Five Advantages of Pergolas
Five advantages of pergolas include; extending your outdoor living space, privacy and screening, shade, structural support, and improves property value. Rockaway’s carpentry division constructs pergolas for residential and commercial property owners throughout Northeast Florida. Unlike gazebos, pergolas are framed with an open roof.
–Extend your outdoor living space. creating a focal point for gatherings, patio furniture placement, and outdoor kitchens. Suppose your family is growing, and you do a great deal of entertaining. In that case, you should have a larger pergola built than you need now so that you can be filled in with all the furniture, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit later. “If your yard is smaller, scale the pergola to a size that doesn’t become the main focus of the space,” according to HGTV.com. “For a larger yard with multiple amenities, such as a deck and pool space, a larger pergola can be used to highlight the different backyard features.”
–Privacy and screening. Clients often want Rockaways’ custom-designed pergolas to create privacy and screening from other parts of their landscape, home, and adjacent properties. In communities with two or more story homes, pergolas screen out some distracting upper-story views that can provide a more cozy environment for you, your family, and guests.
–Shade. The open roof design of pergolas allows for filtered light and breezes, which reduce temperatures providing shade for you, your guests, and your plants. Consider mapping the sun’s seasonal path through your landscape when designing and considering the placement of your pergola for optimum shading effect.
–Structural Support. All Rockaway-constructed pergolas are structurally sound and installed to withstand the elements for many years. In so doing, pergolas provide structure support for vining foliage, for hanging plants, and additional drop shades to block out unwanted light at particular times of the day
–Improves Property Value. “A pergola is a great way to add value to your property while also adding to the beauty of your home, making it a good and worthwhile investment,” according to Smart Property Investment. “While adding a pergola to the outdoors of your home, it is always a better option to have a professional do so even though you might be very tempted to follow a DIY. This is because it will ensure the pergola is constructed correctly with good materials and will blend in with the existing design and aesthetics while being a sturdy structure.”
Rockaway Inc proudly serves clients throughout Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, St Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, and Fernandina Beach.
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