How can pergola kits save you money

How can pergola kits save you money in the long term?

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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 Using pergola kits can be a great idea if you intend to install a pergola at home. These easily fitted and installed alternatives to typical pergolas can make your home more hospitable. They can often be installed with little to no professional help, which can help reduce installation costs. Did you know, though, that a pergola could save you money in the long term?

Here are just some of the ways that a pergola kit that you can buy from specialized vendors can see you spend less, not more, on your household in the years to come.

How do pergola kits save money?

1. Reduce cooling energy requirements

One of the primary cost-savings of using a pergola is that it can create ‘cold spots’ around the outside of your home. That is useful as it can mean you need less energy to cool down your home. If you want to save energy consumption – especially during the summer – creating natural shade can be a good way to keep your home cooler.

One of the largest costs you will come up against during summer is cooling your home. With pergolas installed, you get a natural shade. This makes both sitting outside more comfortable and sitting indoors more affordable.

2. Keep your furniture for longer

Another beneficial factor of pergolas is that they can protect your outdoor furniture. The shielding they provide can ensure that your furniture does not become sun-faded. This can even help to keep them in better condition during the colder months. During summer and winter, pergola kits can keep your furniture lasting longer.

Over time, our furniture can become sun damaged and lose much of its original luster. This helps keep the furniture lasting longer and ensures that it is in the best condition possible if you choose to sell that furniture. This saves you money on needless replacements and retains the value of your current furniture.

3. Stop spending so much going out

During the summer, it can feel like a good excuse to go out for dinner and head out for the evening. Having a pergola set up in your garden gives you a more practical outdoor space. Instead of heading out with friends and family, why not have them over and enjoy a meal outside in the comfort of your pergola?

4. Adding value to your home

Lastly, a pergola can help to add extra value to your property. While this is not a ‘saving,’ it is a long-term investment. Should you sell your home, the presence of a properly fitted pergola is going to be a positive feature. This can make it easier to sell your home and ensure you get the maximum value you are due.

There are many ways that a pergola can be of benefit to you as a homeowner. From reducing energy costs to ensuring outdoor furniture last longer to more abstract savings, pergolas make a wonderful addition to any home. If you are wondering if pergolas can provide more than just aesthetics, now you can see how they provide benefits beyond an awesome outdoor sitting space.

Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.