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09 August 2017

Pergolas that Stand Up to Time

The latest outdoor attraction is called a pergola. While they may seem stylish, a few years worth of wear and tear can make them look dingy and unattractive. If you are considering a pergola as part of your outside living experience, here are some ideas that will add more than original beauty to your property.

New Aluminum Pergolas

Aluminum pergolas offer a clean and perfectly-shaped shade option for entertaining and relaxing. Aluminum is high-strength and low-maintenance to withstand the bitter winds in many parts of the country. There are no unsightly brackets and no wrap-around inserts that cheapen the aesthetics. Built from the ground up, the engineering of aluminum extrusions also allow shade and breeze to make the outdoors always seem comfortable and inviting. Look for established trademarked systems that offer long warranties.

Vinyl with Canvas Shade

Perfect for a pool side shade, a vinyl pergola can easily take on the look of natural wood. Vinyl can also create a stately presence with columns that announce a refreshing break from the sun. Different prints and colors of quality canvas allow you to cover sides or top and make a cushioned interior for relaxing with drinks and company. By using canvas shades, a variety of gaiety can be matched with the changing holiday or upcoming events.

Designer pergolas can be built and placed almost anywhere along your property. When created in proportionate and made from quality materials, the beauty and comfort can be amazing. Other sustainable materials for pergolas include fiberglass, wrought iron and cedar or cypress wood. Talk with your landscape designer for ideas on how to use the latest materials in establishing a heavenly sanctuary that will last for many years to come.

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