Temporary gazebos perfect for special occasions, such as weddings, pergolas provide a beautiful outdoor structure that offers shade on a sunny day. Perfect for outdoor gatherings, pergolas come in many styles and designs, including wooden and canvas options. They make great additions to a backyard, and you can even use a pergola as a carport. The structures come to life when draped with fabric or strewn with twinkle lights to create a more decorative space.Wood
Wood pergolas are lovely garden structures and shade equipment, and they also provide an important function; they serve to keep the sun out of your eyes when you're enjoying the outdoors. Wood pergolas come in several designs, including flat top styles or arched options, or style that have a roof top. Choose white, tan or dark brown options, and select the size that's right for you, such as a pergola that fits perfectly over your patio or your outdoor furniture. Oversized options can fit over your driveway and become a makeshift carport, while freestanding options are simple to move from place to place as you desire.Canvas
A canvas pergola looks somewhat like a tent, but usually has more than one open side for easy access. Unlike other garden structures and shades, canvas pergolas are portable and mobile, making them useful for one-day events, such as weddings or outdoor parties, providing a covered, shady space where you need one. Typically supported by a lightweight metal frame, these pop-up pergolas assemble quickly and offer a portable gazebo when you need one.Steel
Strong steel pergolas have a powder-coated steel frame and a durable top crafted from weather-resistant polyester. These styles come in many options, including hexagonal designs or square structures, depending on your needs. Sturdy and simple to put together, steel pergolas slide into the ground for a stable structure for any use. A trellis pergola is an alternative to traditional steel styles, and offers a lattice top you can drape fabric from for a pretty look that billows in the wind. A corner pergola fits into a small, triangular space, and some steel structures come with built-in benches.Tops
Top your pergola off with canvas or polyester in order to create more shade or barricade you from rain. Some designs even offer the ability to pull down curtains or blinds, creating even more shade inside the pergola as well as privacy. Vinyl is another option, and you can use any type of top on various types of pergolas, including wood or steel options. Create a different look by adding a top to your structure, or remove it as you desire.