What is a Pergola?
A pergola is an outdoor structure made from wood, vinyl, or aluminum. They can be either freestanding or attached directly to the outside wall of your home to extend out over an existing patio or deck. They are generally centered over a patio door that leads to your backyard.
Free-standing pergolas are designed to support themselves and can be placed wherever you wish. The options are endless - place them on decks, patios, on the lawn, by the pool, or in a garden area!
What can I use a Pergola for?
- Entertaining guests
- Beautifying your backyard
- Making your backyard more homey
- Relaxing with family and friends
- Enjoying a morning cup of coffee
- Reading a book
Pergolas can be exciting things to customize. Choose whether you want wood or vinyl, as well as the color, post style, overhead style (shade cover), and size. Once your pergola is installed, there are endless possibilities for decoration. Leave it plain or add lights.
Benefits of a wood or vinyl pergola.
Additional Outdoor Living Space: A pergola can provide additional outdoor living space and create a focal point in your garden or backyard.
Shade and Protection: A pergola can provide shade and protection from the sun and rain, making your outdoor space more comfortable and usable.
Aesthetics: A pergola adds visual interest and beauty to your outdoor space and can be designed and built in a variety of styles for your tastes and needs.
Value-Add: A pergola can increase the value of your property by adding a unique feature to your outdoor living space.
Versatility: Pergolas can be used for multiple purposes, such as outdoor dining, entertaining, relaxing, and more.
There are a few things to consider when deciding on a wood or vinyl pergola.
Wood pergolas are perfect for a very natural, traditional look and feel. They also make great support for plants which adds a beautiful aesthetic to any area. Wood pavilions can be easily customized, stained, painted, and decorated to fit your style and taste. So, if you decide to change things up at any point, just give your pergola a fresh coat of paint and get a whole new look!
Wood is a renewable resource and is biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly option for pergolas.
Vinyl pergolas have plenty of perks too. Vinyl is very low maintenance. Simply hose off your pergola in the spring and never worry about maintenance the rest of the summer. Vinyl is also very durable and resistant to decay and pests.
Pergolas can be customized to allow varying amounts of privacy, and shade while adding style to your backyard. By default, the overhead structure will provide a bit of filtered light, but shade can be increased through the use of more structure timbers, by adding screening, or by planting climbing perennial plants.
We would love to help you customize a pergola for creating your ideal outdoor entertainment or relaxation space. Contact us with your ideas, we are here to help, click the link below to get started.