Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Pergola

If you’re looking to transform your backyard this summer, an option to consider is a Pergola. Not only will it enhance the aesthetic of your backyard, it will give you a sheltered entertainment area. However, pergola’s can be a big investment, and there are many things to consider and question before you start building.

What size do you need?

To answer this, you’ll need to know the size of your backyard. After all, you don’t want the pergola to overwhelm your backyard and take up too much space. Also keep in mind how many people will be using the pergola at one time. If your pergola is too small, it will end up too crowded and defeats the purpose of having one.
Fortunately, Aarons Outdoor Living has five standard sizes of pergolas to choose from, so there is sure to be a size to fit any backyard.

How do I know what material to use?

When investing in a pergola, you want to ensure you’re using the right material. This will determine the longevity of the pergola and how much maintenance it will need. There’s nothing worse than spending your savings on a pergola, only to find it will need replacing or repair in a few years.
When you buy a pergola through Aarons, you’ll be guaranteed to have the best quality wood. We use treated pine (arsenic free), combined with a Colorbond roof. We also offer a range of finishes, including natural, cedar stained or walnut stained. Pergolas are completely waterproof, which will help to increase the longevity.

Do I want a freestanding pergola?

There are numerous design options when you’re building a pergola, meaning you can make it look exactly how you want.
Aarons offers the option to add a deck to your pergola, allowing the deck to be freestanding. The deck comes with a solid subfloor structure and 90mm wide, kiln dried, arsenic free, treated pine decking. If you decide you don’t want a deck, your thatch will be concreted into the ground, or bolted with stirrups to an existing slab.

Do I want any accessories?

Adding accessories to a pergola is a great way to make it individual and to suit your own taste. Accessories can ensure the pergola can be used to its full potential and you can make the most of your new entertainment space. Accessories to consider include lighting, ceiling fans, awnings and solar panels. Consider these extras before choosing where in your backyard the pergola will be, as it might need supporting material.
As well as decks, Aarons also offers drains, stairs, and ramps to add to your pergola.

D.I.Y or hire someone?

This will mostly depend on your time availability, budget and construction skill. If you’re looking to save some money, all of Aaron’s products, including pergolas, come with easy to follow D.I.Y installation instructions. This will allow you to get some hands-on experience with constructing a pergola.
However, there can be some downsides to the D.I.Y option. If you are time poor, you don’t want to leave your incomplete pergola in the backyard for an endless amount of time. This could result in damage not only to the pergola but to other features in your backyard. You need to also ensure you have the appropriate skills to be able to finish the task. While you will be supplied with easy to follow instructions, some people will know spending the weekend building and constructing a pergola just isn’t for them.

If that’s the case for you, don’t worry! Aarons has a professional team of installation specialists who are able to complete all the delivery and construction for you. Aarons team will ensure your pergola is safe, compliant, level and most importantly, beautiful. We work hard to ensure the customer is satisfied with our products. If you don’t have the time or skill to build a pergola, Aarons team can take away the stress. All you need to do is choose the pergola that’s right for you, and then sit back and relax until the pergola is complete.
These questions will help you to choose the best pergola for you and your family. You’ll be able to turn your backyard into an entertainment area in no time with Aarons range of pergolas. The team at Aarons Outdoor Living is able to help you with any of your queries regarding pergolas.

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