When the summer months really start to heat up, staying cool and comfortable often comes at a premium. The temptation is simply to retreat inside and crank up the air conditioning. However, it usually takes only a couple months of outrageously-high energy bills to show that to be a poor long-term solution. Adding some shade to your backyard or patio allows you to enjoy the outdoors without suffering from the sweltering heat. Yet rather than just slapping a simple patio cover onto your home, why not choose a structure that offers both function and style?
Pergolas vs. Other Shading Options
A pergola provides just that. Offering a series of open joists rather than a simple covering, a pergola offers a level of aesthetic quality that other covering options simply can’t match. One also offers customization options that allow for the addition of features such as:
- Fabric shades
- Outdoor media equipment
- Garden vines for natural beauty
Plus, a pergola is designed to be a free-standing structure, allowing you the freedom to place it wherever you please. Along with all of these added benefits, pergolas still can provide added shade by incorporating retractable canopies into their design.
Let’s Build the Perfect Pergola Together!
A well-designed and well-built pergola can provide a sense of fun and style into any outdoor living space, while also offering protection from the extreme heat. Just take a glimpse at our online portfolio, and you’ll see the workmanship that goes into not only our pergolas but everything we build at the Holloway Company. To get a quote on what it might cost to add a pergola in your backyard, call us at 703-634-4426, or simply fill out our online contact form.