Pergolas, arbors, and trellises are airy archways on decks and in gardens that frame sitting areas or walkways. Each affordable structure enhances your outdoor living experience.
During the past two decades, outdoor living has become a permanent part of the American lifestyle, and many long for an oasis of their own.
In fact, more than 51% of consumers cite beautiful pergolas as their top requested outdoor room element. No wonder; traditional and formal pergolas can increase a home’s value by around 20 percent.
Financial benefits aside, imagine the sophisticated Amish craftsmanship of vertical pillars supporting sturdy cross rafters. Look up to see the open lattice top. Notice and smell how climbing plants like damask roses, sweet honeysuckles, and sensational clematis, have a space to flourish.
Build this structure and:
- Add lights and fans along a promenade for a breezy, well-lit stroll.
- Define the perfect space for your hot tub beneath a gabled structure.
- Hang planters or all-weather fabric on traditional rafters for a romantic appeal.
- Place a wrought iron bistro set beneath an arched pergola for a dining area.
- Train woody plants like wisteria and ivy to climb along a pitched pergola.
Pergolas blur the lines between inside and out to encourage people to flow through the property. These oft free-standing design elements provide shade, are low maintenance, and remain durable season after season.
Superior Pergola Materials
Your custom, weather-resistant pergola design can be created with the following materials and colors.
Colored Vinyl in:
- Natural color
Low-maintenance, custom, free-foam PVC boards with aluminum channels in:
- Any paint color
- Natural White
Vinyl Pergola Prices
- White and tan vinyl pergolas cost between $40 and $45 per square foot. (Total estimate: $5,760 to $6,480)
- Clay or grey vinyl pergolas are about 25% more expensive than white or tan and may cost between $50 and $55 per square foot. (Total estimate: $7,200 to $7,900)
- Black vinyl pergolas cost about 30% more and can range between $52 and $57 per square foot. (Total estimate: $7,480 to $8,200)
- Paintable, free foam PVC pergolas cost about $60 to $70 per square foot. Paint is additional. (Total estimate without paint: $8,600 to $10,000)
Cedar Pergola Cost
Cedar pergola prices vary based on lumber grade and are subject to change.
- A 12’x12’ cedar pergola with #1-grade wood and few knots will cost a few dollars more per square foot than a white vinyl one.
- A mid-grain 12'x12' cedar pergola with some knots may cost around $20 to $25 per square foot. (Total estimate: $3000 to $3,600)
All pergolas are securely built and not easy to take down or change. Pergolas may require permit approvals. The Amish deck builders at Decks R Us remove zoning headaches as part of the Hassle Free Guarantee.