Our project highlight recently benefited from a gorgeous backyard makeover. Right now it’s spring and the weather is absolutely perfect in North Dallas (highs in the 70s! Why can’t it just stay just like this forever?). But summer is rapidly approaching and the benefits of an attached pergola with a concrete paver patio will be greatly appreciated in the days to come.
Why Attach a Pergola to Your Home?
If you are new to hardscaping outdoors terms, you may be wondering: What is a pergola, and why would I consider attaching it to my home?
A pergola is a structure consisting of columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters providing an area sheltered from the worst of the elements. In the Texas heat, it will provide shade while still allowing the sun to peek through.
Attaching a pergola to your home makes it more structurally secure than a freestanding one. They share the stability of the structure and provide extra protection from the elements so you can create a comfortable outdoor living area. Just imagine how you can simply relax, entertain guests, or enjoy a meal outdoors!
Plus your home will have an extra layer of insulation from the sun, possibly helping with the AC bills in the summer.
An attached pergola can be customized to fit your unique needs and preferences. There are so many different materials, colors, and designs to create a pergola that can perfectly complement your dream outdoor space.
Concrete Paver Patio Shaded by Attached Pergola
While an attached pergola sounds great, what about the ground directly below it? We have so many possible solutions to that question! In this project highlight, our client chose to install a concrete paver patio.
Concrete pavers are a popular choice for patios because they can withstand heavy foot traffic, harsh weather conditions (hello Texas heat!), and the natural wear and tear that comes with outdoor living. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, making it easy to stamp your personal style on a patio design.
Concrete pavers are typically less expensive than other materials, such as natural flagstone or porcelain, and allow for efficient installation. And (bonus!) if a concrete paver is damaged, it can be easily replaced without tearing up the entire patio.