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Transform Your Outdoor Look with a Pergola or a Pavilion

August has arrived, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. There is still plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor space whether it’s a yard, pond, patio, or garden. Your dream space, big or small, can be improved and transformed with a pergola or pavilion.Add a Pergola or Pavilion - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor Rooms

Add Height and Depth with A Structure

You may not even realize how much your space needs a structure to transform it into the place to be. A structure can be functional and beautiful while bringing the space together with a design. An addition like a quality pergola or pavilion will not only enhance your life, but will also bring up the value of your property. It’s an investment in your home and your future!

Quality Starts With Design

IBD Outdoor Rooms brings quality outdoor products to your door, starting with the material our products are made of. We work with the best partners to insure that our lumber is the best quality possible for our customers. This allows you to get more for your money, and best combination of price, color, longevity, and finish. All of our pergolas are made with Douglas Fir to offer the desired appearance and diminish warps and twists.

The design itself lends itself to architectural beauty. Gently curved beams and arched braces create elegant structures that enhance any space. You can choose from standard designs and sizes, or opt for a custom design with our same sturdy and beautiful lumber. At IBD Outdoor Rooms we specialize in pergolas and pavilions, both standard and custom designs. Pergolas consist of beautiful framework that can be adorned with curtains and trailing plants. Pavilions are structures that usually have no walls and a solid roof. Both are great options for all regions and climates.

Pergola or Pavilion?

Standard designs include the 2 post and 4 post pergolas, hip roof pavilion, and gable pavilion. The roofs on pergolas are left unfinished. In order for your pergola to offer desired shade, you can opt for a crosshatch roof, east/west orientation, and curtains to top it off. Pavilions are roofed and are great for use in all seasons. IBD offers decking kits, cedar shingles, thatch roofing, Sunbrella awning fabric, and more. For the best ideas for your outdoor space, check out our photo gallery. You can even combine two designs or customize your own. The best way to decide what type of design will work for your space is to speak with an expert!

Call 704-960-4530 to get started today.

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What is a Quick Chase?

Do you want a quick fix to your unattractive, plain, existing chase? A quick chase system is your answer to that.

Do you want a quick fix to your unattractive, plain, existing chase? A quick chase system is your answer to that.

Question: What is a quick chase system?

At IBD Outdoor Rooms we often get this question from customers and dealers. That’s because the two-part quick chase system is a concept we developed ourselves in response to the need for a factory built chase that could accommodate a new construction as part of an appliance retrofit application. In other words, if you want to conceal a not-so-attractive existing chase—which is essentially a metal chimney attached to a prefabricated fireplace or stove—or to replace a rotted or otherwise damaged chase, you may want to consider our quick chase system, which carries a limited lifetime warranty

A quick chase system is a great solution for a customer who wants an attractive, durable, and safe chase that can be installed quickly. The quick chase is a much higher quality product than the average field-constructed chase and can be finished with weatherproof material like veneer stone, veneer brick, stucco, siding, or other material deigned to weather the outdoor elements and match the materials used on your home or outdoor structure. These materials will conceal your metal chase, making it virtually indistinguishable from a masonry chimney.

In order to make installation of these coverings an easy process, the concrete board used for the exterior of the quick chase is adaptable for veneer stone, veneer brick, or stucco—so that any of these materials can bond directly to the chase without your installer having to use a lathe. This eliminates a step in the normal veneer process. Now you may be able to see why we decided to name this system a “quick” chase. It’s a far easier and faster process for all involved. To bond material to the quick chase, we recommend that installers use a mortar cement manufactured by Brixment that’s called “Stone Hold Cement For Stonework.”

Our quick chase has numerous benefits over field-constructed units. Unlike units that have been built with regular framing, the quick chase is impervious to rot and is made of a non-combustible material, which does away with concerns regarding clearance factors. All metal chimneys and vents should be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Contact us to find a dealer or installer near you or if you’re interested in becoming a quick chase dealer yourself.

Lots of Quick Chase Choices

We have two options for our quick chase systems; You may choose a quick chase made of 22-gauge galvanized metal framing that’s covered with ½” concrete board or 22-gauge stainless steel, which is the more costly option. Stainless steel flashing is built into our quick chases, attached to the framing members, and inserted behind the exterior concrete board.

We can also provide custom quick chases, which will address unusual roof pitches and accommodate the outside dimensions, projection, chase height, and size of the top band built into the chase. If you have no need for a custom quick chase, each of our quick chase systems comes wit a “pitch adaptor” that can easily be bolted to your chase to work with common roof pitches, including 2/12 4/12 6/12 8/12, and 10/12 roof pitches.

In addition to the quick chase, IBD also designs chase covers specifically for our quick chases. These are available in hot dip galvanized, paint grip galvanized, stainless steel and copper, and may come with a powder coating of exposed metal. Read more about our quick chases and see photos here.

Our quick chases are but one of the products that make IBD Outdoor Rooms special. We specialize in islands, firepits, fireplaces, wood fired ovens, and timberframe systems, and stand behind all of our products. Check out our selection of outdoor fireplaces today.

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