Having a nice deck or patio is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors. That said, there are plenty of ways to upgrade that experience and make it something even more special. Installing a pergola is one such route that adds a new element of style and elegance while also offering up plenty of utility that will help get you outside even more. Most folks enjoy the outdoors and are just itching for an excuse to spend an afternoon outside reading, soaking up the sun, or spending quality time with loved ones. If you’re thinking about installing a pergola on your property, consider these major benefits that may just sway your opinion.
Add Some Shade
A pergola may not offer exactly the same amount of shade as a full-on canopy or an overhead deck, but a pergola will offer up some additional shade. They also allow you some ability to customize your shade to your preference. Some people choose to strategically place plants around a pergola or even use certain kinds of fabric that can act as a temporary canopy and then later be taken down. That extra bit of shade made just keep you outdoors for longer than is typical!
If you use an actual awning or have an enclosed patio, you’re going to lose a bit of that openness. While this may strike the right balance for some, it’s far too limiting for others. You may want to retain that fresh air and breezy feeling that allows you to do something like grill comfortable or get a bit of sunlight into your space.
Rain can keep you trapped inside even if it’s just a little bit of dribbling outside. A pergola doesn’t offer the same protection that three or four season rooms would, for example, though they are still capable of giving you some additional protection when there’s a small amount of rainfall.
As far as outdoor structures go that can help add to a patio or deck, pergolas are one of the most customizable options out there. Just about anything can work with pergolas. Open up new possibilities including swings, tool racks, plants, hobby-related items, speakers, decorations, and lights by installing a brand new pergola for your home.
Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio
When you embark on your next project to erect a pergola on your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.