We have watched the popularity of the pergola grow over the last few years to epic proportions. Whether used alone in the landscape or garden, or used in conjunction with another outdoor living structure, the pergola has become a timeless structure in its own right. Flip through the pages of any home and garden magazine, or peruse any outdoor design website, and the pergola is surely stealing the spotlight.
Pergola additions come with many benefits other than just the obvious aesthetic value they provide. Pergolas do deliver a measure of shade to a sunny outdoor space. The amount of shade pergolas can provide is solely dependent on the construction details of the pergola itself. A pergola that is built with wider rafters or cross beams that are placed closer together will provide more shade than one built with these elements farther apart. All of these factors however are influenced by the intended placement of your pergola in correlation to the direction and amount of sunlight your location receives. Homeowners can also add shade canopies, awnings or curtains to their pergola to receive even more protection from the sun. Many of these options look quite nice and are designed with an extra measure to help block the dangerous UVA and UVB rays from the sun.
There is also no denying the cosmetic benefit adding a pergola can provide to your backyard. Pergolas just simply look good in any setting. They can add depth and help define a deck or patio or be placed within the landscape with seating or even a swing to create a special spot to read or just relax. Pergolas also allow design freedom because you can mix mediums in your design and create an eclectic space when creating your unique addition. Archadeck of Central SC put together a video that outlines just a few of the endless possibilities of adding a pergola to your outdoor space…
The added beauty a pergola provides will enhance your home and landscape and become an asset to your home. Pergolas can be as simple or ornate as the homeowner would like. In some cases an attached pergola will actually add square footage to your home’s municipal tax base adding monetary value to your home and giving you a pergola that actually pays for itself!
If you would like to learn more about the pergola options for your existing backyard space, or you are considering an outdoor living space addition including a pergola, contact Archadeck of Central SC today. Call us for a free consultation (803) 603 – 2160
Please visit our pergola and trellis photo gallery on our website to see more examples of our diverse pergola designs.