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When it comes to enhancing functionality, aesthetic appeal and adding shading to your backyard deck, one of the most popular options is adding an overhead structure. Awnings and pergolas are two common choices, but deciding which one is better suited to your needs can be a challenging task. In this blog post, we’ll compare the benefits of awnings and pergolas to help you decide which one is the best fit for your backyard deck.


What’s the difference between an awning & an pergola?

Before we dive into the advantages of each option, it’s essential to understand the difference between an awning and a pergola.

A box awning is a fabric or metal cover that attaches to the roof or wall of a building and extends over the deck area. It provides shade and protection from the elements while still allowing natural light and air to circulate. Awnings come in various shapes, sizes, and materials, and some models are retractable, allowing you to adjust the amount of shade and sunlight.

A pergola, on the other hand, is a freestanding structure made of wood, metal, or vinyl that features an open roof with crossbeams or slats. Pergolas provide partial shade and define an outdoor living space while creating an inviting ambiance. They can be customized with accessories such as curtains, lighting, and climbing plants to enhance their visual appeal.


Here are the benefits of awnings:



Here are the benefits of pergolas:



Whether you choose an awning or a pergola, adding an overhead structure to your backyard deck can significantly improve its functionality, aesthetic appeal, and value.

Consider your needs and preferences, and with our guidance, we can work together to make the best decision that will transform your outdoor living space into an inviting oasis. Call us today to begin your outdoor transformation!



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