Winter is the perfect time to build a pergola. Let us tell you why.

“Hey mom, watch this!”

“Hold on honey,” you say. You can see from where you are, because of glare from the sun. You get up and move across the yard, where you can clearly see your son execute an excellent belly flop.

You wince. “Great job, honey!” you say. He’s proud – what else can you do?

There’s nothing more enjoyable than watching your kids have fun in the backyard. But roasting under the sweltering Tennessee sun sure does take a lot of the fun out of it. Sure, you can use a patio umbrella or other source of temporary shade to get some relief, but then you have to worry about putting it up and down, taking it in when it storms – it’s really kind of a hassle.

The solution? A pergola!

A pergola can add so much to your outdoor landscape. Not only does it offer relief from the elements, but it can create a cozy spot for relaxing or entertaining guests. We’re proud to carry designer pergolas from Housewarmings Outdoor, the same company that crafts our quality outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and firepits.

And it might surprise you, but winter is the perfect time to start a pergola project. By beginning now, you can be sure to have your new pergola in place before the spring and summer fun seasons begin. When the weather warms you’ll be able to landscape and decorate. Enjoy your favorite book in the shade. Eat a delicious family breakfast outdoors. Have your friends over for a cookout. Or, just be ready for the next time you hear “Hey mom, watch this!”

Browse some of the available styles online. What’s your favorite? Rustic? Tuscan? Pavilion? Something else? We’ll help you choose a design that fits your style and your budget, and that will create the outdoor entertaining and relaxing space you’ve always wanted.