Does a Pergola Add Value to Your Home?

does a pergola add value to your home

Outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular — and if you’re an avid HGTV watcher or Pinterest aficionado, you’ve definitely learned all about it! This trend is not only big in warmer climates, but also in the northern states as well. Pergolas are designed to increase the enjoyment and comfort of your outdoor living space, whether it’s a deck, a patio, or a porch. This new prominence has many homeowners wondering, “Does a pergola add value to your home?”

Here’s what we tell our customers: yes, a pergola will add market value to any house. Since outdoor living has become more popular than ever, the value of properties with a pergola or a comfortable outdoor space has been on the rise. A safe gauge for a deck or backyard improvement is about 50% — 80% for your ROI. However, to the right buyer, your pergola can earn an even better return — and provide the X-factor that makes a future buyer choose your house.

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Answering Questions about Your Outdoor Living Space

Consider these other questions to help you decide if a pergola will be profitable and enjoyable for your home:

How does a pergola boost home value?

A well-built, long-lasting pergola can be a big investment, so it’s only natural to wonder if it’ll hold its value. Fortunately, from our experience, a well-built pergola can certainly add value to almost any home. A quality pergola boosts your home’s value in two ways: firstly, from the financial perspective, the more money you invest into your home, the more money you can get back from selling it. This holds true whether you build an outdoor living oasis with a gorgeous pergola or if you upgrade your kitchen with trendy subway tile.

The second reason that a pergola boosts your home’s value is that outdoor living is incredibly trendy right now. Buyers are going to be willing to pay top dollar for homes that already have attractive, well-designed spaces for outdoor living. After all, you love the shade, style, and sophistication of a pergola — and a potential home buyer will, too.

See what a quality pergola kit should really cost you.

What if I sell my house after 2 years?

Selling your house early isn’t a problem. In many ways, this is probably the best return on investment because you not only have the opportunity to use the pergola, but you also allow sufficient time for your backyard’s shrubbery or plants to naturally blend with it. Your best option in this case is building a vinyl pergola that requires very little maintenance and looks brand new after it is washed. Whether you sell your home soon after buying your Garbrella pergola or a decade later, it’ll still look absolutely stunning, just like the day you bought it!

Can I enjoy sitting on my patio any time of the day?

Why yes, you can, and a pergola is a great option for you to enjoy it even more. A pergola can take a traditional patio or backyard and place it in the elite class for comfort and aesthetic appeal. Pergolas provide a finishing touch and a shaded, open air feel that is both comfortable and satisfying. Ultimately, while you do want to boost your home’s value with your pergola, chances are good that your main goal is enjoying it yourself.

Learn more about the purpose of a pergola and how to design with one.


Why Quality Matters

how much value will a pergola add to your home

One of the keys to ensuring that a pergola actually adds value to your home is whether or not it stays in good condition. This primarily comes down to the material from which it is built. The vinyl pergolas we craft are meant to look stunning for decades without requiring any serious maintenance. However, the finish on a wooden pergola may start to decline after several years of weathering, resulting in a decrease in its value. Since there are many levels of quality material, be careful when choosing your pergola. Remember, cheaper may not always be your best option!

Quality comparison: Amish pergolas vs the hardware store options.

Shop Our Pergola Kits

Each and every Garbrella pergola is custom-built by a true craftsman to your exact specifications for size, style, and color. From our workshop in the heart of Lancaster County, we ship our pergolas nationwide. All of our kits come with easy-to-follow instructions to install them yourself — as a DIY project, most homeowners find that our pergolas are easy to assemble.

We build both attached and free-standing pergolas in a wide variety of sizes. You can conveniently shop online — or contact us to request a custom model and get a custom quote!

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