A couple had a beautiful backyard that they loved to use for entertaining friends and family. Unfortunately, after a storm, they lost a large tree and their main source of shade. With the tree gone, the couple found that their beautiful backyard space could not be enjoyed most of the day due to the direct sunlight. Thankfully, they found a simple solution to their problem: a pergola.
For over 30 years, the team at Diamondback Carports has been helping Arizonians find a place in the shade by installing pergolas in Phoenix, AZ. Pergolas are an aesthetic shade alternative that can transform your outdoor living space. If your outdoor space is unusable most of the day due to the heat, or even if you just want more from your outdoor living space, here are five reasons why you should consider a pergola.
They extend your living space
There is a difference between a backyard and a genuine outdoor living space. An outdoor living space is somewhere people can gather, and you can relax, enjoy a meal or entertain, while a backyard is the space in back of your house. A pergola helps you extend your living space by giving you a defined outdoor space that you can then transform into a lounge area, dining area or both!
They give you privacy
There are many different ways to design a pergola. You can choose a design that gives you privacy, without cutting you off from the outdoors. Even though a pergola is technically an open structure, installing latticework or fabric panels around the circumference of your pergola can give you that added bit of privacy from the neighbors.
They offer protection from the elements
We don’t have to tell you that the sun in Phoenix is a force to be reckoned with. At certain times of day, being in direct sunlight makes most backyards inhabitable, but that won’t be the case if you have a pergola. Even during the hottest parts of the day, you can hide away in the cool shade under your pergola. Some pergola designs also provide added protection from rain.
They add value to your home
A well-landscaped backyard can add about 5 to 12 percent to the value of your home. Add in a pergola, and you are looking at as much as 20 percent added value! Pergolas not only provide additional living space, but they add interest and beauty to your home. Real estate agents love a home with a pergola!
They are affordable
Last, but certainly not least, is the affordability of pergolas. Unlike gazebos, summer houses or even a back deck or porch, pergolas are easy to install and inexpensive, thanks to the fact that they are open and free-standing structures.
If you want to find your place in the shade, even on the hottest day, call Diamondback Carports. We design and install pergolas in Phoenix, AZ, and we’d love to help you discover the many perks of adding a pergola to your outdoor living space!
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