Do you love entertaining when the weather is nice outside? Do you enjoy being outside on the patio but can’t handle the Texas heat? Do you need shade to take care of your precious plants? Then, you may consider adding a custom pergola to your home.
Typically featured in large patios or decks and gardens or park areas, pergolas are large, open outdoor structures that offer versatility in design and structure. A patio pergola can be attached to a building or freestanding. If attached, a pergola typically uses elements like beams, rafters, and columns/posts to offer support and shelter in an outdoor area.
A pergola can add shade and appeal to your outdoor living space. At first glance, a pergola may not look like it provides enough shade, especially in the Texas heat, but if angled correctly, a pergola is a great way to add shade to your outdoor living space. Aside from the shade a pergola provides, there are many reasons why you should consider adding a pergola to your home.
Create a Space to Entertain Outside
If you like to entertain, a pergola offers an outdoor entertainment area that is both functional and attractive. Whether you prefer an outdoor dining area, lounge, or living room area with outdoor seating, a pergola can help define a space and provide shade on sunny days.
Although the structure of a pergola is open, if you prefer a bit more privacy, you can customize your pergola. You can add drapes, screens, or latticework to your pergola for added privacy.
Customize Your Space
Aside from the ability to add drapes, latticework, or screens, a custom pergola can be made of a variety of colors and materials. Depending on your budget and style, a custom pergola design can vary greatly from metal, cedar, and vinyl materials. You can get as creative as possible to add your own personal touch to your backyard.
Adds Value to Your Home
A pergola can enhance your outdoor living space, making it attractive for buyers when you want to sell. Although the ROI is not that high, the overall enhancement and appeal of your home’s backyard can be an added value to some homeowners, giving you an edge over other homes on the market.
Protection and Shade from the Elements
A pergola can offer a nice, shaded area where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or even a nice meal. As an option, you can add a custom pergola with a canopy that you can open and close in times of inclement weather.
Are You Ready to Add a Custom Pergola?
No matter what reason you choose to add a pergola to your outdoor space, we’re sure you’ll be happy with your decision. The benefits listed only scratch the surface on how the right pergola can transform any outdoor living space. Custom pergolas can create the feeling of an inviting and open outdoor living room which can be customized to your style. Plus, with the design versatility, the structure can fit into the space seamlessly, making it look like it’s part of the home.
Want a custom pergola, but not sure about which design option is right for you? Check out some of our custom pergola designs. Can’t find a design you like? Don’t worry, we can custom design and build one that’s right for you.
At AGF Custom Metal Concepts, we work with you to custom design the right pergola based on your style and needs. Contact us today to get started on your custom pergola.