Are you looking to add beauty and functionality to your outdoor space? Then a pergola may be just what you’re looking for. Pergolas are rectangular structures with flat slatted roofs that typically rest on four posts. Their simplicity makes them quite versatile, especially if you like spending time outdoors. Here are just some of the reasons why homeowners love them:
1. Pergolas create defined space
If you don’t already have a dedicated outdoor space for lounging, like a patio or backyard, a pergola can create that for you. You can then use that space to hang plants from the roof beams or train ivy, honeysuckle, clematis or other climbing plants to grow around the ground posts and eventually, around the roof.
2. Pergolas offer protection
Pergolas offer shaded space. You can stay cool and enjoy the beautiful Texas spring and summer weather without worrying that you’ll get sunburned. And if you’re worried about privacy, you can just add drapes or screens, which can also protect against bugs, to one or more sides of the pergola.
3. Pergolas are structurally versatile
Pergolas are beautiful as freestanding structures. But they can also be built as lead-ins to other outdoor structures on your property. For example, you can design your pergola so that it extends between your house and a pre-existing gazebo. You can also build it in a variety of materials including wood, metal or vinyl.
4. Pergolas install easily
If you’re a DIYer, you’ll find many pergola kits that come with pre-cut pieces and all the hardware you’ll need. The one down side to this option is that you won’t be able to have much input on the design. You’ll also need the tools for installation and as well help to get the posts and rafters up.
5. Pergolas add value
You can add to the resale value of your home with a pergola. According to one survey conducted by Realtor.com, 51% of buyers ranked outdoor living space as the most attractive quality in a home. What’s even better is that pergolas are among the less expensive options for homeowners interested in backyard improvement.
Sunshine Sunrooms is a North Texas company that can help you create the perfect pergola to enjoy the upcoming Texas summer in style and comfort. With almost 25 years of home remodeling experience, we have the designing and building expertise that you can trust. Let us show you the way to add beauty and value to your home: contact us today!