Your pergola is a perfect place for some seriously festive holiday lighting. Here are a few tips for getting a great look, as well as for getting the job done safely. Choose your lights. You can choose cheap Christmas lights with thin strands, but you don’t have to. Patio lighting looks amazing all year. Choose heavy-duty lights meant to withstand the elements. You can simply switch from colored holiday bulbs to clear white bulbs after the season is over. Or go bold with blue or gold lights, which look Christmas-y at Christmas but which just look cool any other day..
With winter truly settling in on us here in Milwaukee, it can be a rough time for your outdoor fencing and structures. The accumulation of snow can damage wood with its weight, and when it melts then refreezes, it can wreak some real havoc. In previous articles, we’ve mentioned some tips for Winter Care for your Pergola and How to Protect Your Fence in Winter. Gazebo owners need to take heed too! Just like your fence or pergola, a gazebo needs maintenance during the harsh, winter months. Apply Water Sealant While vinyl gazebos don’t need much..
Your northern white cedar gazebo needs attention, just like your northern white cedar fence does. Staining protects the wood from the infamous “graying” effect. Old, dry gray wood just doesn’t look great on a gazebo. In many ways, staining your gazebo is going to be very similar to staining your fence. You’ll need to get it clean first. Pressure washing it is the easiest way to make this..