As summer winds down and the weather cools, you can be thankful that your Pergola keeps you in the shade. Under your pergola is still the perfect way to spend an afternoon or weekend.
But, just like you, your investment needs a little self-care.
Your pergola is a sophisticated piece of machinery. Light cleaning will keep it fine-tuned for years.
Brush off dirt and leaves with a soft bristle brush
Hose down the pergola, especially any soiled areas
Pro Tip: Use a quality auto detergent and brush to remove dirt, debris, and any organic resin.
Pergolas need a little extra TLC during the summer months. Take care of your pergola by performing minor maintenance of the louvers and gutters.
If your pergola has acquired mildew, be sure to:
Hose down the affected area
Use a solution of detergent, T.S.P., sodium hypochlorite, and water
1/3 cup detergent
2/3 cup trisodium phosphate powder
1 quart sodium hypochlorite 5% (eg Clorox)
3 quarts water
Keep your louvers in excellent shape with these simple tips. Be sure to:
Open the louvers and unplug the control box if you leave for an extended period
If louvers aren't operating, check if the control box has power.
Unplug the control box, wait a minute, then plug in the box once again to reset the system.
Pro Tip: If the pergola is in a summer house, be sure to keep the louvers open ahead of snow, heavy winds, and winter weather.
Schedule your Louver Maintenance ahead of time.
Majestic Awning offers spring and fall louver servicing and maintenance for $499.
Included in your maintenance:
2-3 Hours of Cleaning
Cleaning of the Louvers
Ensuring the motors are working
Testing of the System
A clogged gutter may cause water to spill over and damage the pergola. Be sure to:
Ensure gutters are clear, so water can run off the louvers and into the downspouts
Pro Tip: Be aware of trees that may shed near your pergola that may clog the gutters with leaves and debris.
Pergolas go hand-in-hand with the final hot days of fall and the shorter, cool days leading up to winter. They’re perfect to sit under while enjoying a BBQ with family or watching the kids play.
Bringing these moments to life takes just a little maintenance, great friends, and your investment.
Caring for your pergola this autumn with some light cleaning will keep it going strong this fall and beyond. Your fall memories begin under your pergola.