to answer the question, rain
comes through the mesh... but not the sun.

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Id reallly LOVE to see the way those supports are tied into the house .. I am considering this very same type of installation.

ANY tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Does anyone know if a permit is required in NYC, to install a polycarbonate patio cover at the rear of my home. It would be like a shed roof, with columns and attattched to building. There are many aluminum covers exactly as I want [but carbonate] in the neighborhood. When asking homeowners that have them. Most reply "it was here when we purchased the house". NYC DOB is completely no help at all, when searching their web site for a permit !

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Does anyone know if a permit is required in NYC, to install a polycarbonate patio cover at the rear of my home. It would be like a shed roof, with columns and attattched to building. There are many aluminum covers exactly as I want [but carbonate] in the neighborhood. When asking homeowners that have them. Most reply "it was here when we purchased the house". NYC DOB is completely no help at all, when searching their web site for a permit !
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Make a phone call.
To who ?
If your referring to the nyc DOB............have you ever tried to contact the NYC DOB ? Try it.
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With the snow load in the northeast the requirement for a permit is pretty high, whether compliance is high is another question.

I installed this 16' * 15' system over the past 2 weekends. Panels retract and / or remove easily for the winter.
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Cprice

This new system that the head knot came up with 10 years ago...
it is much neater and cleaner in appearance.


he removed the Pergola for a new roof installation (10 years ago)
and after much
thought came up with this idea. If your interested I can post the directions.

In the meantime here is another close-up. This photo is deceiving as
the 2 x 8 that the cross beams rest on -- is a little over 20 feet long.
the deck is across the entire house, but the pergola is 14 x 20 feet long.

Note...there is a space between the 2 x 8 and the gutter, thus there is no
gathering space for leaves as well as nothing resting on the roof.

there is 4 brackets holding up the 20 foot span of 2x8 beam.

the beam is in front of the gutter, thus no leaves get stuck and
gather in the gutter or in back or front of the gutter,

i am very interested in the plans for these mounts. they look awesome and will give me the height i need. how did you attach them to the soffit?
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Dan, send me a pm and I'll email you the plan that we sketched up.
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