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, patio, or backyard.

No matter what they’re used for, though, a well-designed custom 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 in the privacy of your backyard. 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 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 your expert pergola contractor, and we can provide professional advice on how you can take advantage of the great outdoors.

A Concrete Patio with Aluminum Pergola: The Natural Choice 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.

We build strong, sturdy aluminum pergolas for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. These structures can withstand Category 2 winds at 110 mph, and we also offer a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty to give you additional peace of mind.

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.

Choose us as your trusted pergola contractor in the area. With over 30 years of serving Houston and the surrounding communities, 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 custom pergola quote and find out how we’ll turn your outdoor area into a space you and future generations will love.