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Trends in Pergola Building Materials: From Wood to Aluminum and Beyond

Pergolas have become increasingly popular in recent years, serving as an excellent way to add beauty, functionality, and value to outdoor living spaces. With more and more people looking to create outdoor living spaces, the building materials industry has responded with an array of options for constructing pergolas. In this blog post, we'll explore the trends in building materials for pergolas and how the industry is branching into aluminum pergolas.


Traditionally, wood has been the most popular material for building pergolas, and for good reason. Wood is a versatile and classic choice that can be stained or painted to match any design style. Cedar and redwood are the most commonly used types of wood for pergolas due to their natural resistance to decay and insect infestation. Because wood pergolas remain the most popular choice among homeowners and contractors alike, our hardware is tailored for it.


In recent years, the industry has also seen a rise in aluminum pergolas. Aluminum is a lightweight and durable material that requires little maintenance and is highly resistant to weather, making it a popular choice for outdoor living spaces. Additionally, aluminum pergolas come in a range of colors and finishes, making them highly customizable to fit any design aesthetic.


At Patio Roof Riser, we recognize the importance of staying up to date with industry trends and customer demands. That's why we have been developing hardware to accommodate the growing market for aluminum pergolas. Our team has been working on a new line of Patio Roof Riser hardware specifically designed for aluminum pergolas, allowing customers to easily attach their aluminum pergola to their roof with the same ease and convenience as our existing hardware for wood pergolas.


In conclusion, while the building material trends in pergolas have expanded to include other options like aluminum and vinyl, wood remains the classic and reliable choice for a reason. It offers a timeless look, versatility, and durability that other materials simply can't match. And for those who do choose to build with wood, Patio Roof Risers are the perfect solution for a sleek, modern, and easy-to-install pergola cover. Stay tuned as we continue to develop hardware solutions for the expanding aluminum pergola market.

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