The cost of a pergola ranges from $300-$10,000, depending on what the pergola is made of, who constructs it, and how large and elaborate or simple it is. Pergolas can be made from metal, vinyl, aluminum or wood; metal pergolas are generally the cheapest, while wood pergolas are usually the most expensive. Pergolas can be constructed from scratch or constructed from a kit; pergola costs are less when they are constructed from a kit compared to when they are constructed from scratch. The cost of a wood pergola constructed from scratch DIY is $15-$25 per square foot. Wood pergola kits cost $8-$45 per square foot, materials only. Steel pergolas are $3-$6 per square foot, materials only. Vinyl pergolas are $8-$20 per square foot, materials only. Aluminum pergolas are $8-$20 per square foot, materials only. Construction of the pergola costs around $1-$3 per square foot when done by a contractor.
Cost Of Building A Pergola
The cost to have a pergola built by a professional contractor ranges from $1-$3 per square foot, depending on the contractor. Construction prices varies depending on location. Construction of prices are also affected by what material the pergola is made of and whether the pergola is being made from scratch or from a kit. Having a pergola built from scratch costs more than having one built from a kit. The cost of having a 100 square foot pergola constructed ranges from $100-$300.
Cost Variation According To Location
A patio is generally roofless and is made from cement, concrete or stones like flagstone or bluestone. A deck is usually raised off the ground and made of wood. Decks are usually larger than patios are. A deck pergola and a patio pergola are the same price per square foot, but as decks are generally larger than patios, a deck pergola usually costs more than a patio pergola does in the end cost.
Cost Variation According To Material Used For Construction
Pergolas can be constructed with a variety of different materials: wood, vinyl and metal. The cost of a metal pergola is less than the cost of a vinyl pergola or a wood pergola. The average cost of a metal pergola ranges from $3-$6 per square foot, materials only. The average cost of a vinyl pergola is $8-$20 per square foot, materials only. The cost of a wood pergola, materials only, ranges from $8-$45 per square foot depending on the type of wood used. A wood pergola made of press board costs around $8-$10 per square foot, while a cedar pergola costs around $20-$25 per square foot. Wood pergolas made of expensive wood like teak can cost as much as $45 per square foot.
Pergola kits are an easy and convenient way for homeowners to purchase and put up their own pergola. Most pergola kits contain construction instructions, labeled pergola pieces, and the hardware needed to construct it. Some kits also include a roof. The cost of a pergola kit ranges from $300-$4500, depending on type and style. Steel, vinyl and aluminum pergola kits cost less than wood pergola kits. Steel pergola kits cost from $300-$600. Vinyl and aluminum pergola kits range in price from $800-$2000. Wood pergola kits cost from $800-$4500. Construction of a pergola kit usually takes 2-3 people an afternoon to erect. To hire a professional to construct a pergola kits costs from $1-$3 per square foot.
What Is A Pergola?
A pergola is an open-air garden structure that is typically made of wood, but can also be made of metal or vinyl. Pergolas are framed structures with open trellises and a flat top. Pergolas are normally rectangular shaped, but can be square, hexagon, circular, octagon or any other shape. Pergolas are similar to gazebos but are normally attached to a house or permanent structure to form a walkway. Traditionally pergolas were not roofed with anything but the plants that grew up and over them, but today, they often have roofs made of anything from battens, trellis, shade cloth, polycarbonate or thatch. Pergolas add a lot of style and beauty to a garden, especially when they are covered in beautiful plants and vines. Roofed pergolas offer shade from the sun and moderate protection from the elements.
Some pergolas are sold with a cover, but many are not. Pergola covers are made from a variety of materials: wood, battens, shade cloth, polycarbonate or thatch. The cost of a pergola cover ranges from $200-$4500, depending on style and type, and what it is made of. Basic pergola covers are $200-$500, while fancy pergola covers are $300-$1000. Motorized pergola covers cost anywhere from $1000-$4500.