The Benefits of a Pergola

That summer sun sure can get hot. But you don’t want that to deter you from entertaining. So what are your options? Well, you could stay inside, but what fun is that? Or you could create some shade for you and your guests. There are several ways to do this; you could, for example, install an awning or plant some trees. But awnings aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as you would like and trees just take too long to grow. You need immediate results that will also enhance the look and feel of your entire landscape.

What about a pergola?

If you are sitting there and asking yourself, “What’s a pergola?” then you came to the right place. This article from explains everything you need to know about pergolas – what they are, how they work and why they are beneficial.

Pergolas are built using three or more support posts with beams running between them, creating shade–lines that break up the intense sun of summer. This structure not only provides shade, but also aesthetic appeal, as it is perfect for growing vines and climbing roses. Also, the beams can be scalloped and shaped for a more decorative look.

In its most simple form a pergola will create only dappled shade. But with vines and plants growing over top of the structure you can easily create a visually attractive backyard feature that provides all-encompassing shade.

Pergolas are an excellent way to add design and architectural details to your patio. Pergolas are fairly simple and inexpensive to build. A pergola will provide partial shade for your outdoor patio. However, if you would like complete shade, you will need to completely cover your pergola with pressure-treated wood, outdoor fabric or another weather-resistant material.

Mid Atlantic Deck and Fence (MAD Fence)offers a wide variety of pagodas, gazebos, and pergolas. Just think – no more baking in the hot summer sun, it’s time to start enjoying your backyard now. Please take a minute to review some of the projects we have completed and make your dreams become a reality. Why wait contact us today so we can get your project started today.

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