What Our Customers Say
REALLY MAKES OUR BACKYARD BEAUTIFUL
“I have always wanted a pergola, so I am very happy with this one. I love that it comes with a power outlet which makes it a breeze adding string lights to it. You can sit and enjoy nature; or bring alexa out, plug it in to the outlet, enjoy enjoy some music with a glass of wine. It ceates a wonderful place to relax.”
THIS PERGOLA IS THE FAMILY FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT
“We bought this Pergola just over a year ago, and it's quickly become the favorite spot to relax for every member of the family. With the accompanying plants, this Pergola is now the center piece of our yard.
“Pergola features sturdy construction, convenient power, and looks even better in person than online!”
Heavy-Duty 100% Cedar Construction
We could be biased, but cedar sure seems like Mother Nature’s gift to outdoor structures. Thanks to its naturally rot-resistant structure, it doesn’t need to be chemically treated to remain sturdy and good-looking. Plus, it doesn’t absorb much heat which means it can stay cool to the touch on the hottest days.
- Naturally decay resistant
- Tight-knot structure less likely to develop cracks
- Ability to be stained to your desired color and sealed for lasting endurance
Wind-Resistant Cedar Pergolas
We subject our wood pergolas to rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand the most severe weather conditions, including winds up to 100 mph*, and have happy customers sharing stories about their resilience during hurricane-force winds. This level of performance is possible due to several factors.
- First, our designs ensure the beams, posts, and bracings work together to provide stability.
- Additionally, powder-coated steel anchoring plates with four 2" concrete screws securely fasten the structure to your property.
- Finally, our metal hardware withstands all the elements to remain stable season after season.
UV Protection & Shade with Soft Sail Canopy
Select pergolas have the option to include a light-filtering soft sail shade canopy. This UV-protected, breathable woven fabric allows air and water to flow through freely, so there's no need to worry about pooling water on rainy days.
What To Watch Out for When Buying a Wood Pergola
Lower quality wood that won’t last
- If you find a wood pergola that’s an amazing deal, you should check the type of wood first.
- High-quality wood, like cedar, is more expensive than some alternatives but it also features greater durability and performance in all weather.
- Also, watch out for claims going too far the other way. Expensive exotic woods are often less sustainable and perform only just as good or marginally better than cedar.
Wind-resistance claims that haven’t been tested
- Never trust a wind resistance claim that hasn’t been certified.
- Wind resistance is difficult to test. It requires a great deal of effort and cost from the manufacturer to replicate hurricane-force winds to determine when a pergola becomes unstable. We are happy to make that investment because we want to keep your structure and family safe.
- If it hasn’t been tested, it may just be a best guess at wind resistance. And a structure that weighs several hundred pounds is not something you want to guess about when the wind picks up.
Low-quality footings that absorb moisture and weaken over time
- Where your pergola touches the ground is the most likely spot where decay, rot, and other structural problems can easily seep into the posts.
- Footings are one particular area that many pergolas fail to recognize — we know that strong footings make a more stable, longer-lasting pergola. Plus, we make ours look good!
- Our powder-coated steel anchoring plates prevent moisture from being easily absorbed into the posts and provide a safe, effective method for bolting your pergola into pavers or concrete pads.
Shop Backyard discovery wood pergolas
12 x 10 Pergola
12x10 Fairhaven Pergola Natural
14x10 Somerville Pergola - Barnwood Stain
14x10 Ashland Pergola
Learn What Makes Backyard Discovery Pergolas Different
Solid engineering in both wood and metal, wind-resistant design, and assembly support set our pergolas apart. Learn more about what sets Backyard Discovery apart and what to consider when shopping for a pergola.
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