Cabana Pergola FAQ

What is the difference between a gazebo and a cabana pergola?

There are some traits that make a gazebo different from a cabana pergola, including the type of roof and whether or not the structure has sides.

Gazebos are open structures that typically don't have walls. Their roofs are also continuous and protect people from the sun and other weather conditions.

Cabana pergolas usually have two walls and partial roofs that allow in sunlight and don't offer much protection from the elements. Cabana pergolas are usually smaller structures than a gazebo.

What is the difference between a pergola and a cabana pergola?

When it comes to the differences between a pergola and a cabana pergola, the most apparent feature you'll notice is that a cabana pergola has two walls, while a traditional pergola doesn't have any.

Cabana pergolas are also smaller and more enclosed than your typical pergola, which means they can create a more intimate space and be erected in smaller yards. With two walls, cabana pergolas can also provide a bit more protection from the elements than a regular pergola.

What are the benefits of a cabana pergola?

Adding a cabana pergola to your backyard is a great way to create a space that is shady and private. The two walls not only block out the sun and wind, but they also provide privacy. The best benefit from adding this structure to your property is that it creates a comfortable space to relax.

Cabana pergolas are usually smaller than traditional pergolas, which means they can be placed alongside your pool, in your garden or anywhere in your yard where you want to create a cozy, intimate space. They may be smaller, but they can still accommodate multiple people under the canopy for a restful afternoon outside.

Do cabana pergolas come with seating?

Yes, some cabana pergolas come with built-in seating, while others require standalone seats. You get to decide which one works best for you depending on your personal preferences, lifestyle and budget.

If you like to change things often and want to rearrange the furniture to meet different outdoor needs, then getting a cabana pergola with standalone furniture is your best option. If you don't mind things staying the same and like the way the furniture is already set up, then a cabana pergola with built-in furniture is what you're looking for.

How long do cabana pergolas last?

After spending your money on a cabana pergola, you want to make sure it's going to last as long as possible. We offer both cedar and steel cabana pergolas that can last for years. If you want to potentially increase the lifespan of your cedar cabana pergola, then engaging in minimal maintenance can help you achieve your goals. Some of the steps you'll need to undertake include the following:

  • Remove mold stains by adding one cup of bleach to a gallon of water and using a soft-bristled brush to work the mixture into the wood.
  • Use flexible wood filler to fill in cracks or chips.
  • Seal and apply wood stain to your pergola at least once a year.
  • Trim vines and other foliage to reduce the amount of weight on your cabana pergola.

Or, you can select one of our durable steel cabana pergolas that require virtually no maintenance. Whichever you choose, both our cedar and our steel cabana pergolas come with five-year limited warranties.

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