In the event that you are looking for something to set your deck besides the other decks in your neighborhood a pergola is a great choice. They are able to also provide a good amount of shade depending on their configuration. In case your new pergola will get plenty of sun, you might want to consider maximising your shade by adding a canopy underneath.
We generaly install 3 types of pergolas, Cedar wood, Pressure Treated wood, or Vinyl. Wood pergolas really are a good choice for some surrondings, but Vinyl ones are more poular due to their low-maintenance upkeep. Vinyl Pergolas are available in white and tan colors. Canopies may be installed on any kind of pergola, and are available in a wide range of colors.
It could produce a genuine difference, for instance, how many cross pieces you selected. The more cross pieces you selected, the more shade you will have but the more expensive it’s going to be. Less cross pieces means less labor, material, and lower cost… but less shade.
A lot of the cost of a pergola is tied right up in the material.
Pressure treated pergolas are almost half the price of a vinyl one but like crew foreman Amos once said , does one really want to stain an entire pergola every year? Not to mention you’d be painting upside down. Owner Ted explains, “A Pergola will run anywhere between $20 and $25 a square foot. If you happen to be looking at a 12 by 12 pergola, that is 144 square feet so that is a range between $2800 and $3600. That is in vinyl. You can get the same size pergola in wood between $2000 and $2800 or between $14 and $20 per square foot.
Canopies range in price from $12 to $20 with installation included.
We’ve lot more information and ideas for pergolas on our Decks with Pergolas page.