You might have heard the word pergola before and not truly know what one is. That’s okay, you’re not alone. Pergolas are free-standing structures that are often used in the backyard to give partial shade while allowing free air circulation. They don’t have roofs, per se, but they do have an open lattice type design that gives relief from direct sunlight. A pergola is not only a functional addition to your home, but gives you a gorgeous addition to your landscape. We not only build pools, but we can build the perfect pergola for whatever you need.
Where Does It Go?
A pergola can give you the feel of an outdoor room, which is why many people have one constructed over their outdoor kitchen area. This way you can enjoy the sun and fresh air while you cook, and eat, in the elements.
If you have an outdoor hot tub, a pergola is ideal way to provide privacy. You can hang drapery that can be closed when you enjoy the hot tub, or opened to enjoy the breeze. Add a few hooks to hang your robes instead of setting them on the ground.
Patios are the most common areas for a pergola as you can place your furniture underneath and enjoy sitting outside with less exposure to the sun than an open deck. And some people choose to weave vines through the top of the structure to provide even more shade and gorgeous greenery.
The design of a pergola is up to you. Some are square, some are U-shaped, and some are even octagonal. The design is really based on what you need and where you need it.
Most pergolas are made of wood, typically a treated lumber, but they can also be made of vinyl.
You can place a lattice-work wall along one side, leave the entire thing open, use drapery, or even consider a UV resistant cloth to cover the roof.
If you think that a pergola would be the perfect addition to your yard and home, Infinity Pools can help. Yes, we have an excellent reputation in building pools, but that reputation extends to pergolas, too. We can find a design and style that works perfectly with your landscape, enhancing what you have, or creating something new. When you think that your yard needs something extra, that one missing piece, a pergola might be the answer.