Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Central Florida summers are HOT. Like, really hot. If you have young kids or elderly relatives who like to spend time outside in your yard, you need to provide them with some comfort and shade from the sun's harsh rays.
A custom pergola design from our team at Florida Pavers and Pergolas can help you and your family enjoy the most that a Floridian summer has to offer, without any risks from a lack of sun protection! If you're considering investing in a pergola to add some style to your home while keeping your family safe, read on!
Florida Pergolas and Pavers is Here to Help you Choose the Perfect Pergola
What is a Pergola?
A pergola is a garden structure that can provide shade and shelter in a backyard or garden. Traditionally, pergolas were made from wood, but they can also be made from metal or stone. The main feature of a pergola is its lattice roof, which is made up of crisscrossing beams.
This provides partial (and sometimes full) protection from sun exposure, while still allowing the open air to circulate. Pergolas can be freestanding in outdoor spaces, or a wall-mounted pergola can be attached to a house or other building. Pergola installations can be used as a focal point in a garden and can be decorated with climbing plants or hanging baskets. Whether you’re looking for a shady spot to relax on a hot day, or you want to add some character to your outdoor living area, installing pergolas is a great choice!
The Benefits of a Custom Pergola for Your Outdoor Living Space
When you opt for a custom pergola from Florida Pavers and Pergolas, you’ll be able to choose the perfect size, style, and material to suit your needs. We can even add features like built-in seating or a fire pit to make your pergola even more enjoyable!
A custom pergola can provide much-needed shade in your yard, making it more comfortable to spend time outside. If you have young children or elderly relatives who are susceptible to heat exhaustion, a pergola can help them stay cool and safe.
A pergola can also add value to your home. If you’re planning on selling in the future, a well-designed and built pergola can make your property more appealing to potential buyers. And if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, a pergola can still enhance your enjoyment of your home!
How to Properly Care For Your Pergola
One of the best ways to keep your pergola in top form and keep your family safe throughout the summer is by caring for it properly. Pergolas require a bit of care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips on how to properly care for your pergola:
First, make sure to clean your pergola regularly. Remove any leaves or debris that may have accumulated on the roof or in the gutters. You may also want to hose down the structure from time to time to remove any dirt or grime.
Next, inspect your pergola regularly for signs of wear and tear. Check for loose screws or bolts and tighten them if necessary. Also, check the condition of the beams and crossbeams. If they are showing signs of rot or damage, they may need to be replaced.
Finally, if you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, you may want to take steps to protect your pergola. During hurricane season, for example, you may want to remove any hanging baskets or other decorations and secure loose items in any of your outdoor living spaces or outdoor dining area. You may also want to consider investing in hurricane straps to help keep your pergola in place during high winds.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your pergola will provide years of enjoyment and safety for you and your family!
Florida Pavers and Pergolas: Central Florida's Top Paver and Pergola Company
A pergola can be a great addition to any backyard and can provide many benefits such as shade, privacy, and even increased property value. If you’re considering adding a pergola to your home, it’s important to choose the right company who can not only build it to your specifications but also help you care for it so that it lasts for years.
Give FP&P a call today to speak with one of our licensed experts and get a free quote to add a beautiful pergola to your outdoor space!
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Florida Pavers & Pergolas services the following areas:
Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Broward County. Our team commonly operates in Metro West, Doctor Phillips, Windermere, Kissimmee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Oviedo, Oakland, Apopka, College Park, Winter Park, Sorrento, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, & Sanford.