• Mathias Yuzdepski

Why Add A Pergola to your Deck Design

Updated: Feb 1

When you’re designing your deck there are many things to consider.

How big does it need to be? What type of decking should I use?

One thing you don’t want to forget is the pergola. This is one of the easiest ways to transform an outdoor space. Keep reading to learn 5 reasons why you need one.

Add Shade

One of the most obvious reasons to include a pergola is to add shade. However, one thing people aren’t always aware of is how customizable a pergola is.

By adjusting the side and spacing of rafters and purlins, you can build the perfect pergola for your yard.

For example, If you have a hot backyard you can use large 2x8” rafters and add many purlins (similar to photo). This will block more of the sunlight when the sun is in different places in the sky. Giving you much needed shade on those hot Saskatchewan days.

On the other hand, if you have shady backyard, you can use small rafter and leave out the purlins. That way you can still enjoy the other benefits covered below without blocking out too much of the sun.

... More coming soon!

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