When designing a backyard deck, different reasons can influence whether you choose to go with a canopy or a pergola. The first limiting factor that will influence your decision is the cost of construction. If you have a small budget to work with, it would be advisable to go with a canopy. Constructing a pergola requires the input of an artist who will handle the actual construction. If you factor in the cost of purchasing items needed for the actual building, such as cement and paint, it becomes an expensive affair. Canopies use fairly cheap material in their making, making them a cheaper option for your backyard deck.
In this instance, the cost is not a big factor, and you could opt for something that fits your backyard. Since the backyard is often reserved for garden farming or planting orchards, a person requires a design that fits into a garden. A pergola offers a more appealing option since climber plants can grow around it. Flowers in pots can be hanged over a pergola to improve their aesthetic appeal. The pergola is a more permanent structure making it suitable support for climbers. A canopy would make lousy support for live plants because it has to be moved at some point.
Setting up a canopy will take up more space when compared to a pergola. Since a canopy has to be mounted and has different components, it requires more space to set up. A pergola is a fairly simple construct that fits into the house’s architecture and extends to cover your back deck effectively. If you have a small backyard, a pergola would be an ideal solution. In the instance you have a fairly huge space to work with and are looking for a cost-effective solution, the canopy will do.
If the main purpose behind setting up a pergola or a canopy is to provide cover against sunlight, the canopy is more adaptable. Since a pergola is fixed to a building, it offers cover from sunlight when the sun is at a certain angle. With a canopy, you are free to make adjustments to avoid direct sunlight best. A canopy overcomes the challenge of adaptability by allowing users to mount it at a spot they find most convenient. A canopy will make for a more effective cover against sunlight in your backyard and can host more guests.
Canopies allow for multiple adjustments since they are minimal in design. For a more striking appearance, you can have your canopy custom-designed to give it a personal touch. The ease of setting up a canopy makes it an ideal option when looking for a shelter solution that takes up minimal time and effort to set up. How much time you have in your hands has a role to play when selecting which two options will work best. The time frame a person has in mind also influences what the person chooses. Homeowners looking for a more permanent solution will go for a pergola.