A pergola is an open-sided structure usually made with wooden pillars and framework topped with lattice. With climbing vines or plants, it makes a nice focal point in a garden.
Extra Living Space
A pergola can be an extension of your indoor living area. It can take you outside to enjoy an airy and open space.
An uncovered patio can become quite hot in the summer months. With a well-designed pergola, you can reduce the amount of sun and enjoy the outdoors.
A pergola can make a nice feature in your garden. With climbing plants and vines, pergolas can provide shelter and create an area of interest in a garden sitting area or pathway.
If privacy is an issue, a pergola that is strategically placed in your backyard can give you more privacy from neighbors or passersby.
According to Lydia Player of Virginia Cook Realtors, having a pergola may help your home sell faster by making it more attractive to perspective buyers.
Michele M. Howard
Michele M. Howard began writing professionally in 2009, producing sports, fitness, home improvement and gardening articles for various websites. In addition to writing, Howard is a United States Professional Tennis Association tennis instructor and a professional racket stringer. Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Southern Connecticut State University.