As featured on HGTV's Ground Breakers!
Pergolas and other shade structures are the perfect way of enjoying the outdoors even when the conditions outside are less than appealing. In the heat of the summer, you can relax and entertain outdoors without being overwhelmed by the beating sun.
Shade structures also extend the season through fall and winter. If your structure is built with a solid roof or even insulated sides, you can enjoy a peaceful winter morning sipping coffee or tea, untouched by rain or snow.
Pergolas are also a popular choice for outdoor living spaces, since they provide a sense of enclosure that still feels wide open and lets in plenty of sunlight. Many people incorporate vines and other plants around posts and lattices to add a natural, outdoors feel to the area.
A gazebo are an eight-sided structure with a solid roof, most commonly used in traditional garden styles like English or French. Designed to provide shelter from showers as well as hot summer sun. A gazebo is where you sit to appreciate your landscape, so placement is key.
Through the combination of pillars and cross-beams, arbors were originally used to provide a cool and shaded passageway in medieval and early Renaissance gardens. Today, they serve many functions from providing shade, to anchoring paths and gateways, and for adding height to the garden. They can be free standing or combined with a fence or entry.
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