First, what is a pergola?
A pergola in essence is a type of gazebo that is usually open lattice or cross beams. It provides the opportunity to support flowers with vines and creates natural and beautiful shade.
Where would you add a pergola to your outdoor living space?
Generally a pergola is a feature that you would add onto your patio. There are also options for one to be added to a walkway which would give extra shade for the walkway.
A pergola can be constructed out of a variety of materials include wood, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl and more! Depending on what type of material you choose to create your pergola will determine what type of maintenance is required. For instance, a wood pergola will require staining every couple of years to make sure the wood is protected from the outdoor elements.
Whether you intend to put an outdoor table and chairs under it or outdoor patio chairs and couch, a pergola is a great place for entertaining guests as well as relaxing on those beautiful days and evenings. It is also a beautiful addition to your home and extends your outdoor living space a little further, which is something everyone is looking for these days.
Add a gas heater and extend the use of it into the cooler season or even add lights and an outdoor fan to it. Keep in mind, whatever you add to it, needs to be able to withstand the outdoor elements.
If you’ve been thinking about adding a pergola to your outdoor living space, give us a call. We have built several pergolas for happy customers.
A Stone’s Throw, LLC creates beautiful hardscaping projects for individuals around the Leesport PA, Allentown PA, and Hamburg PA area. We strive to create your beautiful outdoor oasis!