What is a free standing pergola called?

A patio cover may have an open or solid roof. The term patio cover is often used interchangeably with pergola. Gazebo. A freestanding, octagonal structure with a solid, pitched roof and open sides that provides full shade without obstructing views.

What can I use instead of a pergola?

String Up Outdoor Curtains For more shade than a pergola alone can provide, consider outdoor curtains to add a little shade to your pergola. Kate, from Centsational Style, shares an easy DIY using canvas tarps for sturdy shades.

Are vinyl pergolas durable?

Vinyl pergolas, particularly those that have been reinforced by an inner core of aluminum, are also extremely durable. They hold up well in all weather conditions, including high winds and rain, and aren’t impacted by extreme cold or a high UV index.

Does pergola increase home value?

Here’s what we tell our customers: yes, a pergola will add market value to any house. Since outdoor living has become more popular than ever, the value of properties with a pergola or a comfortable outdoor space has been on the rise. A safe gauge for a deck or backyard improvement is about 50% — 80% for your ROI.

Does a pergola need a foundation?

Pergolas & pavilions: Since pergolas and pavilions have no base, they need to be attached to either a concrete foundation or continuous post footings that anchor the structure.

Can a vinyl pergola hold a swing?

As a manufacturer of luxury ShadeScape® shelters, we get asked at times if our pergolas, pavilions or arbors are strong enough to hold a hammock or swing. Yes, they are, and we encourage anyone who loves to swing – by all means – add a hammock or swing. It is the perfect way to enjoy your outdoor living room even more.

What is the best material for an outside pergola?

In many ways, vinyl is the best pergola material as it will last a lifetime with only minimal maintenance on your part.

How much should a pergola cost?

The cost to build a pergola usually ranges between $2,200 and $5,900, or $4,000 on average. You could spend as little as $1,300 on a basic build while you may pay as much as $10,000 for a custom design.

Do I need planning permission for a pergola?

You will need planning permission for your pergola if it is in a conservation area or on the side of your house between the house and the boundary wall. If your house is in a conservation area and your pergola is more than 20m from the house and greater than 10 square meters, you will need planning permission.

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