How To Attach A Pergola To A House With Gutters?

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Written By David Wilson

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If you are looking at how to attach a pergola to a house with gutters, then you have landed on the right blog post.

Basically, a pergola not only helps to give your backyard a stunning and incredible look but also it will helps to protect your chairs and pieces of furniture from the sun’s hard UV light.

In this blog post, I will share with you some easy, simple steps that help to attach your pergola to your house.

Let’s start the guide.

How To Attach A Pergola To A House With Gutters

Note- Basically, if you want to attach the pergola to a house using the gutters, then you will need high-quality and strong wood, which makes your pergola stronger and more stable.

It is not mandatory to have lots of experience to attach a pergola to a house. But it is essential for you to have some essential tools. Because without any tools, it is very difficult for you to attach a pergola.

Toggle Bolts

It is one of the easiest methods which is personally used most on time. Toggle Bolts help you to provide you with a secure installation as compared to another process.

So, first of all, take wood and measurements and mark the wood using a marker pen. Now the question is, what size will you mark in wood?

Well, according to your home height, you will mark in wood. After marking using the marker, simply cut the extra parts of your wood.

Now, in the next step, simply place all the woods in their right place to make a pergola. After placing the wood, simply create some holes using any drilling machine.

After creating the holes, simply put the toggle bolts into the holes and tighten the nuts using any screwdrivers so that it will lock the woods.

I strongly suggest you use rust-resistant materials. Using the rust-resistant material will help to prevent the damage issue.

Gutter Brackets

It is also a very famous and popular method to attach the pergola to your house. To use this method, simply first mark the wood and cut the extra parts. Now, simply place the woods according to your needs.

After that, simply make some holes using any drill machine so that the gutter brackets fit properly.

After creating the holes, simply put the gutter brackets into the hole and tighten the gutter bracket nuts using the screwdriver so that it will strongly lock the pergola.

How To Attach A Pergola To A House With Gutters

How do you attach a pergola to a brick house?

Well, it is also very easy and simple to attach the pergola to a brick house. But I recommend you don’t use a wooden ladder because it is not suitable for a brick house.

  • You can use a joist hanger instead of a wooden ladder. To attach the pergola to the brick house, you can follow the below steps.
  • In the first step, simply find the best place where you want to attach the pergola.
  • Now, simply measure the height and width of the wood and mark it using a marker.
  • Now, simply cut the other extra parts.
  • Now, using a drill, make some holes so that you can use nuts in it. Nuts help the pergola to lock.
  • Now, simply attach all the parts carefully and put the nuts in it.
  • Using a screwdriver, simply tighten the nuts. After tightening the nuts, check whether the pergola is perfectly locked or not. If it is not locked, simply again tighten the nuts using the screwdriver.
  • Now, attach the pergola to the brick wall carefully and use the joist hanger in it.
  • Again, I suggest you use a joist hanger instead of a wooden ladder.

It is the process of how you can attach the pergola to brick houses.

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Attaching a pergola is not a hard job and not an easy job as you think. It is a very time-consuming process and needs proper attention while attaching. If you have sufficient space in your backyard, then you can easily attach it.

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