When you’re looking for an outdoor living area that you can enjoy with your friends and family, there is no shortage of choices. From screened rooms to overhangs, there are many ways you can keep everyone out of the sun, define your space, and enhance the value of your properly. However, one choice that doesn’t get the attention it deserves is the pergola.

This unique structure is often made out of wood, but it can also be made out of metal or vinyl. It’s an especially eye-catching option for the backyard that is sure to get noticed, while other designs are created to melt into your landscape.

That’s not all! Not only is a new pergola a beautiful option for your backyard, it comes with other benefits too.

Endless Landscaping Options

No other outdoor space complements landscaping designs like a pergola. With open lattice work up above, it’s easy to hang plants to create a hanging garden. This open lattice work design is also ideal if you want to plant crawling vines.

Not only do pergolas enhance the plants in your yard, they can also enhance other structures. They are commonly used as a lead-in to other features in the yard, like verandas and gazebos. They can be used with arches, fire pits, and more.

Shade All Day Long

The open lattice work on the top of the pergola is undeniably beautiful, but many homeowners worry how much shade the structure can actually make. It turns out, quite a bit!

As the sun moves through the sky, it hits the slats at an angle, providing you with plenty of shade in the morning and the evening. For that portion of the day when the sun beats down from straight above, the pergola can be fitted with a canopy or a screen. Vines can enhance the shade under your pergola, as can weaving long panels of fabric between the slats.

Added Value to Your Home

Most home enhancements will increase the value of your home, but when done right, a new pergola can increase the value of your home more than other projects. It has the potential to increase the value of your home by as much as 20-percent when paired with the right landscaping!

If you decide you want to add a pergola to your backyard, it is important to turn to a professional and trusted pergola installer. Not only can Home Renew install sunrooms, we can also help you customize a pergola just for your home. We’ll make sure it is installed to last too! Contact us today to learn more about all of your design options!