Understanding Pergola Placement


Pergolas or patio covers can be quite beautiful, but it’s their function that makes them the most popular spot in your outdoor space. Ensuring that your pergola is as visually striking as it is useful, it’s important to factor for spatial awareness when you decide where it should go. Here’s what the experts at Golden Eagle Builders recommend when it comes to understanding pergola placement.

Think Shade First

The modern patio cover, and particularly those offered here at Golden Eagle Builders in Reno, is amazingly versatile and comes with a bevy of options for a truly customized feel. Not only can you design a patio cover that will complement your home’s architecture, it can also maximize your outdoor space. But to do that, it’s important to think shade first. Take some time to observe how much sunlight or shade your patio currently receives. It will put you in the best position to consider how different placements will create shade so you can spend more time enjoying it. Questions about this process? Our team can help!

Be Mindful of How Your Outdoor Space is Used

The closer a patio cover is to your home, the more foot traffic tends to increase. By attaching your patio cover directly to your home, you can effectively create a natural extension of your home. It makes for an ideal spot to entertain friends and family or just relax by yourself. Some patio covers can be used to create dedicated space in your backyard. Think of an outdoor kitchen, a poolside sanctuary, or a beautiful outdoor fireplace. By incorporating a pergola or patio cover feature, this space becomes more than just a focus point—now, it’s a destination!

Highlight Existing Views

According to a recent survey, Reno’s residential views are the third best in the entire country, behind those in Honolulu and Seattle. Why? More than half of homes in our area have clear views of the Sierra. If you’re one of the lucky ones, a patio cover positioned properly can play up those beautiful mountain views while providing much-needed coverage from the sun. What if your property doesn’t have a view of any kind? A pergola can create cohesive connection in your outdoor space, so consider the internal views to and from your pergola.

The Bottom Line

While it’s true that you could put a patio cover or pergola just about anywhere, considering placement can make it that much better. Ready to get started? Contact the team at Golden Eagle today, and let’s talk about how we can turn your residential pergola dreams into a reality.