3 Reasons to Install a Pergola for your Patio

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Updated on Aug 29, 2020

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As the warm weather starts to ramp back up, many homeowners are looking at ways to improve their property and get everyone spending more time outside. However, the warm weather also means baking in the hot midday sun. Whatever outdoor home improvements are on the agenda, they need to be ones that provide some relief from the summer sun. They also need to be quick and easy to install as the summer season will be gone before you know it.

This is where choosing to install a pergola for your patio makes the most sense. A pergola is a post and beam structure, often made from thick pieces of wood (metal is an option), that provides space underneath for relaxing and entertaining. Desert Sun Patios has what you are looking for, but if you need more convincing, here are 3 most common reasons to install a pergola for your patio:

  • Speed of construction – the biggest benefit of installing a pergola directly on your patio is that you don’t have to worry about foundations or leveling – all the hard work has been done for you. In most cases, all you need to do is install metal “feet” for the posts to slot into and build the pergola from there. It will be worth running a level over the tops of the posts before you install the beams to make sure that your patio is in fact flat. Installing a pergola for your patio can be done in as little as 2 days from start to finish.
  • Shade from the sun – another benefit of a patio pergola is that it will provide immediate shade from the sun right next to your home. The reflection of heat from the exterior walls of your house can make your patio one of the hottest spaces on your property. By choosing a tight lattice for your pergola, or growing leafy plants up and over the beams, you can create a shaded space and drastically reduce the temperature on your patio, which will encourage people to spend more time there.
  • Extended home – a full home extension can cost a small fortune and even something like a screen room can take a long time to plan and install. A pergola on your patio acts as an immediate home extension, effectively creating an extra room directly outside. This makes your patio pergola the ideal place for an outside dining area or a comfortable setting for outdoor couches and a fire pit. In either case, you and your family will cherish the extra space all summer long.
  • The best part about installing a pergola, from a homeowners point of view, is the incredible return on investment ratio. It can instantly transform a drab patio space into something more inviting and makes potential buyers envisage their new outdoor summer lives. The cost of installing and maintaining a pergola on your patio are very reasonable and are considerably outweighed by the amount of value that they add to your home when you come to sell; though with the extra space and shade afforded by your patio pergola, that might not be for a long time to come!

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