When you have a beautiful backyard, adding an inviting outdoor pergola is the best thing you can do with it. A shaded sitting area maximizes its use, creates a cozy look, extends the living space and allows you to enjoy the beautiful sunshine on days that you can.
A pergola is a lattice-like garden feature that can be used in a number of ways, such as sitting area, shaded walkway, a green patio or deck. A pergola typically has a roof frame with several slats to keep out the sunlight and vertical pillars to support the roof on which vines are allowed to grow. Pergolas are of two types: free standing and wall-mounted.
Free-standing pergolas create a shaded pathway to your garden or outdoor sitting area. Wall mounted pergolas can transform your side yard, front yard, patio or decks. These are anchored to one side using two beams instead of four or more for support.
Pergola comes from the Latin word “pergula,” meaning projection eave. It is a type of gazebo that can also serve as a link between pavilions in an open terrace. They are effective and attractive solutions that add visual and financial value to your home.
Pergolas are popular with many landscape architects, interior and exterior designers. They are also favoured by DIY enthusiasts to enhance the beauty of usable open space in natural ways. Rustic natural materials, such as wood and metal that appears like wood are popular additions to enhance aesthetic appeal. However, pergolas are not designed to protect you from bad weather, such as rain, hail and snow, unlike canopies, gazebos and awnings. It enhances the look of a patio, deck or outdoor sitting area by creating an extremely pretty, cozy setting that enhances the look of your home.
A pergola canopy is not enough to keep out the strong rays of the sun. An extra cover is often required to provide more shade and create a cozier effect.
There are pergola kits available to make installation easy. Call Rose Sun window coverings for help. You can use them for residential or commercial purposes to enhance your home and properties such as restaurants, wineries, wedding patios and playgrounds.