Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Pergolas Add Style and Structure to Your Garden or Outdoor Space

If you want to make the best use of your outside space, add style and structure to your garden, avoid direct sunlight and heat while you enjoy hanging out in your garden or outdoor space, then pergolas are ideal for your home. Pergolas can be constructed using various materials and are best at giving you protection against the external elements while you make the best use of your outside space.

Pergolas are best used to make a structure in the open space of your home; that space can be a garden, veranda or a place by the pool. At such place you will be protected under the pergola while you enjoy the outdoor view. If you like you can decorate your pergolas with plants and other decorative items to make it look more beautiful and attractive.

If you are thinking to buy a pergola then here are some things that you need to know before you purchase one.


  • Materials used to construct pergola:

Pergolas can be made using many different kinds of materials including wood, metal, stone, and vinyl. The most popular types of material used in making pergolas are wood and stone. Wood is much more affordable material compared to the stones. But one need to make sure that only weather resistant wood must be used to construct pergolas as they are outdoor structures. Cedar is durable and beautiful looking wood which is most commonly used for pergolas. Depending upon your personal choice and the weather conditions prevailing in your town you can choose the material that suits your styling needs the best.

  • Understanding of the DIY pergola kits:

Many people find it very exciting to buy a pergola for their home, but are often intimidated by the do it yourself pergola kits. If you buy such kit from a reputed pergola shop or a home improvement shop then it will become very easy for you to construct a pergola yourself, following the detailed instructions they give with the plan. Another reason to buy these kits from the reputed supplier is that they will not miss out on any part required to build up the pergola, and they will provide the best quality material to you. You can also send them the pictures of your garden, back yard or front yard where you are thinking to erect a pergola and accordingly they will help you in picking the right design for you.

  • Choosing the material and style as per your requirement as well as weather conditions:

You do not want to replace the pergolas every few years and that is why you need to make sure that you have chosen the right design and material for your pergola which lasts at least 10 years. If the climate where you live is moist and harsh then you much choose the wood or other material accordingly. On the other hand if you are living in a dry climate then even less expensive materials will last long.

  • Benefits of having a pergola:

Pergolas have many uses, they not only add useful structure to your outdoor space they also help you to make that space look more attractive and beautiful. Pergolas can be designed to meet various purposes such as gazebo, trellis, outdoor living space, outdoor kitchen or barbeque etc. If you decide to go for a do it yourself kit then you can save a lot of money and have an attractive structure outside, which you can build with your family.

There are many benefits of pergolas and that is why they are so popular among the home owners. However, when you decide to buy a pergola make sure that the seller gives you the warranty for the material used even if you are going for a custom made pergola. They should be able to replace the parts of your pergola if the need be. To find such suppliers you must look online to find pergolas and decking store owners with over fifteen years of experience in the industry, as they will be more reliable than newbie.