Pergolas and Covered Patios

Pergola

A pergola is an outdoor room with cross rafters and no walls meant to define an outdoor space. It provides a light, airy place to relax or dine. Pergolas are generally freestanding, but can be attached to another building. They work great both within the landscape and next to the home.

  • Creates visual interest
  • Adds usable outdoor space by adding an area for outdoor furniture that is somewhat protected from the elements
  • Advantage over standard patio roof because you determine the amount of shade by very the size and spacing of the rafters
  • Can give the homeowner some added privacy
  • Adds value to the home

Covered Patio

A covered patio is a structure that is attached to the house. The design of the house and the roof must usually be taken into consideration (windows and roofline). The covered patio will normally sit below the roofline. How enclosed the patio will be can vary depending on the preference of the homeowner.

  • Roof is normally made of aluminum, wood, or canopy-style
  • Cools the home by putting windows in the shade
  • Allows the homeowner to enjoy their outdoor space in the rain, sun, and fresh air
  • Range of prices