We design, build and install pergolas in San Francisco!
We specialize in building custom pergolas, gazebos and patio covers.
Welcome to San Francisco Pergola Company
San Francisco Pergola Company understands the need to have a safe haven—a place where you can relax, spend time with your family and friends, and entertain guests. A beautifully constructed pergola is the perfect venue to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air on your own or with the special people in your life.
At San Francisco Pergola Company, we believe that there’s no place like home. That’s why we’ll work closely with you to create a space that complements your home. We offer customized design and installation services for all your pergola needs.
What Is a Pergola?
A pergola is an outdoor feature with columns that support an open or covered roofing grid. A pergola can be freestanding—meaning it’s a separate structure—or attached to the facade of a home or building. It can serve as an outdoor seating area, an outdoor kitchen, or a walkway. It may also be used to cover existing outdoor structures such as decks or pools.
A pergola is primarily meant to offer sun protection for people who want to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the stunning view of their property. However, that’s not all that it can do. Pergolas offer a wealth of benefits.
Compared to other outdoor structures, a pergola is a budget-friendly addition to your home. Certain pergolas styles and materials can be cheaper than others, of course, but generally, pergolas don’t cost a lot of money. Some DIY kits even retail for less than $1,000.
And if you choose to hire professional builders like our company to custom-build a pergola, we can work within your budget.
Pergolas Are Durable
The most common pergola materials are wood and aluminum. Both are durable materials that can last a lifetime with proper maintenance and care.
Cedar, for instance, can naturally resist rot, pests, and weathering. Aluminum is another hardy material that can build sturdy and long-lasting structures. Although it’s typically more expensive than pressure-treated wood, it doesn’t need as much maintenance, and it lasts longer.
Expand Landscaping and Gardening Options
Pergolas are the ideal place to grow climbing plants and flowers such as wisteria, honeysuckle, and white passionflower. Having a pergola function as a vertical garden allows you to diversify the selection of plants on your property.
Increase Curb Appeal and Home Value
A pergola is an excellent investment for any home or property owner. Studies show that 97 percent of home buyers find curb appeal important when deciding on which home to purchase.
Outdoor spaces with charming structures such as pergolas have been becoming a more popular option in the real estate market in recent years. With a pergola on your property, you can make your home more enticing for potential buyers if you’re planning to sell soon.
Pergolas Define the Space
A pergola will help define an outdoor living space in your backyard. It’s so much more visually appealing than just leaving some tables and chairs under a tree. With a pergola, you can provide a definite space for your outdoor living room furniture, kitchen appliances, or reading nook. You and your guests can turn it into the venue for your dining, entertaining, and lounging plans.
Pergolas Increase Your Privacy
Pergolas can help you adjust the privacy in your backyard. With a pergola, you can block out the view of your neighbors or curious passersby. It can also prevent you from seeing unsightly views such as a dead tree or an ugly shed when you’re trying to relax and enjoy your beautiful garden.
Pergolas Serve as an Entertainment Hub
During the hot summer months, nothing beats gathering with your friends and family beside the pool and dining on some comfort food. Pergolas provide a shady, welcoming spot where you and your loved ones can rest or dine. They can easily be outfitted with curtains for additional privacy, ceiling fans for improved air circulation, or recessed lighting for nighttime parties.
Ancient pergolas used to be constructed with stone. However, you’ll seldom find the same material being used in most modern pergolas. Today’s pergolas are constructed from a variety of materials including the following:
- Wood: This is a traditional material that looks perfect for almost any backyard. It can be painted, stained, or finished to match most architectural styles and designs. Wood is also a flexible material since it can be easily cut, shaped, or assembled. However, this pergola material requires regular maintenance to preserve its appearance.
- Aluminum: One of the biggest benefits of using aluminum for your pergola is that it’s very sturdy. It can easily resist weathering, rust, and rot. It’s just as flexible as wood; it can be painted or stained to match the look of your home and garden.
At San Francisco Pergola Company, we offer a wide variety of materials, patterns, and styles to create a pergola that fits your unique needs. We only use the finest materials to build and deliver your pergola. We follow strict quality standards, so you’re guaranteed to receive outstanding results the first time around.
We offer versatility when it comes to the style of pergola you wish to adorn your home with. Whether you want to enjoy a great view of the sky or would rather see less of the sun, we have you covered.
There are two common types of pergola roofing styles: slated and solid. Here’s what you need to know about these two styles.
Slated pergolas offer a partially opened roofing system where slats are spaced to provide enough shade without sacrificing air quality. It’s a great choice for people who want to relax and enjoy the outdoor view while getting a nice breeze circulating around.
Slated pergolas are also ideal for those who want to give their climbing vines more room to grow and cling. Over time, they’ll grow into a dense growth that offers more shade to the pergola’s occupants.
For those who want complete protection from the elements, a solid pergola is a better option. This type of roofing system comes with a solid roof that’s usually made from either wood or aluminum. It offers shelter from the rain, snow, and sun not just for people, but for any appliances or furniture placed inside the structure.
Solid pergolas allow homeowners to install televisions, comfy couches, cookware, and other appliances without worrying about them getting damaged by the elements. However, a solid roof also comes with reduced airflow.
Custom Residential and Commercial Pergolas
A home addition or a building improvement project can be both exciting and challenging. We’re here to help! Our team of designers and builders can help bring your dream into reality. We’ll handle all aspects of the project so you don’t have to worry about getting it done on time.
Here are some of the services we offer for your residential or commercial pergola project:
- Create a cost-effective and detailed plan for your project: We’ll list down and explain all your options. After you tell us what you want, we’ll prepare a blueprint that covers everything you’re looking for. We’ll finalize the design plans and get them approved by you.
- Deal with permitting and zoning approval: In some neighborhoods, permits may be necessary for outdoor construction projects. Fortunately, we have years of experience submitting architectural drawings and can easily expedite the approval process.
- Build a pergola for private homes and commercial properties: We have some of the most qualified and skilled pergola builders in the industry. We’ll take the blueprint, adhere to building codes and industry standards, and create a pergola that you can enjoy for years to come. We guarantee top-notch quality and craftsmanship for all our projects.
Custom Patio Covers
Patio covers, like pergolas, ensure that your outdoor living space is easily accessible and comfortable. They’re designed to enhance the look of your patio, keep things cool, and protect your furniture from the sun’s rays. Having a patio cover means you can enjoy your outdoor entertainment space year-round.
Our patio cover company also offers custom services to help you build durable and functional patio covers. With our patio covers, you don’t need to worry about choosing between style and protection. Whether you’re looking for a minimalist or an intricate patio cover, we offer a wide selection of colors and styles to ensure your patio isn’t just beautiful but comfortable as well.
You can enjoy your patio in rain or sunshine, as we guarantee full protection from the elements with our top-of-the-line custom covers that can match your home’s design and aesthetics.
A strategically placed awning can boost the appearance of your home, improve your comfort levels, extend the life of your outdoor furniture and appliances, and even reduce energy costs. Awnings provide shade and reduce indoor heat, which means that you can give your AC unit a break and cut down on your electricity bills. An awning is definitely a great investment that’ll pay for itself years down the road.
Our awnings company can custom-design and install a new awning that can add style and protection to your home. Our custom awnings are rigorously tested, so you can be sure that you’re getting maximum protection for your home. We’ve designed them to last for a long time even under the harshest weather conditions.
Do you want to build your pergola by yourself? We also offer DIY kits that you can use to complete your project. We’ll supply the materials you need and provide guidance when necessary. However, we only recommend choosing this route if you have experience building outdoor structures.
It’s true that DIY pergolas are your most affordable option, but it can also be a risky choice if you don’t know what you’re doing. Avoid a world of nightmares and find someone who has the license and experience to do the work correctly.
Finding the Right Pergola Builder
Adding a DIY pergola may sound like a good idea, but it can turn into a nightmare if you have no idea what you’re doing. If you don’t have any construction or renovation experience, it’s best to leave your project in the hands of pergola experts who can guarantee good results the first time around.
When finding the right pergola builder, make sure to consider the following:
- Does your builder have a good track record of delivering excellent results for their clients? Take the time to check out their portfolio so you can get a better grasp of their design aesthetics and the quality of their work.
- How many years has the builder been in business? Experience trumps everything else in this list!
- How much are you going to pay? Don’t be tricked into hiring a contractor with the lowest rates—chances are, they’re only able to offer cutthroat rates by cutting corners somewhere else.
- Can they work with your design? If you already have a design or even a vague idea of what you want your pergola to look like, make sure that the builder can actually create that structure.
San Francisco Pergola Company has years of experience in pergola design and construction. We can help you find and install the best solution for your home no matter what you’re planning to do with your pergola. We’ll create a unique and functional space that your entire family will enjoy at a reasonable price! You deserve to have an oasis where you can let loose, spend time with your loved ones, and be truly one with nature.
Why Choose Us?
Our team has decades of combined experience in the construction industry. With our expertise and skills, we can guarantee that we’ll design and build a pergola that fits your budget and aesthetic requirements. We can also help you add furniture, appliances, and accessories to turn your dream pergola into a reality.
Our pergolas are customized to your personal needs and lifestyle. We’ll make sure that our pergola won’t just enhance the aesthetic value of your home. We’ll also ensure that it’s a fully functional outdoor living structure that is worth your time and investment. Contact us now to learn more or get a quote for your project.