Prepare Now for that Inevitable Rainy Day
Despite this year’s heat and drought conditions in much of the western United States, it is still wise to pay attention to financial advisor, Howard Ruff’s, quote, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”
With all the planning, energy, and thought that goes into building beautiful outdoor living spaces for dining, entertaining, and watching movies on our TVs, it makes sense to prepare for that rainy day rather than be sidelined inside when the rains hit. Pergolas are a small investment that assure you can enjoy the larger investments you’ve made in your yard, rain or shine.
Today’s pergolas are much more than an umbrella for your picnic table. Pergolas come in a wide variety of sizes and structures. You can install a large pergola in a stone structure, garden bed, or lawn surface to give you the ultimate shade or rain protection for sitting and dining areas. Or you can build more secure structures out of Alumawood or a combination of stone and wood to cover large spaces and add some architectural interest to your yard. If you prefer wood structures with slat tops for year round shade protection, you can easily add rain and wind protection by draping decorative canvas covers over the top, allowing you to adapt to weather conditions quickly without compromising on design.
The key is to plan ahead so you don’t find yourself on the inside looking out after creating the perfect outdoor settings for your family. Despite dry weather today, what do you need to assure you can enjoy your outdoor settings when it rains? Be sure to have a plan in place to let you adapt easily and quickly. Maybe a portable pergola you can set up in minutes in a new location?
Whatever your preference is, think ahead so you can enjoy the fresh scent of a rainy day or evening, outside in the same settings you enjoy when the sun is shining!