Metal Pergola – Beauty Increases with Age

A metal pergola is an ideal choice for adding elegant beauty and charm to your tropical garden or landscape; it’s beauty increases with age.

It is a versatile structure that can be used in the garden or landscape in a variety of ways.

Metal pergolas come in a variety of materials, such as aluminum, steel, and iron. They require little maintenance, and do not need to be painted. They are ideal for sectioning off areas in the yard or garden. Styles can be simple or elaborate.

Many styles are equipped with a durable fabric shade or canopy covering the top of the structure. This style is ideal for creating shade in a variety of hot, sunny locations, such as patios, decks, pool sides and more.  

Benefits of a Metal Pergola

  • They are available in a variety of materials, such as aluminum,Metal Pergola steel, and wrought iron.
  • They are less costly than other materials, such as vinyl.
  • The unique variations in color and texture that occur with age add beauty and interest to your landscape or garden design.
  • They are durable and not susceptible to insects and rot (unlike wooden pergolas).
  • They can be matched to complement other garden and landscape structures to unify overall design (benches, arbors, garden arches, or gazebos).
  • They can be painted to match your home or landscape color scheme.

Pergola Placement Tips

Follow these tips for choosing the best location:
  • A small pergola can highlight the entrance and/or exit to and from a garden or outdoor space.
  • Incorporate a pergola into a deck, patio, or pool area.
  • Place a pergola near an area used for socializing and entertaining to add style and beauty to outdoor celebrations and events.
  • Create shade in an area that receives a lot of bright sunlight by installing a pergola with a shade or canopy over the top.
  • Add interest and style to an area that is boring and drab.
  • Place over a hot tub or spa.

Installation Tips

  1. An aluminum, steel or wrought iron pergola should be installed with care. Free-standing pergolas are top heavy and prone to tipping over – the legs need to be anchored.
  1. Each leg has a set of holes on the bottom which are pre-drilled into a plate. Anchor the legs to a concrete foundation by placing bolts through the holes to secure each leg to the concrete foundation below.
  1. The awning can be attached to the structure after the legs are secured (hardware is typically included with pergola kits).
  1. Pergola sets are heavy and installation can be labor intensive. Keep in mind; two or more individuals will be needed to handle the necessary equipment and assembly requirements.
  1. Handle the metal pieces with care to avoid the risk of chipping the paint or denting the metal. When installed correctly, metal pergolas are sturdy, and will be able to withstand wind, rain, and other weather conditions.
  1. Be aware that special tools may be needed; however, you can hire a professional to assemble pergola kits.

Pergola Kits For Sale

Pergolas can be bought online or in stores; many are sold in ready-to-assemble kits. Installation instructions should be included with any kit you purchase.

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