Pergolas and other shade structures are the perfect way of enjoying the outdoors even when the conditions outside are less than appealing. In the heat of summer, you can relax and entertain outdoors without being overwhelmed by the beating sun.
Pergolas are a freestanding structure usually placed within the landscape. They can cover a pathway and define the walking space, or can cover a patio or entertaining space outdoors. A pergola usually has open sides, and either a slatted or solid roof.
The majority of pergolas are constructed of wood because it’s easy to adjust the size and style to fit your needs. You don’t need unusual tools to cut it, it’s widely available, and it can be painted, stained, or left natural to weather.