Pergolas can benefit any number of yard types. From the homey patio to the expansive back lawn, pergolas can be made to fit just about anywhere. But what is a pergola, exactly?
Sometimes confused with arbors and gazebos, a pergola lies somewhere in-between the two. It consists of columns (2 or 4, depending on the type) that hold up a latticework on top, which can be closed or open. Pergolas are larger than arbors (which are generally small, decorative arches), but usually do not have an enclosed roof or the octagonal shape of gazebos. (Though a pergola with a roof is still an option.)
Pergolas are a worthwhile addition to an Arizona home for many reasons. For starters, they extend living space, creating a welcoming space outdoors to enjoy any time of the year. You’ll actually want to spend more time outside, whether it’s to relax and read a book with a cool beverage by your side or entertain family and friends on the weekends.
Pergolas provide just enough shade without being stifling and help protect your outdoor furniture from the elements as well. Retractable pergola covers and canopies can provide additional shade. Even a hot, Arizona summer afternoon can be pleasant with the help of a strategically placed pergola.
Aside from the immediate benefits, pergola installation is also an easy, inexpensive way to increase your property value and add curb appeal, both of which come in handy if you ever decide to sell your home.
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