A beautifully-designed and accurately installed pergola is the perfect addition to your home, particularly if you love to entertain people. Whether you want to create a wonderful outdoor space for socializing or want to spend balmy nights outdoors, a pergola can provide a lot of benefits to your home.
Here are a few things to consider when you are adding a pergola to your home.
Choosing a PositionBefore you select the style of your pergola, you need to decide where you want to build it. Some of the most common places to build a pergola are on top of a deck, but it is also becoming a popular option to set up a pergola in your pool area. You can also set up a pergola on the grass in the middle of the yard and create a place to add swings or a pool.
You can also form a BBQ entertainment zone at your yard or set it up as a more private area where you can hang out with your friends. A pergola can also be connected to your house and can dub as an office.
Selecting the MaterialsThere are several different types of material that are available to build your pergola. However, some materials are better than others in terms of durability and longevity. At SoCal Pergola Company, we use aluminum and Alumawood to build pergolas that can last you for decades.
Depending on your preference, we can provide you a pergola with modern aluminum framing as well as aluminum framework with richly textured wood finishes. Whatever texture you choose, make sure they suit the appearance of your house for a seamless look.
Considering the LayoutA pergola should be able to fulfill your purpose. Consider what you will use your pergola for so that you can create the right design for it. For example, if you want your pergolas to be an outdoor dining space for a large family, you should have enough space for a large dining table and chairs. If you want a place where you can spend some quality time with your children, you will want a design that will accommodate some cushy furniture and where the kids can play around.
Choosing a RoofYou can choose the roofing of your pergola from a variety of different styles, depending on your needs and preference. A fully covered pergola can provide you shelter from the sun and rain. A pergola that consists of exposed slats in the roof is a good option to let in a healthy amount of sunlight and can be used to hang plants from the roof. You can opt for a flat roof or peaked roof as well as ones with plain or highly decorative designs. The choice is yours.
Considering Your ComfortIn order for people to make the most use of your pergola, you need to make sure your pergola is comfortable. Can it protect you from the scorching sun’s rays? Can it keep out the rain from destroying your furniture? Will it allow a nice breeze to enter? Will it protect you during cold days? You want your pergola to be usable in all sorts of weather.
Depending on your needs, you should accessorize your pergolas with heaters, fans, fire pit, furniture, drapes, wall panels, and more. You decide!
A pergola is an excellent extended living space which can serve a wide variety of purposes for you and your family. When getting a pergola, make sure to consider these factors so that you have a functional and practical pergola which can add value to your home. Reach out to us today at SoCal Pergola Company.
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