Hi and welcome, to the Outdoor Style Show with Texas Custom leader Patio canopy. We’re here to really talk about what you, as a patio shopper, should know about the difference between a patio cover and a pergola. (music) A pergola, or an arbor or a trellis as some people call it, is a shade structure that’sin your backyard that covers your patio.
Typically, it’s made up of cedar or aluminum that’s painted or stained to whatever you want it to look like. A patio cover, on the other hand, is a roof structure that creates an outdoor living room. It’s generally designed and built to look original to the home and it’s finished with shingles and has hardy plank, trim and fashioned masonry that matches your home.
A lot of times either of these structures can be free standing or attached, but both of them allow us to do things like electricity, whereas a pergola, we get to do, we can put outdoor rated fans and lights that would be able to handle how damp and wet the structure can get.
But in a patio canopy cover, you can do all the same kind of lighting you do in the home. In fact, you can decorate a patio cover a lot like you do that the inside tInside the home with rugs and if you think you’d how you use your living room or your kitchen inside the homeyou’re entertaining, you’re watching TV, you’re enjoying some time by the fire.
We do all those things under a patio cover. A pergola is a structure that adds to the beauty and aesthetics of your home. Usually, we like to use them as a transition piece between the home and a freestanding structure as an attachment off the side of a beautiful patio cover that tends to just add even more beauty to everything that you’re doing out there.