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The Pitfalls of Pergola Kits They Won’t Tell You About

The Pitfalls of Pergola Kits They Won’t Tell You About

Is your backyard in need of a fascinating feature to serve as its focal point? Are you longing for a shady outdoor living space where you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of your yard? If dreams of perfect pergolas have you eyeing up pergola kits, proceed with caution. While those pergola kits may seem convenient, they come with some pitfalls that could hinder your plans for your new structure.

Size and Scope
You can find pergola kits that promise various sizes and shapes. However, kits don’t allow for customization. Using a kit means that your options for pergola designs are limited to those available. What if your space or your desires require something a little different? With a custom pergola, you’ll enjoy more possibilities. A custom pergola is designed by experts to suit your specific space and accommodate your needs and preferences.  A custom pergola will allow you to make the best use of your space over a pergola kit.

Materials
You cannot build a first-rate pergola without top-quality materials. Do you know what materials are best for your backyard? Consider this: A lot of pergola kits produce cedar pergolas. While this wood is often billed as being resistant to rot and insects, it’s no match for Florida’s humidity. Instead, contact a local pergola builder who designs and installs custom pergolas n your area. A custom pergola contractor will be able to show you materials like aluminum that offer improved durability and require less maintenance. Do you want the look of wood without the work?  Aluminum pergolas can be crafted from Alumawood.  Alumawood is a specialized product made of aluminum that resembles wood. You can have beauty of wood, but in long-lasting aluminum.

Attachment Issues
Do you have a door that opens onto a patio or a space that would be ideal for a covered one? Do you think that a pergola might provide the perfect amount of shelter? If so, you might want to put down the pergola kit. Pergola kits are only designed to produce free-standing structures. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have a pergola attached to your house. A pergola contractor can design and install a custom pergola that connects to your home without damaging it to provide the look and function that you’re craving.

Special Features
Is the thought of a lazily spinning ceiling fan stirring the air overhead as you unwind in your pergola appealing? Would you like a few lights so that you can use your pergola regardless of the time of day? Can you imagine music wafting on the breeze from speakers installed in the structure? A prefab pergola constructed from a kit won’t be designed to accommodate these unique features. A custom pergola can.

When you want the perfect pergola for your outdoor living space, think outside the box. At Dulando Screen & Awning, we thrive on creating custom pergolas that delight our customers. Take a look at our gallery.  Every structure is engineered especially for your home and backyard by a licensed contractor and built using quality materials like Alumawood so that it will stand the test of time. To explore the possibilities for your project and request your free estimate, contact us today at 386-426-0246.