As the Ottawa summer continues, residents look for solutions to protect themselves from the harsh heat. While there are many solutions available, pergolas continue to be one of the most beneficial. Let’s review why a pergola might be the next investment you want to make for your property.
What Purpose Does a Pergola Serve?
Pergolas come in different sizes and styles, but they serve the same purpose, to protect homeowners from the elements. If you’re unfamiliar with what a pergola is, we encourage you to visit our breakdown here. While they are similar to other traditional landscaping structures, a pergola provides an extension of the shelter of your home to provide an enhanced outdoor experience.
What Are The Benefits of a Pergola?
Protects Against The Elements: The combination of the harsh summer heat and the torrential storms that can accompany it limit access to your property without appropriate coverage. Having additional protection in your backyard to protect against the elements is invaluable to enjoying your home to its fullest potential.
Extends Your Living Space: With the added structure of a pergola, more of your outdoor space can be utilized to maximize the use of your property. Since there will be less concern about the weather, falling debris from your roof, and other uncontrollable elements, there are endless possibilities for using this extended space.
Adds Value To Your Property: Whether you intend to permanently live at your property, use it as an investment property, or live at it short term, the pergola adds additional value to potential buyers/renters. The added structure of a pergola increases the visual, functional, and structural appeal, which increases the value of your property.
Privacy: Utilizing your backyard to its full potential can be difficult when your neighbours can see your every move. One of the many benefits of a pergola is that it offers added privacy from your neighbours and passers-by. With the added protection, you can feel safe knowing this addition to your home has minimized external exposure.
Visual: While pergolas have many functional aspects, there is also visual appeal in adding one to your property. Not only can you customize elements of a pergola to match your home’s aesthetic, but you can also add elements such as plants to make it even more unique.
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While there are many options to choose from when renovating your home, it is clear that there are many benefits of a pergola. If you want to learn more about the value a pergola can add to your Ottawa property, contact us today!