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3 Reasons Why You Should Build a Pergola

Building a large outdoor structure in your backyard or at your business is a big decision to make. You have to factor in location, size, material, and usually you’ll need a budget in mind. Building a pergola has many benefits. This week, we’d like to share with you a few reasons why building one may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make:

Pergolas enhance spaces and buildings
Whether the pergola you choose has curved or straight lines, this structure is eye-catching attached to a building or even standing alone. Pergolas can be used as an extension of a building by covering an open space, such as a terrace. You see these pergolas mostly at hospitals, universities, and offices or sometimes outside of homes. Pergolas can also be freestanding in a home or business setting. Usually, freestanding pergolas are found outside residential homes to provide a seating area for family and friends.’s Vinyl Vintage Classic Free Standing Pergola is a must for your backyard. Add your grill, outdoor furniture and potted plants to create an inviting spot!

They aren’t just pretty!
Pergolas are nice on the eyes in more ways than one. They are very useful in providing shade and blocking out those harmful UV rays from the sun. They are an instant canopy outside your home or business where you will want to talk with co-workers, eat dinner with your family or relax in the evening under the stars. Create an outdoor living space using a pergola as an outdoor kitchen like in the photo below!

A popular pergola among customers

A popular pergola among customers

You can also use your pergola in your garden to give climbing plants a structure in which to grow! Pergolas are also a step above having the ole umbrella and chair set.

Photo by Elle Decor

Pergolas make great spaces for weddings
More and more people are choosing to get married under outdoor structures like barns, gazebos and pergolas and opting out of the traditional church setting. If you’re thinking about going this route, saying I do under a pergola is one of the most romantic settings you could choose. Not only will the structure look perfect in your photos, but it will provide just enough structure to let you and your groom or bride be the center of attention – the way it should be! Simply drape sheer white fabric down the lattice of the pergola. This can also be done on an arbor like the one below! has a variety of arbors to choose from that will pair well with any event you’re hosting.

Photo by Bolla Photography

Photo by Bolla Photography

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WHY is the pergola without a roof? It looks like you were building a roof but ran out of money!!


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