The Joys Of Having A Pergola

What is a pergola?

A pergola is an outdoor structure consisting of columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters. Pergolas can be freestanding or attached to a house.  Pergolas typically include some kind of flooring such as concrete, deck, or patio. Pergolas are made for both entertaining and quiet reflection.

Why have a pergola in your backyard?

There are so many reasons to have a pergola in your backyard.   A pergola can enhance your outdoor space in so many ways.

It can create an amazing entertainment area in your backyard for having guests over for a BBQ or a relaxing area to sit outside a read a book.

They are beautiful and you can personalize to your own style.  You are able to pick your own size, design, and look and feel to match your landscaping and your home.

Pergolas can be made from any number of different materials including, wood, metal, plastic, or vinyl. The shape and size of your pergola are completely unlimited. You can choose premade or custom designs from a pergola builder that suit your needs.  There are so many design options to choose from that are flexible to your own personality and style.

If you want an area for privacy you can add a canopy, drapes, latticework or sides to a pergola. It can give you shade to relax without the hot sun beating down on you.

If you love flowers and plants, a pergola is a great place to hang them that will give instant beauty to your back yard. Pergolas are great for growing vines or other plants that need support.

A pergola maximizes your usable outdoor space by adding furniture that will be protected from the weather elements. It can make your furniture last longer too which is always a plus.

What are the benefits of having a pergola?

  • Pergolas can define a space but don’t close in your yard.
  • Pergolas give a modern feel to your landscaping.
  • Pergolas are affordable, durable and low maintenance.
  • Pergolas have multiple uses such as providing shade, entertaining, a place to grow plants, and so much more.
  • Pergolas further extend your living space, therefore also increasing the value of your home. Attractive landscaping can add up to 20% value to your home.

A pergola is a gorgeous structure that adds a lot of appeal to backyards. We are sure you will love your pergola for whatever your use may be. Talk to us today to discuss your next home improvement project now! Our professionals offer a number of handyman services in the Denver area including the cities of Lakewood and Golden.