If you’re thinking about building a pergola…
Why not attach the pergola to your house?
A pergola attached to the house…
…can offer a beautiful addition to any patio or deck area.
And as a result the pergola, the pergola looks more natural.
Today we’re going to look at several pergolas.
So what is a pergola?
A pergola is an outdoor structure with open sides and an open roof.
(Although you can install a translucent roof if you’d like.)
The roof of a pergola includes crisscross slats and rafters to provide shade and ambiance.
A pergola can be built above a deck, patio, outdoor kitchen area or any other sitting area.
And is a great starting point if you’re looking for budget-friendly backyard design ideas.
A pergola can be built as a stand alone structure as shown above.
Or the pergola can be attached to your house.
As shown below.
Pergolas are often used as a foundation for other outdoor features.
Things like plants, screens, canopies or audio video equipment.
Now, let’s take a look at some pergolas that are built onto the side of houses.
Examples of pergolas attached to a house
Here are a few pergolas built onto the side of houses.
As you can see…
…each pergola is a little different, as each one is custom designed to fit the look and feel of the home.
And the preferences of the homeowners.
This long pergola covers a narrow patio.
Check out the heavy duty beams used in its construction.
This pergola is in a very woodsy settings.
And fits nicely with the back of this home.
Was added as part of a new sunroom and patio project.
Notice how it’s fully supported on columns under the eaves of this home.
Check out this pergola.
It provides extra privacy.
And protection from the elements.
Designing a pergola that attaches to a house
When designing a pergola that is attached to a house –
It’s critical that you know what you’re doing or hire a qualified contractor to help.
Some homes will have the proper structure to support one side of the pergola.
While other homes may need the pergola to support itself.
On it’s own columns.
Some pergola installations require new footings.
Or pillars to fit the surroundings.
And some pergola designs require accommodation.
For roof lines and gutters.
Here’s an example of a pergola built adjacent to a covered patio.
The finished build looks great.
And complements the existing structure of the home.
These are all great reasons –
To enlist the services of an experienced pergola builder.
Home features that may complement a pergola
Building a pergola is all about creating a space.
That people can use to enjoy the outdoors.
Why not build a pergola in front of an outdoor fireplace.
Doesn’t that look like a great place to sit…
…and build a fire.
Here is part of a pergola –
Built above an outdoor kitchen.
A pergola is a great investment and offers your family and friends an inviting place to hang out.
Building a pergola takes a lot of experience and know-how.
If you need help building a pergola onto your house, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified pergola contractor.