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Having an arbor means having a defined space in the garden in which you can take your meals and relax. The arbors provide shade, whether in the middle of your garden, near a swimming pool or even on your terrace. More functional than a parasol, they also bring cachet to your exterior.
There are different types of aluminum arbors:
- The aluminum pergola: it is particularly suitable for a terrace location. It can also be installed to create a sheltered corner by the pool as well.
- The attached arbor: ideal for covering a terrace and avoiding installing parasols. It creates a robust extension to your home, since it is installed on one of the walls of your home.
- Booth : this is the perfect aluminum arbor if you have a large garden and want to give it a little retro touch. With its pointed roof and its 1900 style, you can install a dining table below for your lunch breaks.
They can be personalized thanks to plants in particular. You can indeed grow climbing plants like ivy, or even hollyhocks.
Why choose an aluminum arbor?
The aluminum arbors are particularly resistant over time. If they are perfectly maintained, their lifespan is unlimited.
The models are very varied, there are very classic as well as very contemporary. There are many models in DIY stores and specialty stores. Budget wise, it all depends on the size of your aluminum arbor.
Aluminum arbors can be tailor-made and thus adapt perfectly to your exterior. If you want a vegetal arbor, aluminum arbors are preferred.
Determine the composition of the structure
Attention, you must be vigilant with the exact composition of the structure of your arbor. A metal arbor can be made of aluminum, iron or an amalgam of material.
Maintenance depends entirely on the composition of the structure. Indeed, an iron arbor must be treated against rust through the application of a paint or an aerosol. Aluminum, on the other hand, has the advantage of not rusting. Its oxidation automatically generates a protective layer which prevents corrosion. If you want an easy-care arbor, then the aluminum arbor will be the most suitable for your needs.
Maintain an aluminum arbor
The aluminum structure of an arbor is very resistant. Aluminum is an antioxidant material.
Maintaining it simply means washing it regularly with a sponge and soapy water. The arbor may be stained. In this case, you should bet on natural products such as lemon, baking soda or even cooking oil.
It is imperative to use a cloth or sponge without a scraper for cleaning. Aluminum is very solid, but it can be scratched very easily. Of course, in DIY stores, you can find suitable cleaning products. Then just follow the instructions!
Preserve the canvas
An aluminum arbor generally consists of a structure and a canvas. This canvas must also be maintained, otherwise it will be damaged or punctured.
You should therefore wash it regularly. To do this, disassemble the canvas, spread it on a floor that will not damage it, then wash it with soapy water and a sponge. You can also use a small brush to remove stubborn stains. When you no longer use your canvas, store it in a sheltered place to protect it from bad weather.
How to choose the location of your aluminum arbor
Maintain an aluminum arbor, it also means choosing a prime location in the heart of the garden or on the terrace. This space must be adapted to the size of the arbor.
If you have trees, make sure the branches are away from the arbor so as not to damage it. If necessary, prune your trees regularly and in general, maintain your garden to avoid any concerns.