How Much Does It Cost to Build a Pergola?

The cost of adding a pergola to the landscape of your home can vary widely according to the size of the structure, the sophistication of the design, the cost of the materials you use, whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, and other factors. In some cases, such as when you want your pergola to cover an outdoor hot tub or a seating area around a fire pit, the size of the structure will be determined by the dimensions of the outdoor living area to be covered. In other cases, when you simply want a pergola to serve as an accent for your garden and provide some shade while you enjoy the view, you may have greater flexibility in the size of the structure to be built.

It’s important to invest in long-lasting, weather-resistant materials, such as vinyl or stained and pressure-treated wood, for any outdoor structure that will be exposed to rain and insects. Teakwood is one of the hardiest and most beautiful wood choices for a pergola, but it is out of the price range of many homeowners. Cedar is also a beautiful choice that will resist decay from moisture and termites, but it, too, is not inexpensive. When choosing the building materials for your pergola, you’ll want to weigh the importance of achieving a long-lasting home upgrade that suits your aesthetic tastes against the impact of your preferences on your wallet. Likewise, if you’ve been dreaming of a pergola design with curves, multi-level covers, and other embellishments, you’ll likely need to hire a contractor and your pergola will probably cost more than a simple design that you may be able to construct yourself.

No matter what type of pergola ultimately graces your home, you can make the most of your investment with a retractable shade solution from Sunesta. A retractable pergola cover can help you enjoy spending more time outdoors by providing shade from intense sunlight when you need it and more open sky whenever you want it. What’s more, you can enjoy options like motorized controls that will provide the utmost level of convenience for extending and retracting your Sunesta pergola cover.

For more information about Sunesta and the beautiful, highly durable retractable shades for patios, decks, and pergolas that we custom-manufacture for homeowners throughout the United States, contact us today.