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Pergola buying guide for the garden

Enjoying the garden and/ or the patio is one of the best experiences that every human being can have, but to make it even more wonderful it is very interesting to acquire a pergola that, in addition to beautifying the place, protects us from the sun. And, depending on where we live, it can be very uncomfortable (and even harmful) to be exposed to the sun’s rays, especially during the summer.

Fortunately, today we find a wide variety of models and, also, prices, so having one is as simple as taking a look at our selection while taking note of the advice we offer you.

What is a pergola?

The pergolas are magnificent elements, formed by a corridor flanked by more or less wide pillars, at the upper end of which the latticework sits, which is open. The material used to make them can be metal, wood or bricks and beams. It is believed that they began to be done around the middle of the year 1600. Until then what were done were the so-called green tunnels, formed by young and flexible shoots of willows or hazelnuts that were joined in such a way that they took the shape of an arc, and on which Longitudinal strips were woven on which climbing plants later grew.

But of course, these shoots did not last forever, so the creation of an artificial structure, although with an appearance that combines very well with the natural elements of the gardens, was a discovery for the gardeners of the time. In fact, it became the favorite structure of naturalistic gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries, and even today they are almost always included in the designs of these places.

Selection of pergolas for the garden

Do you dare to buy one? Take a look at the models we recommend:

Wooden pergolas

Brand characteristics Price
Tidyard

Made of pine wood, this pergola with a sloping roof is perfect for any garden, and can even be used as a parking space.

Its measurements are 2 x 4 x 2.2m, and it is very easy to assemble.

€ 163.99

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Festnight

Would you like to walk under the shade of beautiful climbing plants that produce aromatic flowers? This, which seems like a dream, can come true.

This high-quality pine wood model measures 2 x 4 x 2 meters, so it can be used as a magnificent entrance.

€ 201.89

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Forest

If you need a pergola that is large but not too large, this model is very interesting as it has only four posts, and is made of quality wood.

Its dimensions are 3 x 3 x 2.4 meters, and it is a perfectly valid option to create with it a corner of rose bushes, jasmine or other flowering plants.

€ 255.80

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Papillon

This is a simple, wall-mounted model, made with pine wood that is ideal for giving a very elegant touch (you could almost say oriental) to the garden.

It measures 3 x 2.8 x 2.4 meters, and is highly resistant to inclement weather.

€ 258.70

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Catral Garden

This is a very elegant pergola model, with a lattice roof made up of nine planks and six treated wood posts.

Measuring 4 x 3.6 meters, it is very suitable for use as access to the garden for example.

€ 480

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Our recommendation

When you want to buy a wooden pergola, it is very important to take into account several things, such as its quality and assembly, among other things. Choosing one is not always easy, but if you want to know which one we recommend over the ones we have seen so far, it is…:



Outsunny Pergola 3x3m…

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Pros:

  • It is a suitable size for a wide variety of gardens, as it measures 3 x 3 meters.
  • It is resistant to water and ultraviolet rays, so it can last for years.
  • You can remove or put the roof according to your needs.
  • Its assembly is simple.
  • The price is not very high.

Cons:

  • Being made of wood, you will have to do preventive treatments with a specific oil once a year.
  • It can be great for gardens with a small space.

Aluminum pergolas

Brand characteristics Price
Outsunny

When looking for elegance, functionality and durability, you can opt for this anti-rust aluminum pergola model.

Its measurements are 3 x 3 x 2.23 meters, and it is composed of four pillars and a very stable open trellis.

€ 275.99

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Plicosa

This aluminum pergola is capable of surprising everyone: those who buy it, and those who enjoy the shade it provides.

Measuring 3 x 4 meters, and with an anthracite colored structure, it is very suitable for being in the garden with family or friends.

€ 394.95

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Jet-Line

The black color in a pergola is very beautiful, but if you escape a little from the conventional this model you may love it.

It measures 3 x 3 x 2.6 meters, and is made of high-quality, blue-colored aluminum.

€ 438.90

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Residence

This model of pergola is not only beautiful and functional, but it is also resistant and very stable.

Its measurements are 2.9 x 3.9 x 2.3 meters, it is bluish gray in color and very easy to keep in good condition.

€ 490

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SiBrand

Are you looking for a pergola that serves both to decorate and to protect the car from the sun? Then this model is the one you are looking for.

It measures 3 x 3.75 x 2.4-2.9 meters, is made of white lacquered aluminum and has gutters for water drainage.

€ 719

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Our recommendation

Aluminum pergolas are a true marvel: resistant, and with very elegant and durable designs. But the price is sometimes what makes us choose other models, as it is usually high. Still, if you want to have one, this is the one we recommend:



Aluminum pergola with…

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Pros:

  • Its design is functional, robust and very elegant.
  • It has dimensions of 3 x 4 x 2.3 meters, so it is very suitable for medium and large gardens, and even for small ones.
  • Take a polyester fabric that you can remove whenever you want.
  • It is easy to assemble and maintain.

Cons:

  • If the land is very small, you will have to look for a smaller pergola, or wall.
  • The price can be high.

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