Pergolas and Gazebos have been around for years. They both provide an area that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, or entertain your friends and family, but they are different in significant ways. There’s the difference in shape, the amount of shade they provide, as well as the overall appearance. In order to decide which one will be best for you, let’s look at each of them.
Characteristics of a Pergola:
A Pergola is a structure with vertical posts or pillars that support cross beams. Pergolas are defined as a structure that has the posts secured into the ground and are free standing. They are a stationary structure. However, they can also be an extension of another building or structure. Pergolas are either square or rectangular. They have a flat and open roof. The horizontal top beams are usually covered with lattice, and the sides are open. While the lattice will provide shade for the occupants, it will not provide protection from the rain and weather. A pergola may or may not have a solid floor.