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Three Steps to Your Maintenance-Free Pergola

Is a maintenance-free pergola possible? Beautiful, versatile pergolas provide a customized getaway right in your backyard. And with a little effort, your pergola will remain strong and in tip-top shape for years. In this article, we'll look at some of the ways you can help protect your pergola with a few easy pergola maintenance steps. Pergola Maintenance Step 1: Choose the Right Wood The best way to start is by choosing the right type of wood for your pergola. It's also...

How to Install a Pergola and Avoid Installation Mistakes

One of the most popular design elements employed today is the pergola. From television programs to magazines, pergolas are "it." If you've been thinking about building a beautiful pergola in your backyard, you may have started gathering tips on pergola installation. That's smart. Many people don't, and they end up paying for it with time, money and frustration. But what are the mistakes to avoid, and where do you turn for answers? We'll show you how to install a...

Illuminate Your Pergola: 6 Ways to Incorporate Lighting into Your Outdoor Space

The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor pergola lighting. Small, medium, or large pergolas could all benefit from some type of lighting. Whether you opt for adding lights on pergola posts and rafters, installing a pergola chandelier, or enlisting a contractor to add perimeter lights, you’ll certainly enhance the ambiance of your outdoor space! A great place to begin is defining how much time and effort you’d like to put into your pergola lights. Are you looking...

Pergola Designs for Shade

There are few moments more relaxing than sitting on your outdoor patio on a warm summer day sharing stories with your loved ones. The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and life is beautiful. Backyard pergolas are the perfect complement to these happy afternoons. Pergolas are how we sit outside comfortably in the height of the sun's busy day. So what are the best pergola shade designs to keep the sun from burning up the nicest moments...

5 Best Wall Pergola Kits of 2020

The weather is warming up. You’ve scrubbed the grill, wiped off the deck chairs and tables, and brought the seat cushions out of the basement. Your season of sunshine and outdoor living has finally arrived, and despite the strange new reality during this challenging time of COVID-19, many of us are determined to make the most of it! Getting your patio ready for those lively gatherings that will soon return could bring a sense of calm and normalcy. An attached,...

5 Best Small Pergola Kits of 2020

Spending quality time in your yard or patio is one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your home. While we’re in the midst of all this change from the Coronavirus, one home project to consider is creating an outdoor retreat. It’ll be a new space for grilling and chilling with family, and then you’ll be ready for backyard gatherings when restrictions are lifted! If you’re looking for simple ways to get that sanctuary...

5 Best Pergola Kits of 2020

Are you looking for ways to spend more time outdoors? Many of us want to create outdoor living spaces right in our own backyard to make better use of the outdoors and make the space easier to enjoy. Do you want more privacy? More shade? Maybe you have plenty of room to hang out, but it just needs a little TLC. If your space is hindered by one of these problems, and you’re not sure how to tackle it, a...

Pergola Depot Contributes to Navy Veteran’s Family Home Remodel

Pergola Depot recently contributed to U.S. Navy veteran's family home remodel by lending a hand with a “Military Makeover”, a TV show hosted by Montel Williams that provides free home remodels to deserving veterans and their families. The company was involved in renovating U.S. Navy veteran Chris Hixon’s family’s home. Follow along with the renovation updates on MilitaryMakeover.tv during the 10-episode series which premiered on the Lifetime network on Friday, February 14 at 0730 EST/PST. Hixon, a 27-year veteran who served in...

Types of Covered Pergola Kits

Besides being a beautiful architectural feature in your yard, covered pergola kits of any size and shape can provide a wonderful outdoor room with specific characteristics that suit your needs. For many locations across the country, the heat of the day and intensity of the sun can limit your use of your outdoor room. Providing shade is often a primary requirement/design goal to enhance the comfort and usability of this space. There are many types of covered pergolas that provide a...

Swimming Pool Pergola Ideas

When you think of a backyard swimming pool pergola, what comes to mind for the perfect design? A pavilion style patio cover that provides ultimate shade? A roof that lets a breeze float through but shield you from the UV rays? Either one will work for many types of backyard designs. Two important factors to consider when deciding amount of coverage, is what you’ll be using it for and how much space you have on your pool deck. Comparison of...