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3 Useful Tips To Consider When Choosing A Pergola For The Backyard

The great thing about having a backyard is there are so many amazing ways to customize it. One renovation in particular you might consider is adding a pergola to this space. It can enhance the backyard's visuals and function. To help you choose one of these structures, remember these tips. 

Assess Available Space 

Before you order a pergola, you first need to know what size will work for your particular backyard. After all, you wouldn't want to order one too large and then not have any place to put it. So that this doesn't happen, take a walk in your backyard for several minutes.

See where the best location would be. Ideally, it should be away from other structures. Once you find a spot, mark off the perimeter and then take measurements of it. With this figures, you'll have a clearer idea of what size of pergola to get. 

Decide Between Pre-Made or Manufactured 

There are predominantly two ways pergolas can be made today. They come pre-made or can be manufacturered. Each option comes with a set of unique advantages. For instance, if you want the pergola on your property quickly, pre-made is your best option. It's already put together and just has to be shipped to your property. Pre-made pergolas also are generally cheaper.

However, if you want to do some customizations to the pergola, you'll need to have it manufacturered. You can have the pergola uniquely made to be any shape or size. Just keep in mind, it will take a lot longer to receive a custom pergola and probably cost more.

Select a Material

Pergolas can be made out of a lot of different materials today. The most common options include wood, metal, PVC, and brick. Wood is perhaps the most popular material option, as it's easy to work with and readily available. It also comes in many different hues.

Metal is one of the most durable options, especially if it is treated with a powder-coat. PVC is completely weatherproof, so you would never have to worry about your pergola getting damaged outside. Brick pergolas are ideal if you're looking for a durable option with a conventional look. They also match the exterior of homes particularly well. 

Putting a pergola on your property is perfect if you spend a lot of time outside in the backyard. There are many pergola options today, but your choice will work perfectly as long as you think about relevant details of this purchase. 

Contact a company like Alutex Inc to learn more.