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Wood Vs Metal Pergola: Which Is Better?

06 Apr 2023 0 Comments
Wood Vs Metal Pergola: Which Is Better? |  sunjoygroup

A pergola is a great option when you want to add a stylish touch to your backyard. Since pergolas come in different material options as well as different size options, it's crucial to do your research before finalizing which pergola is best for your needs.

A pergola is a great way to add structure, style, and shade to your backyard or garden. If you want to add one to your home, you must first decide what material you want your pergola to be made of.🌞

Let's look at the pros and cons of wooden and metal pergolas so you can decide which material makes the most sense for your backyard.

Wooden pergolas:

A wooden pergola is perfect for those who want a more rustic and natural style.

Pressure-treated lumber is cheaper, can be painted a variety of colors, and chemically treated with insecticides to resist rot and act as an insect repellant. Cedar wood, on the other hand, naturally repels insects and resists rot. It also has a distinct red color and an appealing outdoor scent.💕

Cedar wood can also be stained to bring out more of the wood's natural color, or painted to better match the vibe of your outdoor space.SummerCove Outdoor Patio 10x14 Modern Light Gray Wooden Frame Arched Pergola Kit with Shelves

SummerCove Outdoor Patio 10x14 Modern Light Gray Wooden Frame Arched Pergola Kit with Shelves
SummerCove Outdoor Patio 10x14 Modern Light Gray Wooden Frame Arched Pergola Kit with Shelves
SummerCove Outdoor Patio 10x14 Modern Light Gray Wooden Frame Arched Pergola Kit with Shelves


Wood also has the advantage of a timeless quality, while being versatile, giving you many different style options. Wood is often less expensive and has lower upfront costs than metal pergolas.

However, wood does have some limitations. Unlike metal, wood requires more maintenance and care. Paint can chip, peel and crack, and paint on wood can fade, requiring you to repaint or re-stain the wood. This is the cost you need to consider down the road when evaluating wood as a material.💗

If you choose wood, it is important to remember that wood is combustible, which will limit where you can place your pergola and what you can put under it—no open fires!

Metal pergolas:

When it comes to metal pergolas, the key word is durability. Although metal is a more expensive material than wood, compared with wooden pergolas, its long term maintenance costs are relatively lower, given its ability to last longer with little maintenance. This is a benefit that helps offset their cost when you buy them. They're also easier to clean, requiring just a quick pressure wash now and then.🥳

Metal pergola can be made of different metals (steel or aluminum). Just as different types of wood have unique properties, the type of metal you use will depend on your environment and needs.

1.Aluminum pergolas are lightweight and naturally corrosion-resistant, making them ideal for backyards near salt water. But at the same time because they are so light, they must be fastened firmly to the ground so they don't blow away in the wind!💐

2.The advantage of steel pergolas is that they are stronger and tougher than their aluminum cousins and do not require anchors. When you galvanize steel and add a powder coat, it is virtually impervious to rust and corrosion, while making it highly resistant to chipping, scratching, and UV damage.Sunjoy Outdoor Patio 9x13 Modern Tan Metal Arched Pergola Kit with Bar Shelf

Sunjoy Outdoor Patio 9x13 Modern Tan Metal Arched Pergola Kit with Bar Shelf
Sunjoy Outdoor Patio 9x13 Modern Tan Metal Arched Pergola Kit with Bar Shelf


Just as wood brings a rustic feel to any occasion, metal can help give your space a more contemporary urban vibe. And because metal can be made thin and durable, the unique advantages of these metal materials mean that the metal pergola can be made into a narrower and more fashionable design that wood can't match.🥂

Wood vs Metal Pergola: Which is Better?

With all the above in mind, which material is better for your backyard, wood or metal?

The first step is to imagine! Step out onto your deck or patio.

Stand in the backyard where you plan to place your pergola.🌻

Imagine the pergola that will be placed in that space. Then, imagine two different scenarios: one with wood and one with metal. Catch the scent of cedar on the breeze and feel the warmth of the wood. Then, picture the vibe that metal will give. 

You can also think about how a pergola in different materials will look with other things in your backyard. Keep in mind that pergolas, whether wooden or metal, can add more shade, can be freestanding or attached to a building, and you can choose from many different sizes. Once you consider the above points, you will be ready to make the best choice!!🌿

Finally, the right lighting can change everything. You can add lighting to the pergola you choose whether you choose a wooden or metal pergola. You can create an idyllic atmosphere or a playful party atmosphere, by adding lighting to your gazebo in a fun way.

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