Pergolas are a great addition to an outdoor space to help limit sun exposure during the summer months. Depending on their location, they can help cool your home in the summer and warm your house in the winter.
Where should you place a pergola?
When considering adding a pergola to your outdoor space, we recommend homeowners try and situate pergolas are on the south-facing or west-facing side of the house.
Often times when people think about a pergola they think about the word shade. While pergolas do produce a certain amount of shade there are a couple of other reasons, in my opinion, that makes them even more important in the landscape. First, they can add architectural interest if they are designed correctly. A flat, boring house can become very interesting with the use of details within the pergola. Second, a pergola can make a very large, expansive space feel much more intimate and cozy.