Originally Posted by cprice12
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.
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
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,