Pergola are traditionally made of wood like cedar or redwood. However, modern homes require an updated look when it comes to its outdoor structure installations, too. In this blog, we’ll show you 5 modern pergola designs you can consider.
Metal and Concrete
Here are two formidable materials that create a sound structure. If you already have a concrete patio, you can consider installing a metal pergola made up of relatively thick beams welded together. You can keep the gray color for a more austere and classic look, especially if you already have a burst of color coming from your plants. The contrast will give your landscape a better impact while your patio serves as a nondescript background.
Made of thick polycarbonate sheets, a sunroof pergola provides you with a solid patio cover while still keeping your patio bright and airy. This fits a wooden deck beautifully and provides a good contrast to the platform.
If you want a neat look for your patio, a metal pergola with a gridwork will give you that geometric look. You can leave the gridwork as it is or having lovely vines and other aerial plants hang from it. This is also a great design idea if you’re looking for a pergola right next to your outdoor office space.
Aluminum pergola with wood grain finish
For something sturdier than wood but still retains the wood aesthetic, choose aluminum as your pergola material. You can then mix this with a retractable vinyl shade for cover or install polycarbonate sheet in between the top beams for additional cover.
Lean Metal Pergola with a Privacy Wall
For better coverage and privacy, have your contractor draw up a metal pergola with lean metal bars spaced more closely together. This creates a privacy wall and cover while still spaced just enough to let the sunlight softly filter in.