Pergola Expansions The Perfect Way to Compliment Your Patio
A Pergola is an excellent choice for adding an enhancement to compliment your existing deck or patio area or to expand your outdoor entertainment area.
Landscape improvements add additional value to the selling price of your home, and it improves the aesthetical appeal of your property.
What Are The Advantages Of Building A Pergola?
A pergola is a great space when you want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening outside in the garden. A retractable shade can be added to provide more protection against light rain or the harsh sun.
When you’ve decided on installing a Pergola, you can either have it custom designed, or you can buy a kit from a US manufacturer and have a professional install it for you.
Materials Used When Installing A Pergola
Pressure-treated wood – are a budget-friendly option with a decent lifespan, but over time this material is subjective to warping, checking or cracking over time. The appearance can be complemented by staining or painting.
Wood – are one of the most desirable options as it contains natural oils which provide resistance against rotting, fungi, termites, insects, shrinking, warping and decay. Popular wood types for pergolas include Redwood, cedar, mahogany and teak. Adding an effective sealant can provide adequate protection against weather conditions, chipping or cracking. Wood is an excellent choice for either a free-standing pergola or one that is built as an extension to an existing feature.
Vinyl – is a great choice when you’re looking for a pergola that requires little maintenance. The pergola builders can add a few coats of paint but keep in mind that the colour choices are somewhat restricted.
Metal – is an ideal choice when you’re looking for a sturdy and durable pergola of a significant size. Regular maintenance is required by adding a sealer to act as a rust deterrent.
PVC – by using a compact PVC type you can have a highly resistant Pergola for outdoor use. This type of material requires little to no maintenance and are not faced with problems associated with having wood or metal Pergolas.
Fibreglass – are one of your priciest material considerations but has remarkable benefits due to the durability of the material the pergola can span over larger distances without the need to install as many posts. Fibreglass can be painted in any colour and the paint will last longer.
Stone or brick – many people prefer stone or brick when building a pergola as it is an excellent choice for matching the exterior of your house, mainly when built as an extension, attached to the outdoor walls. This material requires very little maintenance and are highly tough and resistant.
An outdoor pergola can be an excellent addition to your outdoor entertainment area, garden or patio and apart from providing cover it has a tremendous decorative appeal.
Pergolas can be installed in different sizes or shapes, and you have a selection of material choices. You can even consider combining more than one material to match your budget and unique style.