Weston Sawmill Pergulos

5 Reasons You Need A Pergola In Your Garden

While fencing and decking are seen as a must for any garden, there are also other garden structures that also add to the space. To some people, pergolas may not be essential. However, you could be missing out on the benefits of having a pergola. In this article, we will go through the top 5 reasons why you need a pergola in your garden.

1. Expands Your Living Space

Adding a pergola can take a garden to a whole new level. Just like decking, it can expand your living space and it can help increase the amount of time you spend outdoors. If you already have a walkway, a patio or decking in your garden that is missing something, placing a pergola over a flat, uncovered space can create the ultimate outdoor dining experience, as if you were dining at an al fresco restaurant in Italy. You wouldn’t believe you’re still in the comfort of your home!

2. Provides Shade

In the summer, a pergola can provide a decent amount of shade from the sun. As it doesn’t have glass windows like a conservatory, a pergola allows you to stay cool by letting you feel the playful movement of a summer breeze. If you want more shade and protection from the sun, there is always the option of installing a canopy or retractable shade cover on top.

3. Perfect For Entertaining

Aside from the ultimate dining area, a garden space with a pergola creates a stage-like feature, perfect for entertaining guests. If you love hosting garden parties or even enjoy having casual gatherings now and again, under the shade of a pergola makes the perfect lounge area for sipping on an ice-cold beverage while you catch up with family or friends.

4. Increases Home Value

Investing in a pergola can increase the amount of time you spend outdoors but it can also increase the value of your home. According to experts, a well-maintained garden with improvements can add up to 20% to your property value. Unlike gazebos, pergolas are far more affordable but still adding extra value to your outdoor space. This makes it more attractive to potential buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future.

5. Makes A Beautiful Focal Point

If you have an interest in gardening, you will enjoy this reason. If you are thinking of a new place to hang plants, the strong wooden beams and legs of a pergola are ideal for growing climbing plants and vines such as rambling roses, honeysuckle, grape vines, ivy and clematis. The intertwining of these plants creates additional space and it is simply a beautiful focal point. Plants aren’t the only thing you add to the beams and legs, fairy lights are also great at creating a magical setting.

Made-To-Measure Pergolas At Weston Sawmill

As you now know, there are plenty of reasons why you need to get a pergola for your garden. To summarise, pergolas are beautiful, versatile, easy to install, and affordable. What more can you ask from a garden structure? At Weston Sawmill, we craft our pergolas to match our customer’s exact requirements. We also offer delivery and most of our products can be installed on-site by us if you prefer.

If you wish to make an enquiry about our pergolas, please call us on 01952 850383 or visit our sawmill and nursery yard in Weston under Lizard, Shropshire.