Although typically an open structure, you can create privacy by adding a slat screen to one side of the pergola. If you are neighbouring a multi-level building, this is also a great way to achieve privacy when you’re entertaining guests.
Pergolas can also provide shade in your yard and protect you from the intense outdoor sun. Shading the exterior of your house, particularly walls that absorb the sunlight, will reduce the temperature inside your home. You will potentially see a huge drop in both your electricity bill and summer temperatures as you rely less on air conditioning and more on the natural cooling properties of your new pergola.
Taking advantage of environmental conditions to provide the desired purpose absolutely free of charge is called bioclimatic design. Our design experts consider this technique when creating a structure for your home.