How to Choose the Right Material for Your Pergola

With so many material choices, how do you decide the best material to build your pergola? Pergolas can be built out of virtually any material. Wood is the most common. However, pergolas can be built out of aluminum, steel, and even vinyl. So what are some considerations when choosing your material? Some things to consider when choosing material for your pergola are aesthetics, maintenance, longevity, performance, and of course, cost. There are pros and cons Read more…

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What is a Pergola?

A pergola is basically an arbor or trellis, which is a structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters. A pergola can be used to create shade, or as an architectural addition to your yard. Most pergolas or arbors consist of at least 2 posts if attached to your house on one end, or 4 posts for a free standing pergola. Depending on size, the amount of posts Read more…

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