“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul”- Alice Walker
As the famous writer Alice Walker writes, creating beauty around you can help you feel better. In this article, we’ll share 10 ideas for your pergola. A pergola isn’t just great for the warm weather; it’s also great for cool weather. In this article, we’ll show you how to design your pergola for all types of weather.
What is a Pergola? Is it like a Gazebo?
At Kool Breeze, we often get the questions: “what is a pergola? Is it like a Gazebo?” The answer to this is complex. To help you understand what a pergola is and how it’s similar to and different from a gazebo, we’ll compare both types of outdoor structures.
The similarities between a pergola and a gazebo are:
1. Both pergolas and gazebos are outdoor structures. Both also tend to be in the backyard.
2. Both pergolas and gazebos can have roofs.
3.Both tend to have patio furniture placed inside the structure.
The differences are:
1.Pergolas tend to have roofs that are more open and with less covering. A gazebo tends to have a covered roof. However, at Kool Breeze, we offer different types of pergola roofs. That means each type of roof offers different degrees of shade. You’ll be able to decide which roof you want when you select a pergola.
2. Pergolas tend to be more modern. Gazebos tend to look more traditional. Think of classical Greek structures and you’ll understand what we mean.
3. Pergolas tend to emphasize a minimalist look. Gazebos, on the other hand, are more elaborately decorated
So, while there are many similarities between the two types of outdoor structures, pergolas and gazebos tend to have some differences. Consider talking to a professional about the differences and what might work better for you and your home.
3 Ideas For Designing Your Pergola
Now that you have a basic understanding of pergolas. Here are some ideas for how to design your pergola for warm and cool weather.
Explore your options to pergola roofs and coverings
Sometimes, people worry that a pergola will not offer as much shade and protection from the sun as a gazebo would. The reality is that a pergola can be designed to include different levels of shade.
For example, a Kool Breeze, we have roofs that offer 60%, 50%, or 40% shade. We also have different aluminum lattice covers that help with ventilation.
Consider getting an outdoor patio heater for cooler weather
As we get closer to the fall season, it’s important to think about how you can still use your pergola. For example, by investing in an outdoor patio heater, you can heat up your outdoor area so that you’re not as cold. A patio heater will also be useful for sunny days in the winter or when there’s not that much snow.
Invest in patio furniture that works for all weather conditions
A lot of times, people will get simple patio furniture because a patio is not seen as important as, say, a living room. The reality is though that investing quality patio furniture can help you avoid things like wet seating and cushions. It can also help you avoid rust and other stains.
At Kool Breeze, we offer a wide variety of patio furniture. You can talk to one of your professionals to find what you’re looking for. One of our professionals will also go over what works best for the environment you’re in.
Kool Breeze Can Help You Find The Right Pergola
If you have any questions about pergolas, contact us at Kool Breeze. Our pergolas are:
1.Strong & durable
2.Come in a variety of colors
3.Have many end cut options.
We would also like to help you figure out how to choose a pergola that will fit your needs and environment. Reach out to us for more information.