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4 Uses for Pergolas for the Fall

September 4, 2018

Pergolas are a great addition to your outdoor space because they allow you to spend more time outside, and remain protected from the elements. Pergolas are especially great for fall when the temperatures can become unpredictable. Let’s look at four uses for pergolas in the fall that make them a great option for your outdoor space.

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Family Gatherings

One of the best uses for a pergola during the late summer and early fall months is for family gatherings! Just because the temperatures are getting cooler doesn’t meant that the outdoor fun has to end. A pergola is a great place to have a family dinner, spend some time sipping a glass of wine in the evening, or playing board games with the kids.

Outdoor Events

Pergolas are also great for outdoor events such as birthday parties, cookouts, or even small weddings. One of the best things about pergolas is that offer an opportunity for great decorations. String lights, ribbons, balloons, all of these things can easily be added to your pergola for any celebration.

Shade from the Sun

Many pergolas have open roofs, but buy adding some simple shades you can make it a great place to rest out of the sun. Adjustable and retractable shades are a great option in the fall months, because the weather can be unpredictable. Having retractable shades can allow you to enjoy some space in the shade during the heat of the day, but also the stars during the cool evening.

Cover from the Elements

In addition to shade from the sun your pergola can also be outfitted with protection from the rain, so you can enjoy your space even when there is a drizzle in the air. Likewise a pergola provides some cover from chilly winds.

Adding a pergola to your outdoor space, or planning your new deck or patio to include one can provide you with a great outdoor oasis. Having some cover during the cooler months can help you stay outside longer, while also having cover in the hot sun can make your time more enjoyable. If you are in the market for a pergola on your existing deck, or if you are looking for a complete rebuild, call us at Custom Deck Builders today! We are an experience pergola contractor in Maryland and we’d love to get started on your dream deck today!