Can a Pergola Be Freestanding?

The understated elegance of pergolas has been charming folks for hundreds of years. Despite its simple design, it still adds just the right amount of shade and style to houses and yards. Plus, its basic shape means that it fits in just about anywhere. But what exactly are the rules for a pergola? Does it have to be attached to a home directly, or can it be freestanding?

Designs to Suit Your Preferences

While the oldest form of a pergola may be the kind that is attached directly to a home or other structure, pergolas are versatile enough that they don’t have to be pigeonholed. The traditional, attached design is great for adding shade and natural cooling over a deck or patio, but the freestanding design has its own benefits.

Shade and Trellising

Freestanding pergolas have long been enjoyed in gardens throughout the world since they add a touch of shade. They’re also useful to gardeners since they can act as an attractive trellis for vines and other creeping plants. Plus, after enough vines have grown between the lattices, these garden pergolas will provide even more shade and cooling.

Operable Pergolas

One of the most exciting types of pergolas is the TEMO Sunrooms operable pergola. It features a slow-motion motor that allows you to transform your pergola into a cover with a closed roof. This innovative design essentially gives homeowners the best of both worlds between pergolas and patio covers.

Durable and Attractive Pergolas

At TEMO, we’ve got decades of experience designing, manufacturing, and installing custom outdoor living products like pergolas. We stand behind our products with a limited lifetime transferable warranty. To find out more about our pergolas or to get a quote for your home, contact TEMO Sunrooms today.

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