Top four mistakes you need to avoid while purchasing a pergola


In the 21st century, pergolas are one of the most important products of modern homes. As there are tons of options available for pergolas, you can purchase a pergola that will enhance the beauty, value, and freshness of the open spaces of all shapes and sizes. For instance, if you purchase an open neck pergola, the open-air will transform the deck into an amazing hangout spot. 

The choices of pergolas are endless. Additionally, the process is a little bit complicated. So, many buyers end up making some common mistakes. Remember that the primary objective of pergolas is to enhance the beauty and atmosphere of your backyard space. Hence, one single mistake can ruin all of your efforts as well as your money. 


In this article, we will discuss the top 4 mistakes that you need to avoid while buying pergola for your backyard. 

You don’t choose the right material

This is probably one of the most common mistakes you need to avoid while purchasing pergola. Make sure that you’re buying a pergola that will look beautiful throughout the years. Choosing the perfect material is the key point. Most of the pergolas are created from steel, wood, aluminum, vinyl, or concrete. However, wood is the most popular and reliable material for pergolas. Even though there are tons of wood options available for buyers such as teak, redwood, hardwoods, and cedar wood, you need to choose woods that are relevant for your situation. Don’t forget that wood is the primary factor that will determine the longevity of your pergola. 

You Neglect Notching

You should always prioritize the notching. Notched pergolas are not only wind resistant but also last for longer years. So, while buying wooden pergolas, don’t forget to ask the manufacturers if the pergolas are fully notched or partially notched. Buyers should know that notching develops interlocking joints and it will fortify the structure. Additionally, notching will ensure the durability and strength of your timbers as they cannot be moved. Most manufacturers skip the notching to decrease the manufacturing cost. That’s why you should always check for notching before you purchase a pergola. 

Moisture Issue

Cheap pergola materials will last longer in a sunny and dry climate. But, keep in mind that their structure will weaken gradually in harsh and most climates. Many people don’t consider the climate and end up purchasing irrelevant pergola for their backyard. Hence, you need to determine the moisture amount in the air so that you can prevent long-term decay issues. A dry and gentle climate is appropriate for pergolas, but extreme weather and significant moisture will damage the wood. You can also protect your pergolas from moisture by using pergola covers

Manufacturer’s Warranty

Before you decide to purchase a pergola, make sure that the manufacturer will provide you replacement parts. Even if you order a customized pergola, the manufacture should be capable of providing you additional pats in the future. Hence, you need to look for manufacturers who are in the industry for at least 5 years. The advantage of choosing professional manufacture is that they will be able to provide the best warranty for your pergola. As per Deal news, don’t forget to ask manufacturers about the limitations of the warranty


These are the top four mistakes you need to avoid while purchasing pergola for your outdoor space. Do you have any confusion regarding pergolas? Comment down below. 

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