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These guys were really great, I had them come quote a job where they could have easily made a buck off of me, but instead they told me how I could easily do the project myself and save thousands. Feels rare to come across honesty like that! I would definitely trust this company to do an amazing job. I’ll be calling them for future needs!

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Designs 4 you really did their part , I was impressed from the time I called to schedule an appointment and more impressed when the project manager showed up ! These guys are amazing !

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Kat Abreu

If we can guarantee one thing about San Diego summers, is they can get hot! If you’re not getting the ocean breeze or if the breeze is not enough to cool your backyard, you’ll want to discover other inventive ways to stay cool. One of the best ways is a Pergola, which is simply a cover for your patio or backyard entertaining/relaxing area. Let’s dive into the shade and learn about the types of pergolas, including popular alumawood patio cover solutions.

What is a pergola?

A pergola is basically any structure that supplies partial coverage of an outdoor area. Traditionally it is columns that support a lattice of beams or rafters.

What’s the difference between a patio cover and a pergola?

Patio covers, like the modern durable ones made of alumawood (a type of synthetic wood), generally cover more area than a pergola. While pergolas are usually a lattice structure with holes, a patio cover may be full coverage from sunlight, and might even have it’s own recessed lighting and/or fans. You can do much more functionally with a patio cover or sunroom vs the elegant simplicity of a pergola design.

Are you interested in exploring your options for a patio cover or pergola in San Diego? Contact us today for a free estimate on your patio design and construction needs.

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