pergolas are structures that provide shade over a deck or a patio during the summer months. a pergola can be a free standing structure or you can construct one that attaches to the side of your house. building an attached pergola, 16 feet by 20 feet, on your deck can be done by first determining if your deck is big enough for this size of pergola.
it is very important to properly attach pergola posts when installing a pergola over a deck. the main concern is how the structure will react under high wind conditions. most deck builders bolt pergola support posts to the frame of the deck using (2) 1/2" x 6" lag screws with washers per post. this technique is the same as attaching a rail post.
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any pergola post can be anchored to a wood surface with 90 degree strap brackets. there are a few additional considerations before screwing into the post and into the deck. first, be sure you are screwing into the deck’s beams, not the deck’s boards.
anchoring pergola to floating deck by: brian laverdiere thank you very much for posting and answering my question. i also appreciate that you are not stuck on the johnny-one-note answer of don't try to attach the pergola to the floating deck. btw - my ground is only ever so slightly un-level and i'm not using any posts in the blocks.
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