A cantilevered pergola is a beautiful and functional addition to any outdoor space. This type of pergola features an overhang that extends beyond the support posts, creating a sense of openness and airiness.
When building a cantilevered pergola, it is important to use materials that are durable and long-lasting. Aluminum is an excellent choice for this type of structure, as it is lightweight, strong, and resistant to rust and corrosion. For added reinforcement, steel can be used in key areas such as the posts and beams.
One of the key elements of a cantilevered pergola is the foundation. In this case, the pergola is built on top of four concrete footings, which provide a stable base for the structure and help to distribute the weight evenly. The footings should be at least 24 inches in diameter and 36 inches deep, and they should be set in a concrete mix that is at least 30 inches thick.
Once the footings are in place, the steel posts can be installed. These posts should be wet set in to the concrete footings with steel rebar drilled through the bottom of the steel posts, which will provide added stability and support. The beams and rafters can then be installed on top of the posts, creating the basic structure of the pergola.
Finally, the aluminum roof can be added to complete the pergola. This roof can be a solid panel or a lattice design, depending on the desired level of shade and privacy. The aluminum roof will provide protection from the sun, rain, and wind, making the pergola a comfortable and inviting outdoor space to enjoy all year round.
Overall, a custom built cantilevered pergola using aluminum materials with steel reinforcement built on top of 4 concrete footings is a great investment for any outdoor space. It adds beauty, function and durability, and can serve as an extension of the living space for many years to come.
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