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8 Reasons to Own a Pergola

8 Reasons to Own a Pergola

Hot enough for you? In the sizzling Utah summer, we could all use an opportunity to cool off every once in a while. A chance to relax and enjoy a welcome break in the shade and a reprieve from the searing heat. A Pergola can provide exactly that in your back yard. You may be on the fence about owning a Pergola, or you may never even have considered one before. But this simple yet beautiful structure can transform your outdoor space and benefit your garden in a number of wonderful ways. Here are just a few great reasons to own a Pergola…

  1. They provide shade and shelter from the elements – One of the many great things about a Pergola is that they can provide protection from the elements. On those hot sunny days it can give you a welcome reprieve from the intense Utah sun. If you have a Pergola with an additional optional canopy, it can also provide shelter when it rains.
  2. They provide a clearly defined and functional space – It’s always nice to be able to compartmentalize your space. A Pergola affords you a clearly defined space in which to entertain guests or dine outside. It also provides a great focal point for your back yard’s aesthetic, especially if you don’t already have a patio or deck.
  3. They afford you the opportunity to do cool things with plants – We all know that proximity to beautiful plants is not only aesthetically pleasing but a real boon for our mental health. And a Pergola provides you with a plethora of opportunities. You can hang plants in baskets. You can grow clematis, ivy or honeysuckle from the ground up. Your only limit is your imagination.
  4. They give you the privacy you need – Want to be able to relax or sunbathe in your garden away from the prying eyes of your neighbors. A Pergola makes it easy to do just that, enhancing your enjoyment of your garden while also safeguarding your privacy.
  5. They’re easy to install –  Your free time is both limited and precious. And there’s nothing more frustrating than committing yourself to a DIY task that becomes and endless and irritating slog. The good news is that a Pergola’s simple yet beautiful structure is surprisingly quick and easy to install. They’re made from pre-cut wood and come with all the hardware you’ll need. All you need to do is provide the tools and a little elbow grease.
  6. They’re really versatile – A Pergola can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a shaded and plant-filled space in which you can relax with a book and a glass of wine after a hard day. It can be a place in which you can entertain guests at a barbecue or dinner party. You’ll always be able to find a new use for your Pergola.
  7. They can add value to your home – That’s right! As well as the value you’ll feel every day from having a beautiful and relaxing outdoor space, with attractive landscaping experts believe that a Pergola can add as much as 20% to your home’s value.
  8. They’re gorgeous! – Finally, beauty is its own reward. Every time you look at your Pergola you’ll get a little spark of pleasure at its aesthetic beauty and near-limitless function. Now that’s what we call value!