Energy efficient pergolas

Pergolas, while a fairly static structure on their own, can be used to great effect as strategic tools to help offer shade when it's needed, and in doing so contribute to passive heating and cooling for your home.

How to shade your home with a pergola

Pergolas can be used to provide excellent shade when they're positioned properly, which in turn can help reduce heat in homes and lower power bills. Find out how to plan pergolas for strategic shade.

Pergola materials

The materials you choose to use in the construction of your pergola will affect how durable and long wearing it is, and how well it will complement the other parts of your home's exterior.