Pergola Design & Installation in Oakville
Building Beautiful Pergolas in Southwest Ontario
Pergolas are a great addition to any deck or backyard. Not only do pergolas provide shade and privacy, but they can also add vertical interest, dimension, and value to your home. Pergolas can be freestanding or attached to your house and can be customized to fit any space. Whether you're looking for a simple pergola to provide shade on a hot day or an elaborate structure to host parties and entertain guests, pergolas are a great option for your home.
At Archadeck of Southwest GTA, our pergolas are designed to add beauty, privacy, shade, and protection from the elements, and can even help anchor your outdoor space! The benefits and versatility of our Oakville pergolas are truly unmatched.
What Exactly Is a Pergola?
A pergola is an outdoor living structure built with posts and cross rafters but no walls. A pergola has an open design that creates a light, airy, inviting space where you can dine, relax, or entertain guests. Though they are similar to an arbor and trestle, pergolas are often much larger and offer much more functionality.
What pergola material lasts the longest?
When it comes to choosing the right material for your pergola, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Different materials have different levels of durability and longevity, so it’s important to choose wisely if you want your pergola to last as long as possible.
- Wood - Wood has been used in construction since ancient times because of its strength and natural resistance against rot and decay – making it an ideal choice for outdoor structures like pergolas that need extra protection against harsh weather conditions such as rain or snowfall. Cedar is probably one of the best types of wood for use in a pergola due to its high-level durability; however other hardwoods such as teak or redwood can also be used with good results too! It’s worth noting though that wooden structures will require regular maintenance (such as painting/staining) every few years in order to keep them looking their best over time.
- Metal - Aluminum frames offer excellent corrosion resistance which makes them perfect choices if you live near saltwater environments (e.g., beachfront homes). Steel frames are also available but they tend not to rust quite easily so they may not last quite long depending on where you live - although galvanized steel offers better corrosion resistance than standard steel thanks to its coating process during the manufacturing stage which helps protect against moisture damage caused by rainwater exposure etc. In terms of both cost-effectiveness & longevity overall then aluminum definitely seems more favorable here than steel would be!
- Vinyl - Vinyl offers a lightweight yet strong framework along with low maintenance requirements - plus vinyl doesn't corrode nor fade away quickly either unlike some metals that might after being exposed to the elements over long periods of time. The downside though? Well, price wise these can get pretty expensive compared to others mentioned, so just something to bear in mind before deciding to go down the route!
If you're struggling to decide which pergola material best fits your needs, our Oakville pergola experts are happy to help! Give us a call at (877) 362-5802 to consult with an Archadeck team member today!
Contact Archadeck of Southwest GTA & Get Started Building Your Perfect Pergola
At Archadeck of Southwest GTA, our pergolas can be designed to extend shade or privacy in your backyard. Pergolas can be built freestanding, or they can be attached or integrated into another structure such as a deck, patio, or porch. When you’re looking for something interesting or unique to add to your backyard, give Archadeck of Southwest GTA a call! Our Oakville pergola builders can help you design and then install a beautiful new addition to your outdoor space!