You got your pergola, and it still looks as stunning as ever. Your front porch never looked so good. Your beloved pergola might be better in the backyard, or even the garden, instead. Can a pergola be moved, you think?
We’ll delve into what you need to know and all the other questions you may have relating to moving a pergola. Let’s dive in, shall we?
In theory, anyone can move a pergola from one location to the next. Although, it doesn’t mean that this particular task is easy. A pergola is designed to anchor to a wall or concrete footing inside the ground.
Anchoring for a pergola is crucial because of its stability and safety. The ways you can properly mount your pergola are by using the following materials:
- Ground screws
- Concrete footing
- Hammer set fasteners
- 90-degree strap brackets
Each of the methods above is supposed to be sturdy enough to last a long time. Even though you can move a pergola, the way it’s built will hinder you from completing the transfer.
You can, but that doesn’t mean you should. If you think adding a pergola to your home was a simple but challenging addition to your home renovation, moving a pergola yourself is the opposite. It’s way harder than you think, especially with freestanding pergolas.
If you’re dealing with a freestanding pergola, you have to remove its columns from the embedded concrete footing or drilled-in ground screws. Imagine all that effort. Because of this, it’s recommended that you get help from a professional.
Yes, that’s still possible. With that in mind, moving your pergola to a second site is highly impractical. Given that you can’t disassemble it on your own, you can’t get it there by yourself either.
This job entails the skills of trained movers, so you won’t run the risk of damaging the house or the grass bed. The pergola will also cost you more when moving because it’s significantly heavier than your chest of drawers or LED TV.
It’s best to leave the pergola be. Let the structure stay that way and maintain it. A good tip with putting up a pergola is to decide beforehand where you want it permanently. It’s better to think about the location and the space before making your final decision.
Mull over the purpose of the pergola for you. What would be the ideal place for your pergola? Would everyone benefit from this placement? Do this before continuing with this project.
If you’re planning to move to another place but you still want to take your pergola with you, you should think about it first. There are always some parts of your old home that you would like to take with you wherever you go. Maybe this pergola you have has some sentimental value.
Moving a pergola from one building to the next is a rather big undertaking. It’s more work removing a pergola and installing it again than getting a new one. As for the costs of getting a new one, a basic pergola kit is an inexpensive option too.
As such, the best course of action for you to take is to get another pergola. It can be the cheaper route, as well as the less strenuous one. Why not get a second pergola instead of just one? This option sounds better already.
A pergola is such a versatile addition to your home that you want to see if it’s better in another part of your property. Better yet, you even want to take yours with you when you move. Can a pergola be moved at all, though? You can, but it’s not without its limitations.
You can move a pergola, even on your own, but it’s better that you don’t. The overall structure of the pergola is made to last, preferably at the same place it was first installed in. It’s way easier for you to build another one than to tear yours down and rebuild it again.
If you’ve made up your mind about moving your pergola to another part of your house or some other house altogether, be sure to contact your local contractor for assistance.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and over 10 years of experience working in IT. As a homeowner, I love working on projects around the house, and as a father, I love investigating various ways to keep my family safe (whether or not this involves tech). I’ve also played guitar for almost 20 years and love writing music, although it’s hard to find the time these days.