Imagine sitting under a pergola on a hot summer day, or enjoying an early cup of joe in a pavilion. When it comes to outdoor living spaces, both pergolas and pavilions can be great additions to a deck or patio. But how do you determine which one is best for your lifestyle and backyard?
Pavilions have been around for centuries, typically functioning as meeting spaces or areas of retreat. Today, pavilions have the same function but are more private, often being built on decks, patios, and in gardens at private residences. Many standard pavilions are square or rectangle shapes. Another common name for this type of structure is a gazebo. Since pavilions have completely covered roofs, they offer protection from the harsh summer sun and shelter from the elements. The sides of pavilions are often left open, giving you the best views. Pavilions are great for homeowners who want to spend time outdoors regardless of the weather.
Unlike gazebos, pergolas are open air structures with open roofs supported by columns or posts. The main function of a pergola is to provide afternoon relief from the harsh summer sun. Today, many homeowners build pergolas to add architectural interest by breaking up large areas and adding a vertical feature to the landscape.
Determining whether a pergola or pavilion is the right fit for your outdoor space can be a difficult task. Here are a few questions to ask to help you decide:
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I founded Woodland Deck in 2000 to create decks and outdoor spaces to be enjoyed for generations. Here in beautiful Northeast Ohio, we’re lucky to experience four dramatically different seasons throughout the year, and I want you to be able to enjoy each one of them from the comfort of your own backyard. As a deck-building company, we are always looking for ways to better our products, services, and ourselves. We are passionate about life outside and believe that enjoying God’s creation is a rich gift to us.
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