The backbone of every other construction revolves around the craftsmanship and the quality of materials used.
Outdoor structures like gazebos and pergolas are outright a backyard centerpiece. This means sub-par materials will not cut it; only the best will do.
Stick around to find out the proven material choices for your pergola construction.
- Wood pergolas
Wood is the most popular material of choice because of its durability and the rusticity it brings, plus wood is less expensive. But not all wood can be used. Here are a few viable wood choices;
- The western red cedar has a rugged look; it’s strong and has a rustic charm.
- Pressure-treated yellow pine is also a great option if you want something unique. On the plus side, you can choose to go natural with this option or stain it, depending on your preference.
- Vinyl pergolas
Technically, a vinyl pergola is not all vinyl made. The pergola structure is made from pressure-treated wood, with only the sleeve on the exterior being PVC.
This makes the pergola design a much more durable option than wood pergolas, and it’s also easy to maintain.
If it comes as a DIY kit, you won’t struggle to set it up.
- Metal pergolas
Metal pergolas are made from lightweight metals such as aluminum. However, these are not so common since they are not easily customized.
- Fiberglass pergolas
If you love the feel of vinyl pergolas, fiberglass is a high-end alternative. It’s similar to vinyl in appearance, and it’s also durable and easy to maintain. But it can be pretty expensive.
Do you have a preference?
Choose Childress Construction for your Pergola Services
We can help you pick a pergola design that complements your backyard and do the construction. We also specialize in pergola remodeling, pergola repair, and more on outdoor constructions.
Feel free to reach out to us anytime if you reside in Midlothian, VA, and surrounding areas.