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Should I Choose a Kansas City Pergola or a Covered Deck?

Should I Choose a Kansas City Pergola or a Covered Deck?

Bringing shade to your backyard is an important aspect of designing the perfect outdoor retreat for your home. If you haven’t already noticed, you will soon realize that there are basically two main categories of shaded structures you can choose from: pergolas or covered structures such as a covered patio or deck.

Choosing between the two requires an understanding of the differences between these structures as well as a clear vision for your outdoor space – and hiring the best deck builders in Kansas City you can find to accomplish your goals. Here is the basic information you need to choose between a pergola or a covered structure.

What’s the Difference Between a Pergola and a Covered Deck?

One of the biggest differences between a covered patio or deck and a pergola is the way they are supported. A patio cover is actually installed as an extension of your home, connecting directly to the outdoor wall nearest the patio or deck you wish to cover. In comparison, a pergola doesn’t attach to the house. It is an independently supported structure, providing shade to the area of your backyard you have chosen.

Another difference between the two is the overall look and design. Covered patios are typically focused on practicality, using fiberglass or aluminum for the roof, supported by PVC posts. Pergolas, in general, are more aesthetically pleasing, built entirely out of high quality wood in the design of your choosing.

Compared to covered patios, pergolas actually do not have a roof. The part of the pergola providing shade is constructed of rafters positioned to provide both shade and sunlight to the space.

Which Shaded Structure is Best for Your Backyard Space?

If convenience and shade is your main goal, a patio cover would be a fine choice for your backyard space. However, these structures are not particularly aesthetically pleasing and may have a negative effect on the design of the remainder of your outdoor living space.

Pergolas, on the other hand, are much more design conscious. Built from high quality wood, they look beautiful in an backyard space and can be stained to fit your design vision for your space. When well maintained, their solid structure can bring shade to your backyard for many years to come.

If you are interested in installing a shaded structure in your outdoor space, Hinkle Hardscapes has extensive experience building beautiful and solid pergolas for Kansas City homeowners. Our team can work with you to create a detailed vision for your space, guaranteeing your satisfaction when the job is complete.

To learn more about the hardscaping services we provide, click here or call 816-608-8870 to schedule a hardscape design consultation with the team at Hinkle Hardscapes.

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