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Do Pergolas Provide Shade? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Pergolas

Homeowners are always looking for ways to improve their backyard aesthetic. So, you are looking to add a comfortable seating area to snuggle up with your partner at the end of the day. Or you want to spruce up the patio to host your next cookout.

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Do Pergolas Provide Shade? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Pergolas

Either way, you probably came across pergolas in your research or you fell in love with the pergola that your friend has over their patio. What is a pergola? What is the point of a pergola? Do pergolas provide shade?

Continue reading to learn the answers to the questions most asked about pergolas.


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What Is a Pergola?

A pergola is composed of four vertical posts and an open-styled rafter ceiling that provides an outdoor sitting space with protection from the sun. Pergolas can be decorated to fit your style, with string lights, fabric, or a ceiling fan for added airflow.

There are so many benefits to having a pergola in your backyard or outdoor patio space.

Do Pergolas Provide Shade?

Yes, even though pergolas have an open rafter-styled roof, they provide plenty of shade depending on the angle of the rafter. The pergola can give up to 90% of shade while allowing full airflow between the slats.

Some pergolas also have an option to add drop shades and privacy panels onto the sides. This allows for more shade to be utilized depending on the time of day and how much shade is wanted.

Do Pergolas Require a Lot of Maintenance?

No. In as little as one day, you will have a fully functional pergola. With Backyard Living Structures’ pergolas & pergola kits, they are super easy to install. You can have a kit shipped to you to install yourself or you can have a professional install it for you!

Once you have the pergola installed, the hard part is over. They require very little maintenance. A simple routine scrub down with soap and water will have your pergola looking brand new.

Aluminum-reinforced vinyl pergolas are stronger than wooden pergolas. They won’t break down as easily over time, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time repairing or repainting them.

Do Pergolas Add to Backyard Quality?

Pergolas add quality in both aesthetic and comfort to your backyard. They become an extension of your living space. Pergolas are both pleasing to the eye and space to kick back and relax at the end of the day.

Pergolas are the perfect area to host a get-together or to have people drop by unannounced. You don’t have to worry about your backyard looking less than picture-perfect for your guests.

A Pergola Will Improve Your Living Space

Do pergolas provide shade and other great benefits? Yes, they do! A pergola will improve your overall outdoor living space.

You will be enjoying your patio again in no time at all.

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