A pergola take down job is no easy task. Mostly because of its sheer size and weight. But also, due to the fact that there are a lot of materials to wrangle as you go along. Then, there’s the matter of disposal, which can also present a big problem. This is due the fact that most local trash collections won’t pick up such large materials. So, you’ll have to plan accordingly for it not to be a huge pile in your yard which becomes home to pests — rodents and insects alike.
Reasons to Take Down a Pergola
There are different reasons to take down a pergola. Of course, one of the most obvious is wear and tear. When a pergola suffers enough exposure to the outside elements, the structure becomes unstable and therefore dangerous.
An outdoor pergola provides a framework for climbing vines. Replacing a pergola should not be an overly exhausting chore, especially if you have the right tools, some time, the correct know-how and possibly a friend or two to help. If you do not need to keep the materials undamaged, the task come down to a demolition job. If you want to keep the parts, pay attention when you remove the old garden pergola. —Do It Yourself.com
Another reason is to make room for another hardscaping feature. Or, to replace it with something completely different, like a backyard playset or a patio area. Additionally, it could free up enough space for a swimming pool or to make room for a shed.
Laytonsville Pergola Take Down and Disposal Tips
Before you start with a pergola take down, be sure that the area will totally be clear of children and pets. This is no time for kids and pets to be roaming around the area. It’s also an opportunity to start removing the vines, if applicable, with herbicide and by mechanical methods (like a saw). Here’s an overview of how to do a pergola take down:
- Uninstall the electrical lines and lighting. If the pergola is equipped with lighting and/or electrical outlets, now is the time to shut of the breaker and then remove the electrical system. (Leave this to an experienced, licensed electrician, if necessary.)
- Remove the top beams from the structure. Next, if the structure is sturdy, you can remove the top beams. Here again, if you’re uncomfortable with this step, you can leave it to a junk hauling service.
- Take down the vertical support posts. To finish the take down, you’ll need to take the support posts out of the ground. You can first cut them down, leaving just a couple or more feet above the ground. Then, dig around and up. Lastly, dispose of the materials responsibly. Text
When you’re done, phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away to have the pergola materials taken away for you.