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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Why Are Steel Pergolas So Popular?

Given the continued fervor for outdoor home improvement projects, pergolas are popping up everywhere. Often used to “frame” a zone in the backyard, like a designated space for dining al fresco or lounging with a book on a lazy Sunday afternoon, these multipurpose structures are a creative backyard solution for homeowners looking to extend their usable living space outdoors.

While pergolas are typically constructed out of wood, steel pergolas are becoming increasingly popular due to homeowners’ growing interest in higher end building materials that offer virtually limitless design possibilities. 

Keep reading to find out why steel pergolas are the shining star of the backyard equation.  

Dressed up or down, steel pergolas define usable living spaces  

Adding function to a landscape, steel pergolas can help homeowners carve out a purposeful and comfortable living space in an otherwise variegated backyard. But practicality aside, they offer incredible design freedom. In their bare form, steel pergolas can bring forth a clean, ultramodern aesthetic that welcomes plenty of sunlight. They can also be dressed up with climbing plants, floor-length curtains and shade screens to fashion a private sanctuary.

Freestanding steel pergolas can be assembled anywhere

Polished and permanent looking, steel pergolas certainly look finished. And yet, these structures can be expanded on to create a comprehensive outdoor living space. For instance, homeowners can easily integrate sun DIY roof panels to assemble a comfortable, shaded escape that invites year-round enjoyment. Not to mention, freestanding steel pergolas can be incorporated into virtually any backyard layout. They can be assembled in an underutilized part of a yard to create a retreat-worthy escape, near an in-ground swimming pool to imitate a cabana, or adjacent to the home to create a direct extension from interior living spaces.

Built-to-last, steel pergolas promise enduring beauty

Essentially indestructible, steel pergolas will sidestep issues associated with moisture absorption, one of the most common reasons for decomposition in traditional wood pergolas. In fact, they’re resistant to most tangible threats, including rot and decay, fungi, pests (such as termites) and weathering. With this level of resiliency, steel pergolas will stand strong and look beautiful in any climate – with minimal maintenance required.

Learn more about the outdoor structure that everyone and their mother is talking about at fortressbp.com/.

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