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A common worry that pergola owners have in terms of precautions is the gutter system. When getting a pergola the ideal situation would be to have a project that can withstand all weather conditions from rain to wind all the way to hail storms. Pergola gutters can vary in size and engineering with the common question being asked which is "will my pergola gutter leak at all?".
After analyzing thousands of situations to which the best materials and systems were sought out while comparing several companies across the market, we found the answer.
Question: "Will my pergola gutter leak?"
Answer: Pergola gutters which are less than 4 inches in size can leak upon mid size rainfall, where as larger size pergolas can take even the highest rain loads with no problem.
Pergola Gutter Sizes
Pergola gutter sizes can vary greatly across the broad market of modern louvered pergolas. They will be as small as 4 inches which as previously shown can not take near any amount of water without having difficulty. All the way to 5 1/2 inch pergola gutters with an extra large added depth which can provide protection from monsoon force rain.
Varying gutter size can also directly reflect customer experience. Often times customers buy louvered pergolas for the purpose to be able to withstand rain and other weather. Having a foundational gutter system can be important in creating this experience.
Pergola Frame For High Rain Water
Building the best pergola frame for high rain water must entail a pergola structure with an efficient drainage system. Anchored pergolas require a drainage post in the pergola to which this will create a system for excess water to run through.
For a freestanding pergola to be a solid outdoor structure which can withstand any form of monsoon force winds while still maintaining functional, a solid material and efficient gutter system is needed to be in place. Many homeowners found that the interchangeable post method at the luxury pergola gave versatility and functionality to their pergola gutters which fulfilled the exact drainage they were looking for.
Downspouts In Pergola Posts
Downspouts in the pergola posts are encompassed into one singular drain post. This post is interchangeable with any of the other posts allowing for versatility and functionality in a project. This gives the opportunity to direct water wherever preferred in the yard to further dictate water drainage.
Having high functioning water drainage creates the ability to further customize you backyard and create landscaping designed around the pergola. This can increase home value and is great to install and keep the space in luxury design.
Elements That Increase Drainage
Elements that help with the rain system are the design of the louvers. With this privately engineered system we were able to construct a kit that does not get leaks regardless of the level of wind that the pergola withstanding.
Often times with high rain loads also comes high wind loads. Our engineers took this into account to confirm that the louvers can withstand both at the same time while still protecting the contents within the system. This can accommodate for further design and prevent any leaks in the project.
A Secure System For Low Maintenance
Making louvers that are all connected on the same bracket allows for a secure connections which additionally provides further low maintenance. Wall mounted pergolas and attached pergolas tend to be higher maintenance, were as a freestanding pergola can allow for an easier assembly as well as a secure system.
When creating gutters that blend into the rafters of the pergola well, the best way to attach the louvers to the pergola is to angle the water shift directly into the gutter system. The luxury pergola has done exactly that to the structure which provides the ability to take a high weight and volume of water regardless of the time of year.
Best Material For Pergola Gutter
After testing several different materials, shapes, and other existing structure concepts to figure what the best material is, we found that aluminum had the highest durability. Along with being lightweight, having high tensile strength, and functionality of production for a quality price, aluminum has been able to be streamlined in the process to make assembly easy.
Shifting to create a high quality product for a DIY assembly process allows to provide a quality price in return. Aluminum powder coated material has allowed for high water tolerance creating a secure return on the gutter system with 0 maintenance while maintaining the quality.
Pergola Gutter And High Winds
A pergola gutter which can also withstand high winds would be the ideal situation for a lasting pergola with little to no maintenance. This is exactly what TLP sought out to create with private engineering to utilize both longevity and performance.
Having a pergola that can keep outdoor furniture safe while also maintaining functionality allows for greater features within the pergola. This gives more creative space to design and allows for you to imagine whatever idea you would like to envision for your backyard.
Best Pergolas For Drainage
The best pergolas for drainage can be ranked on the perspective of the customer. It falls into frame of categories regarding water resistance, rain volume tolerance, wind/rain tolerance, and longevity. Accounting for all of these factors while maintaining high quality materials are often what is utilized to judge the best pergolas for drainage.
When accounting for what systems have the best water channeling system, doing your research to find exact information on the drainage itself can help. Calling to ask questions questions to get more accurate information regarding systems can provide information that you are looking for.
Wall Mounted Pergola Vs. Freestanding Pergola Vs. Attached Pergola
When figuring the best pergola assembly process, ease of installation can be a pivotal part of that judgement. Wall mounted pergolas and attached roof pergolas tend to create further problems upon installation as many find they create leaks in their home siding which leads to higher liability.
Freestanding pergolas have not been popularized for nothing, they are the easiest to assemble and by far have the least amount of liability. This is due to the fact that it is its own entity and is able to create a simple and streamlined installation process.