Anyone heard of aluminum slats that can be used on gazebos or
pergolas? I'd like to replace the old rotten wooden ones. I originally
thought of using a composite like Trex or TimberTech but my pergola is
white (and I want to keep it that way) and those products don't come
in white. A friend said he'd heard of aluminum slats that can onlty be
professionally installed (for some unknown reason) -- i.e. they are
not sold at Home Depot, Lowes, or the like....
I just purchased two all aluminum pergolas kits - about 10' x 10' - at
Costco. Have not installed it yet but the display looks pretty good. BTW,
If you really want to install aluminum tubings, try a place that just sell
metal stocks. Much better pricing than Home Depot or Lowes. The disadvantage
is you couldn't use a nail gun so the installation might go much slower.
As an aside, my next door neighbor's gazebo collapsed last night in
the ice storm. Metal Frame, vinyl or cloth roof. Probably cheap, but
it wasn't that heavy a storm either. If I had thought of it I would
have told him to take the roof off for the winter, but I didnt so I'm
warning you all.
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