Add immediate shade to your outdoor living area with a pergola. Fully customizable to provide various degrees of sun and weather protection, pergolas are versatile additions to your outdoor living space. Generally freestanding, pergolas can be incorporated into almost any area of the landscape—attach to the side of your house, link two structures to frame views, define an area within a yard, or add sculptural quality to a space. In addition to serving a variety of purposes, your new pergola can be created to specifically fit your personal style and use your preferred materials.

 

Design Considerations

  • Size: After determining how you will use your pergola (a quiet retreat, dining area, etc.) you need to choose the size. Allow enough space for comfort if it is being added to a dining or lounging area, but continue to consider its size in reference to the rest of you outdoor living area and landscape.
  • Style: Choose a pergola style that patches your home and landscape to create a cohesive aesthetic. The materials used, in addition to the size of the support posts and overhead pieces will determine the look of your pergola.
  • Add-on Features: Adding lights, cooling fans, mounted heaters, and gas and electrical lines can make your pergola more inviting and extend the amount of time you can use this area throughout the year.
  • Material: Pergolas can be built with many different materials, including wood, wrought iron, vinyl, aluminum, and steel. The most common construction material for pergolas is wood due to its versatility, durability, and traditional appearance—but not all woods are created equal. Teak or other exotic hardwoods will outperform softwoods which require the most maintenance and last the least amount of time and pressure-treated wood will provide moisture and insect resistance. If longevity is your top concern, more contemporary choices, such as vinyl, aluminum, or steel pergolas will last twice as long as ones constructed of wood.

 

Partner with the Pergola Specialists at Atlanta Porch & Patio

Add a pergolas to your home this year for added shade, to create an outdoor “room,” or to increase your home’s value. At Atlanta Porch & Patio we are dedicated to creating EXTRAORDINARY outdoor living spaces throughout the metro Atlanta area. Our mission is to turn our clients’ ideas, dreams, and visions into personalized, tangible outcomes to enjoy for years to come. We love to build and install pergolas that exceed our clients’ expectations. Our expert designers can create a stunning structure specifically suited to your outdoor space and our experienced builders will create a pergola built to the highest standards. Call 678-398-7077, email, or contact us through our online form today to get started on adding a beautiful addition to your home with a pergola that matches your personality and style.