Most homeowners when they see a pergola would love to have one in their outdoor. However, this sleek and elegant outdoor structure can rack up costs easily. So in this article, we discuss 5 major factors that affect a pergola’s cost.
The first major factor that will affect your pergola installation cost is the material that will be used. Using more wood will always increase your costs as well as having the material customized to achieve a certain cut or look. To save on costs, instead of expensive cedar, you can opt for a pressure-treated wood which will still let you achieve the wooden pergola for less of the cost.
Height and Size
The taller your pergola is, the more expensive your building costs will be. Larger beams and rafters will also add up fast for your material and labor costs. Although, having larger pillars and posts will result in a stronger foundation you’re your pergola.
To keep costs down, most will try to scale down in size. However, you don’t want to shrink your pergola too much that it’ll end up not covering a lot of area. There is always a way to keep costs down while not sacrificing the area your pergola is supposed to cover.
If you live in a relatively hot climate, a solid transparent roof over your pergola will suit you better. Having a solid roof will also extend your hours of enjoyment even if it’s raining or snowing. Aside from making you enjoy your outdoors regardless of the weather, a solid roof cover will also protect the rest of your pergola structure better.
Reputable and experienced contractors may charge more than less or inexperienced ones but by hiring an established contractor, you’re given a guarantee of their craftmanship. More often than not, you’ll also get a warranty on their project and be assured of a free repair if anything happens to your outdoor structure within the warranty period.