Is a pergola the same as a patio?
A patio is an outdoor area usually constructed from concrete or stone, while a pergola is an outdoor structure with horizontal roof beams and vertical posts that also provides shade from the sun but allows for vines or other plants to grow.
A patio is typically designed for seating and lounging; a pergola can be used in a similar way, but also provides more protection from the elements and a framework for growing plants.
The benefits of installing an outdoor pergola
- A pergola shields you from the harsh Perth sun and other elements. However, as the structure is not completely closed off, it creates an outdoor feel and allows cool air to flow through your outdoor space.
- As a pergola provides a framework for hanging or climbing plants, it can add greenery to your outdoor space and can add visual interest to up a dull area.
- With the right furniture, you can create an outdoor entertainment area that is usable in any weather.
- It can be custom designed and installed to suit any space you have available.
How a pergola adds value to your home
A pergola creates a sense of privacy in your outdoor space. We Aussies love to entertain outside: therefore, adding a pergola to your backyard significantly increases the appeal and value of your home in the property market. A pergola provides a beautiful outdoor living space, creating a great area to entertain guests – especially if you have limited space inside your home. Finally, it creates a more enjoyable atmosphere for you and your family.
Pergolas can also be used as a sophisticated carport. Our pergola installation team can design a protective structure that will also elevate your front yard aesthetics.
Pergola design and installation experts in Perth
The Perway Construction team are your trusted pergola installation experts. We can custom design your pergola to suit your style, your outdoor space and your specific needs. Contact us today for a quote.