Pergolas differ from patio covers in that they are generally freestanding and open on all four sides. Some have a roof to provide shade and protection from the elements, while others are more basic affairs designed to enhance and give form to a garden or patio.

No matter what they’re used for, though, a well-designed pergola will both boost the value of your home and dramatically improve the look and feel of your outdoor area.

Adding Simple and Beautiful Value to Your Home

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Texan summers are long, warm, and ideal for relaxing outside with a cold drink. There’s no better way to enjoy them than under a beautiful pergola. Adding a patio and pergola to your home is like adding an extra room—a space which both you and your guests can enjoy for years to come.

At a fraction of the cost of a house extension, a pergola will significantly increase the resale price of any property, especially if it gives full or partial shelter from sun and rain. Coupled with functional design elements like climbing plants or a fire pit, even the plainest of pergolas can be turned into a work of art.

The Advantages of Having a Custom Pergola in Houston

Pergolas are a natural fit for the ever-changing climate in Houston. Compared to patio covers, which are fixed in place, a pergola not only can be moved relatively easily, but also be fitted with a wide range of canopies, retractable and removable covers, curtains, and drapes.

Want some shade? You’ve got it. Want to soak up the afternoon sun and catch those cooling breezes? You can do that, too! Cross Construction Services is an expert in driveway, patio, and pergola construction, and it can provide professional advice on how you can take advantage of the great outdoors.

Concrete: The Natural Choice for a Pergola That Will Last

As a freestanding structure, a pergola needs to be able to outlast the weather without being supported by the rest of the house. That’s why a durable and versatile base is needed for the pergola—and concrete is, by far, the best material for the job.

Concrete is built to last and, with minimal maintenance, you can have a patio under your pergola that will survive over a quarter of a century of harsh outdoor treatment. You’ll have a base that not only looks good but will keep that pergola rock-solid for years to come.

How Much Will a Pergola Cost in Houston?

From ornate constructions to more stripped down DIY pergola kits, the cost of building a pergola can vary wildly. As always, it depends on your requirements, your budget, and what customizations you’d like to make.

With over 30 years of serving the Houston area, the reliable team at Cross Construction Services (CCS Concrete Driveways) knows what’s best for your home and your budget. Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation quote and find out how we’ll turn your outdoor area into a space you and future generations will love.