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Why an Arbor or Pergola Will Increase the Value of Your Property

When it comes to creating a beautiful backyard, an Arbor or Pergola is the perfect design element to add both style and value to your home.

Everyone needs time and a place to rest, relax and catch their breathe once in a while, so having a beautiful backyard with a wonderful outdoor living area can be definitely help in this regard.

So why put up an Arbor or Pergola? Arbors and Pergolas add beauty and value to your property.  Understanding why provides you with a great opportunity to increase the value of your home. In this post, I have chosen to show you how an Arbor or pergola will add value to your property.


The cost of putting up an Arbor or pergola will vary depending on size, style and improvements like adding a tinted polyethylene sheet on top for added shade and protection from the rain.

These home improvements in high end property markets will mean you spend more but you will easily recoup the costs. It’s a great way to achieve the best Return on Investment (ROI) in relation to the demand of such home structures in a booming market by region and in terms of the installation cost versus value.


The style and type of Arbor or Pergola you choose can also determine the value added. There are several types of Arbors and pergolas.

More durable materials will add more value, style, and class.  Some of the most common gazebo and pergola building materials are as follows:

  • Cedar
  • Teak
  • Fiberglass
  • Aluminum

Some common Arbor and Pergola designs are:

  • Pergola with retractable canopy
  • Pergolas with a pitched or gabled roof
  • Arched Arbors / Flat Arbors
  • Open-topped pergolas (flat or arched)

NOTE: Wooden pergolas are some of the most sought after designs. They are aesthetically pleasing and will blend in with any style of home, however they do require more maintenance as time goes by – they may need to be resealed or repainted. Proper care and maintenance will ensure a long, happy life span for your pergola. Wooden options might cost more to purchase, but still have the best resale values.

Fiberglass and aluminum on the other hand are strong, long lasting, and easy to maintain, but they lack the beauty and style of cedar.


Keep in mind that when it is time to sell your home, the value will be greatly determined by how large the arbor or pergola is. In many instances, it follows that the larger the arbor or pergola, the greater its appeal, and the more value it holds.

It is also very important to remember that the structure of the Arbor or Pergola is properly scaled with the other elements of the backyard, and that it blends well with the landscape surrounding your home.

Such styles, when chosen with care to fit in your backyard will easily provide an appealing look and great style. And remember, the more stylish your home is, the more valuable it becomes.

Additional Tips

While outdoor structures such as a gazebo or pergola don’t technically add to your home’s total square footage, they provide a great functional outdoor getaway space for you and your family to enjoy.

Many people crave a quiet, peaceful retreat and are willing to pay for it. Properly fitting the arbor or pergola with the right furniture, music systems, lighting, and any other entertainment extras you require will provide you with countless hours of family time with your loved ones or a romantic evening with your spouse.

Considerations For Your Arbor or Pergola

While you are the only person who can decide if the new outdoor structure you want to install is the right choice for you, it is important that you understand the other implications that might arise. It is very important that you have a well thought out plan and design.

To ensure a successful project consider the following:

  • Determine your budget
  • Choose the style and design of your outdoor structure
  • Decide the best material for your area and design
  • Decide on the correct measurements
  • Decide what you want to use the structure for and choose one to fit your needs

NOTE: Based on your budget, style, and priorities, it’s a good idea to have a well-built structure that will offer good value beyond simple enjoyment. This means that it will add to the value of your property.

Regardless of the arbor or pergola style that you choose, having a beautiful outdoor structure in your backyard will enhance not only your outdoor living space but also the value of your property. It will encourage you and your family to spend more time together and to enjoy the outdoors more often, and when the time to sell comes around, it will boost your overall home property value. Make sure that you keep it in a great shape so that it retains its original unique appeal and prospective buyers will easily dream of get-togethers, summer barbecues, romantic nights under the stars, and all sorts of entertaining ways to use the arbor or pergola. These additions make homes more appealing, welcoming, and leave you with more usable outdoor space to create the best atmosphere for your dream lifestyle.

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