Pergolas are an architectural element that can add to the beauty and value of your home. While they are often made of wood, aluminum pergola’s are quite popular as well, as there are many hidden benefits.
Aluminum pergolas benefits: LOW MAINTENANCE
Aluminum pergolas are much more low maintenance than wood. Whereas wood requires occasional staining, sealing or painting, aluminum will stand the test of time by retaining its color. If your aluminum pergola gets dirty a spray with the garden hose should take care of it.
Aluminum pergolas benefits: LIGHTWEIGHT
Aluminum is much lighter than wood, but that’s not to say that your aluminum pergola won’t be strong. While anchoring is required as with wood, they are still able to withstand the elements and won’t let you down. Aluminum pergolas are one of the best options for a lightweight pergola.
Aluminum pergolas benefits: INSECT RESISTANT
Bugs and insects love wood. Avoid the appeal and potential infestation of insects with aluminum.
What are the best design choices for aluminum pergolas?
With aluminum you have the option of pre fabricated architectural elements you may not find with wood. Columns made to look like concrete, lattice overheads, gingerbread trim or any number of other elements are available and your structure merely need to be assembled.
Aluminum pergolas uses
There are so many uses for aluminum pergolas on your property. Patio cover is the most common, with either a free standing structure or one attached to your home. Imagine sipping an ice cold drink under cover of your pergola on a hot summer’s day. Or laying back in your lawn chair with a good book and catching the occasional breeze.
An aluminum pergola can serve as a feature on your lawn as well. Just as with a wooden pergola it will need to be anchored, but will look beautiful with a water feature, flagstones and plantings, or maybe a hammock.
A pergola can make an amazing covered walkway leading to your home. Overgrown with vines, and with a stone pathway leading the way, your pergola will greet visitors in a way nothing else can.
Aluminum pergolas will save you money over time
Aluminum pergolas will save you money over time because of the low maintenance and durability and they will always look great, as they are fade resistant as well as insect resistant and weather resistant. Aluminum pergolas are made from high quality materials and will never rot or mildew like wood. Aluminum may be matched to the siding on your home or in a contrasting or coordinating color that is sure to look great. Consider an aluminum pergola for maintenance free beauty that will last a long time.