Arbor Renovation in PVC and Cedar
Given an opportunity to renovate an arbor from one of our award winning projects from 2002, we jumped at the chance to update the materials. The original arbor top was made out of pressure treated lumber. It lasted for a long time and only needed occasional painting to keep looking new. Eventually the wood was just too tired to freshen up so we decided to rebuild the top of the arbor.
Materials have changed a little in the past 16 years so we decided to rebuild the top in PVC. The look would be almost exactly the same. The durability and maintenance would be drastically different.
The original beam and rafters were removed and then replaced with a new PVC beam with a PVC cap. The new rafters were replaced with dimensional cedar for a more unique look. Pete Wilkerson with Scapes said, “We wanted a more durable product and an updated look from the original painted pressure treated arbor top. This new version should long surpass the original designs lifespan.”
The original low voltage lighting and posts were able to be reused and look as good as ever. If you have a renovation to a once beautiful garden structure, or a renovation to an existing landscape, give Scapes a call.
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