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Pergolas, Pavilions, and Gazebos: Meeting Your Outdoor Needs

Having an outdoor structure in your yard could be just what your family needs to provide shade shelter all year-round.

During the hot summer months and the cold rainy seasons, having an outdoor structure in your yard could be just what your family needs to provide shade shelter all year-round. There's nothing like having a relaxing place in your own backyard to get away from the troubles of life. A pergola, gazebo, or pavilion could be just what your backyard needs to become the favorite outdoor space of your family and friends. Knowing your options when it comes to backyard structures can help you choose the right backyard escape to meet the needs of you and your family. 


Pergolas are commonly used to cover seating areas, gardens, and walkways. They are rectangular in shape with an open roof that is usually slanted with horizontal planks of wood. The open roof design makes a pergola great for safe outdoor cooking and fire pits. If your family loves roasting marshmallows and hanging out around the campfire, then this might be the right option for you. 


A pavilion is an outdoor structure with a sloped roof and no walls. It is typically used for parties, weddings, banquets, and other large events. Pavilions are much larger than pergolas and gazebos. Pavilions are also ideal if you like outdoor ceiling fans or ornate outdoor lighting.  


Gazebos are a common sight in parks and campgrounds. They are a relatively small investment that can add a lot of beauty and value to your backyard. These structures are octagon shaped with a dome style roof; ideal for small gatherings and romantic evenings.

The Benefits of An Outdoor Structure

  • Spend more time with family and friends in your outdoor getaway
  • Creates shade and shelter from weather
  • Adds value to your home
  • Makes a great outdoor dining space for those beautiful warm nights
  • Year-round use and enjoyment
  • A quiet place to enjoy the outdoors and relax

Each type of outdoor structure has many different uses depending on your needs. Montco Fence can help you transform your outdoor space with a pergola, gazebo, or pavilion. Contact Montco Fence and Superior Structures at (610)287-7190, or visit our website to get your backyard getaway started today!


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