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Pergolas

Pergolas can turn any space into a perfectly cozy one! Pergolas make wonderful sun and rain blocks while giving character and year-round beauty to your yard.

Maintenance

  • Treated wood should be left for a year before staining, this will help prevent the stain from peeling.
  • If the stain begins to split or crack sand the pergola then re-stain.
  • We recommend using Sansin brand, outdoor wood, semi-transparent stain. Consult Benjamin Moore for further advice on finishing.
  • If a board warps or cracks, put in a screw to help straighten or hold together the pieces. The entire board can be replaced if necessary.

Warranty

  • Greentree provides a five-year structural warranty against any major structural defects for pergolas.
  • Greentree provides a one-year workmanship warranty against any craftsmanship defects for pergolas.
  • Greentree is not liable for any checking, cracking, chipping, warping, discolouration, and/or disfiguration of material that may occur after installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Do I have to stain cedar wood?
    A: You do not have to stain cedar wood, it has natural oils that help to protect it from the climate! Keep in mind, cedar will fade to a gray over time unless you stain it, but if you do stain it, you may need to stain it every year.
  • Q: Do I have to stain pressure treated wood?
    A: It is not recommended to stain pressure treated lumber for a minimum of 1 year as it has been recently coated in a treatment paint that can inhibit the ability of the stain to adhere to the wood. However as it dries out staining pressure treated wood is recommended to increase the lifespan. We recommend using Sansin brand, outdoor wood, semi-transparent stain. Consult Benjamin Moore for further advice on finishing.
  • Q: Do the posts sit on the ground?
    A: No for safety reasons we secure the pergolas posts to the surface it sits on.