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What Is A Pergola?

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

And Why Should I Want One?


Pergolas have existed for centuries. Styles and building materials have evolved over time but, the purpose of pergolas has remained the same after all these years. I know what you’re thinking, if pergolas been around for so long, why don’t I know what they are?

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What is a Pergola?

A pergola is an outdoor structure consisting of columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters. This roofing grid may be left open or covered so as to create an area sheltered from the elements. Most people in Florida build pergolas to shade an area from the sun. The design idea behind pergolas is to provide shade regardless of the position of the Florida sun. The wide beams or lattice roofing on pergolas are specifically placed and angled to provide shade coverage. Pergolas are commonly seen freestanding in a backyard setting or in a secluded area at the end of a paved path, but they can also be attached to a house.

Why Would I Want a Pergola?

A pergola is a transformative tool that can turn the average backyard into a lavish outdoor living space that you will love and use for decades to come. To some, pergolas may seem like an unfinished project because of the lack of a roof or solid walls. However, there are many benefits that come with a pergola. Let me walk you through some of the perks that come with adding a pergola to your outdoor living space.

They Create Privacy

If privacy is one of your main concerns when it comes to your backyard, you should get a pergola. Even though pergolas are known as open structures, Florida Pavers & Pergolas can modify your custom pergola by adding drapes, lattice panels, or even screens to one side of your pergola to give you peace of mind from your nosey neighbors.

They Create a Place to Entertain

Everyone loves a good outdoor party! A personalized pergola from Florida Pavers & Pergolas provides you with a wonderful outdoor entertainment atmosphere that is both attractive and versatile. Whether you’re getting a break from the sun during your child’s pool party, or lounging around with guests for an evening of cocktails and communion - a pergola in your backyard makes your house the perfect party destination.

They are Customizable

A custom-built pergola from Florida Pavers & Pergolas is an affordable structure that can be built with a variety of materials such as metal, wood, and even vinyl. A customizable pergola means that you can build one with us that fits your taste, price point, and style of your home. The options are endless, which is a good thing for you because that means together we can find the perfect fit for your home.

They Add Value

According to property value experts, you can add as much as 20% to your home’s value with “Curb Appeal”, which is also known as attractive landscaping. Unlike gazebos or pavilions, pergolas are much more affordable for the average homeowner, so the value-add, in the long run, is much more favorable. At the end of the day, pergolas add an extra element of depth to your home, that creates value in your daily life as well as in your future.


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.

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