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Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine


Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

What Ever Style You Choose, Our Attention To Detail Is Unsurpassed, 

Wood Patio Covers & Pergolas Irvine

 

This Is Not Your Average Our Wood Pergola/Patio Cover Craftsmanship.

Blue Knight Patio systems are engineered with the correct balance of function and esthetics as defined by us. Dry rot and Termites on Patio Covers Pergolas are most often the result of poor design, and weather proofing techniques. Common Causes are the horizontal surfaces not being properly treated or shielded. Common interior framing techniques should not be incorporated on exterior projects.




Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

OUR CREDENTIALS

At almost four decades, Blue Knight Wood Pergolas and Patio Covers, hold the distinction as one of the longest in business of all Irvine patio cover contractors (Est. in 1980), our license numbers prove it, CSLB #B - 452151 and #C39 - 390685.

Our Irvine Pergola and Patio Cover Services Include: Dry Rot and Termite Repair, Inspection, Tune Up, New or Rebuild.

Not Just Another Irvine Pergola and Patio Cover Contractor.
Blue Knight Construction, established in 1980, has helped refine the Pergola and Patio Cover standards and techniques throughout Irvine for almost four decades.

There are other good Pergola and Patio Cover contractors in Irvine with good intentions, some of whom do a fine job, but often many fall short. You've heard the stories. Part of the problem is a lack of understanding of exterior weather proofing mechanisms of patio cover surfaces.

We are not all the same. If a contractor is following the standard interior framing techniques, he is failing you. Believe it or not, the national guidelines for Patio Covers, Pergolas and exterior wood in general, have many flaws in them.

At Blue Knight Wood Pergola and Patio Covers, we exceed national standards by far. We practice higher standards as defined by us, from our engineering background and many years of accurately interpreting the causes of dry rot and inventing better techniques. We Truly Set The Bar...

Wood Patio Covers & Pergolas Irvine


Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

Real Wood vs. Aluminum Faux Wood:


REAL WOOD:

Real Wood Patio Covers & Pergolas

You can't beat the look and feel! A Wood Patio Cover or Pergola can easily last 30 to 40 years with very little maintenance and proper weather proofing techniques.

The Look and Feel of a Wood Structure: Wood provides a warm authentic ambience that aluminum just doesn't give you.

Continuity: Your Irvine home is built of wood and has exposed wood trim and fascia board. A continuation of same or similar materials and textures throughout your home promotes a balanced uniformity and supports high property values.

Expense: A wood patio cover is about 25% higher that aluminum and especially if it is crafted properly.

Maintenance and Longevity: Wood Patio Covers Pergolas require periodic painting (top only) every 8 years or so, and can last about 30 to 40 years. However, if our unique waterproofing techniques are used, maintenance is greatly reduced. We pre-paint all lumber including saw cuts prior to installation, so there's never a wood on wood connection which will cause water to permeate into the wood.

Appearance: You can't beat the look and feel! The use of rough sawn wood adds a beautiful authentic raised woodgrain texture. A backyard wooden structure provides a warm inviting ambience that aluminum just cant give you.

High Wind Areas: Aluminum is much lighter there for they need very heavy footings to weight it down, thus increasing expense and invasiveness.

What About Property Value? Obviously not everyone like the look and feel of a metal structure in there backyard. A good realter will advise you that installing an Aluminum Patio Cover would reduce the marketability and therefor the value of your home.



ALUMINUM FAUX WOOD:

Our Irvine Patio Covers Pergolas unrivaled Nation Wide.

NOT "MAINTENANCE FREE"! OXIDIZES OVER TIME!

EASILY DENTED OR SCRATCHED.

UNSIGHTLY RIVITS & SEAMS.

LOOKS & FEELS LIKE METAL NOT WOOD.

REDUCES HOUSE VALUE & MARKETABILITY.

Aluminum does need painted eventually so it's not completely "Maintenance Free". It will eventually get a chalky unsightly patina, like a car finish without proper attention. What's worse is that the chalky patina needs to be completely removed with sand paper before re-painting. If preparation is not done correctly, the new paint will tend to peel.

Many homeowners are not happy when they decide to go with this material. A common statement I hear is "It looked good in the brochure but after it was installed, I was very disappointed. It looks and feels cheap." To many homeowners, Aluminum Patio Covers Pergolas have the ambiance of a gas station roof. I agree, and for that reason we do not work with them.


SUMMING UP:

Aluminum is more weather resistant but most people don't think it's worth the trade off, especially when real wood can be carefully crafted to last 30 to 40 years with very little maintenance. Our weather proofing techniques are the best around. We are innovators not followers. We invent our own techniques born from a solid engineering background and four decades of paying attention to what works in the field.


Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine


Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

Meet Gio AKA Wood Warrior.
One of the secrets to a quality product is craftsmen who love what they do.

Master Patio Cover Craftsman, Gio.


Giovanni P. "Gio"
Crew leader, Project Manager and Master Carpenter. The best around!

On a personal level, all who know him, know that he is honest, accountable, reliable, humble, capable, and just a nice guy.

He is extremely, I/You can count on him!

He specializes in Patio Cover Construction and Repair, Dry Rot Repair, Exterior Gates.

He doesn't just follow instructions blindly. He thinks things through and goes the extra mile just because... When in doubt, he sends me a picture and we discuss it on the phone.

He loves and take's great pride in his work!  He is a true Master Carpenter!


Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine


Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

MAINTENANCE and REPAIRS:

WOOD IS ACTUALLY MAINTENACE FREE FOR MANY YEARS.

It’s not unusual for an exterior wood structure such as a Patio Cover to last 30 years or more if is was constructed using proper exterior framing techniques as opposed to interior framing techniques. That said, many Patio Covers and Pergolas were constructed using the latter. Unfortunately, that is why they sometimes develop Dry Rot and Termite problems.

In short, wood will last many years if it can drain and dry out following damp or rainy weather. We at Blue Knight Construction have developed the right techniques to accomplish this. The only maintenance you should expect is to paint the very top of the slats every eight years or so.

Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine


Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

PATIO COVER CONTRACTORS LICENSE NUMBER:

The California Contractors State License Law requires contractors to display their license number prominently along with all advertising. A wise patio cover consumer should make note of the contractor's license number and check it with the Contractors State License Board, for the following: Date issued, Insurance, employees, Disciplinary actions, etc... A very important bit of data is how long they've in business under that particular license number. No excuses should be accepted like "we were in business under another number before". The current License number is the only one relevant to you.

Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine

Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

ESTABLISHED IN 1980,

We are one of the longest in business of all patio cover contractors in Irvine California as evidenced by our license number (452151). We provide the best quality and most thorough patio cover service throughout North, Central, &, South Irvine California. We have the highest skilled Irvine Patio Cover Craftsmen, because we start with a no experience employee without the baggage of the extremely flawed patio industry, and train them our techniques from the ground up.

 

Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine

Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

CONSUMER TIP 1: The Lower The Lic Number, The Longer In Business.

Check Our Lic. 452151 at
https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/onlineservices/checklicenseII/checklicense.aspx

CONSUMER TIP 2: Beware of improperly licensed contractors on Yelp and AngiesList! With popularity of these forums, Contractor fraud is prevalent. By my estimation, there is 25-40% Improperly licensed contractors posing as patio cover contractors on these forums. Most are improperly licensed contractors illegally providing patio cover services, which promotes poor workmanship and puts the customer at risk.

To summarize, Hire a licensed patio cover contractor with a class B or C5 license. You should always check their license either by company name or by their license number. If you have any question about a licensee or his claims, you may call me at 949 540 9616. For More information on contractor license classes, please the above link to the CSLB.



Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

OUR CONTRACTORS LICENSE,

Lic. 452151, Oc Blue Knight Construction,  1980

Irvine patio covers, cslb Wood Patio Covers Irvine, Workers Comp Cert.


Wood Patio Covers, Pergolas Irvine


Wood Patio Covers and Pergolas Irvine with Blue Knight

The Pergola and Patio Cover CONTRACT,

In California, the terms of all home improvement projects over $500 (combined material and labor costs) must be in a contract and include specific information about your consumer rights and responsibilities.

What is a Home Improvement Contract and When Do I Need One?

A home improvement contract is an agreement between a contractor and a property owner or between a contractor and a tenant, and includes in its description all labor, services, and materials to be furnished and performed. A home improvement contract also can mean an agreement between a salesperson (home improvement salesperson) and property/home owner or tenant. (Business and Professions Code section 7151.2) This contract is the most important communication tool between you and your contractor; it should identify all project expectations to help avoid misunderstandings.


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