Whether you want a pergola with plants and vines growing on it, or just shade when you are sitting on your deck or patio they can be a stunning addition to any yard. Many people believe pergolas are very similar to gazebos, and it is fairly easy to see why. They both have a similar structure, pillars on the side and a roof or cover on the top.
But in reality, these two are very different. Gazebos are usually round or octagon-shaped and will normally have a floor and a fully covered roof. On the other hand, pergolas are usually rectangular in shape and usually have rafters or crossbeams on the top, though you can get some with other designs.
Both can be great depending on what you want out of your backyard. Both are largely for entertaining and sitting in the same place. While gazebos are a popular choice, they are often a bit more expensive than pergolas.
And with pergolas providing other benefits like shade, improved aesthetics and the ability to truly and beautifully define a space, they are a no brainer if you don’t want to spend the money on a gazebo. They are uniquely beautiful and there are many different styles of pergola. This means that no matter what aesthetic or style your yard has, you should be able to have vinyl impressions design and build a custom pergola that fits it perfectly. Also, while they are open and airy, they can still provide a bit of privacy depending on how they are designed and where they are situated.
Of course, because this is Canada, it is important to consider the weather before making any large outdoor purchase. While pergolas are amazing in the summer months, you want to ensure the one you go with can stand up to the harsh Canadian winters. While pergolas can be custom-made from a variety of different materials, you will likely want to stick with one that can stand up to the wind, snow, ice and sub-zero temperature.
Materials like wood, iron and other metals are common to make pergolas out of. While they have their benefits, they also have some serious drawbacks. For example, the wood can rot or chip easily, and will often require staining and sealing to protect it from moisture and the weather. Steel and other types of iron is prone to rust, which can look terrible.
Instead, many people are going with vinyl when it comes to crafting their pergolas. So why vinyl? What makes it such a popular material for creating pergolas, fences, gazebos and more? Well, letâ€™s take a look at some of the benefits vinyl has for building outdoor structures.
One of the biggest selling points of using vinyl to create pergolas is just how easy vinyl is to maintain. It doesn’t require any staining or sealing, and vinyl pergolas will not chip, rust, warp or lose their color over time. Even during inclement weather, your vinyl pergola will stay in outstanding condition. All you need to do to maintain these vinyl pergolas and keep them looking great is to occasionally wash them and clean off any mud, dirt or other debris. Not only will this save you a lot of time and work, but also money at the same time. Also, while strong, vinyl is also flexible. As a result, you don’t need to worry about it cracking during high winds or anything like that.
In addition to its durability, vinyl is also quite affordable. The material itself might be a bit more than some others, installing most vinyl structures isn’t too difficult. Even if you pay for labor to install it, it will be much less than if your pergola was made out of another material. Also, performing less frequent maintenance will also make this a much cheaper option in the long run, too.
Many people love the clean and sleek aesthetic that vinyl gives off. However, it is important to know that many vinyl options are not able to easily be painted. So ensure that you are happy with the color of your vinyl pergola from the start, as you might not be able to alter it.
Vinyl Impressions has been working in the Vinyl industry since the year 2000 and have delivered results to countless clients. We specialize in all things vinyl from fencing, to railings, to gazebos and yes, even pergolas. Whatever your needs out of a pergola are, we can satisfy them. Your satisfaction is our number one goal and we are dedicated to providing great service from your first interaction to your final interaction.
Choosing the right design and size for your pergola is a tough task. Some people want one that sits over their seating area, others want it in their garden and some may even want it right as you enter the yard. We will work side by side with you to figure out what you want, and how we can make that a reality.
If you are looking to purchase or design a vinyl pergola, or just want to learn some more about their uses and benefits or ask some questions, be sure to call or email us. We are confident we can help come up with a design you love at a price you’ll love too.