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Jun 01, 2020

Making your garden and home look more well-managed has always been the aim of most homeowners in Australia and generally across the globe. An attractive compound is one way you make your home value increase even when you are not selling it.

Besides trimming and pruning the trees in your compound and mowing your lawn, there is another great aspect that can even make your home attractive. This is what we call as pergolas. Building pergolas have been the secret that most advanced homeowners have been using to make their homes look better.

Typically, a pergola is built to give the family and home dwellers a shade in those hot afternoons when everyone’s looking for a cool breeze. It is a great place to relax with your family when grilling or just having your juice or cup of coffee in the evening. It closely resembles a patio and decks that are in most homes only that it is a stand-alone.

Now how do you build pergolas? What makes a good pergola? Well, most homeowners usually have a whole lot of questions when it comes to pergolas. Of course, you cannot blame them, because they are looking to have the best of these structures in their compounds. In this article, therefore, we are going to take you through some of the frequently asked questions about pergolas. So let’s jump in and get started.


Frequently Asked Questions about Pergolas

1. What really is a pergola?

Well, a pergola is defined as a structure that is built with posts and some rafters that give the homeowner some shade while in their patio on the garden walkways. Mostly, pergola runs from the garden to the house mainly running above the walkways. That means even when it is raining, you will be safe from rain. Consequently, it gives you the shade you need from hot sun rays.

2. Do pergolas add value to your home?

Certainly yes. This could be the reason why most homeowners who want to sell their homes, usually build these structures in their compound. You may have noticed that outdoor living is increasingly becoming the norm in Australia, especially during summer. And who does not want to enjoy the fresh air while grilling or chatting with their friends? Because of this outdoor lifestyle, homes that have a pergola are ranked higher and of greater value.

3. Why should I have a pergola in my home?

Well besides increasing the value of your house and home and providing the shade you want from sun and rain, a pergola will act as your entertainment area. Yes, you had that right. Sometimes you want to watch your game or play your PS in an open area. And this is where pergolas get their importance. You can install screens on the roof and polls and start your entertainment.

4. How much do I pay to get a pergola built in my compound?

Well, we cannot specifically name a price tag because this will depend on the type and design of the pergola you want. Besides, it depends on the size of the pergola you are looking for. If you want to use very expensive materials, a 10×10 structure may end up costing you up to $5,000. On the lower end, you may end up spending up to $3,000. Nevertheless, you can decide to do it yourself, which will significantly reduce your cost.