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Expanding Outdoor Living Spaces in Colorado: The Budget-Friendly Elegance of Pergolas

Colorado homeowners have a gem in pergolas in the quest for enhancing outdoor living spaces, especially when considering budget-friendly options that don't skimp on elegance or durability. With the state's unique climate—from snowy winters to sunny, sometimes harsh summers—finding the right balance between functionality, durability, and aesthetic appeal is crucial. Here, pergolas, particularly those crafted from premium cedar wood by Freedom Contractors, emerge as an ideal solution. This piece explores why pergolas are an excellent choice for Colorado homes looking to expand their outdoor living areas and are choosing Freedom Contractors to build them.

Cedar Pergola Built by Freedom Contractors
Cedar Pergola Built by Freedom Contractors

The Charm and Durability of Cedar Wood Pergolas

Freedom Contractors specializes in creating pergolas out of premium cedar wood, a choice that blends elegance with resilience. Cedar wood is renowned for its natural beauty and ability to withstand the varied and often harsh Colorado weather. This type of wood offers a warm, inviting look that ages gracefully, acquiring a silver-gray patina over time without losing its integrity or appeal. Choosing cedar for pergolas is not just about aesthetics; it's about ensuring longevity and durability, making it a cost-effective solution for homeowners.

Versatile Design Options for Every Home

Pergolas are incredibly versatile and capable of being designed as free-standing structures or extensions attached to your home. This versatility allows homeowners to seamlessly transition from the indoors to the outdoors, particularly when attaching pergolas to the house near a backyard sliding glass door leading to the patio. Such a setup enhances the cohesion between indoor and outdoor living spaces, making the transition almost seamless. Whether you're looking for a cozy nook in your garden or a majestic entrance to your backyard, pergolas can be customized to meet your vision.

Cedar Pergola with Polycarbonate Roofing System Built by Freedom Contractors
Cedar Pergola with Polycarbonate Roofing System Built by Freedom Contractors

Weather-resilient with Polycarbonate Covers

One of the unique offerings by Freedom Contractors, in partnership with, is the option to cover pergolas with a polycarbonate roofing system. This innovative solution transforms pergolas from fair-weather structures to all-weather sanctuaries. The transparent polycarbonate covers block out hail, rain, and harmful UV rays while still welcoming natural light. This means homeowners can enjoy their outdoor space regardless of the weather, with temperatures under the pergola up to 15 degrees cooler, providing a comfortable haven during Colorado's sunny days.

The polycarbonate systems come with "The Hercules System," a testament to their durability and quality. They boast a comprehensive 10-year warranty. This warranty ensures that the sheets will not leak at the seams, turn yellow, or become brittle over time, offering homeowners peace of mind about their investment. Enjoying your patio in any weather, protected from the elements while still feeling connected to the outdoors, is a significant advantage.

Cedar Pergola Attached to Colorado Home Built By Freedom Contractors
Cedar Pergola Attached to Colorado Home Built By Freedom Contractors

Cost-Effectiveness and Long-Term Value

When considering home improvements, the cost-to-benefit ratio is crucial for many homeowners. Pergolas, especially those crafted from cedar and equipped with durable polycarbonate covers, present a cost-effective solution that adds value in multiple ways. Initially, the cost of installing a pergola might seem significant, but when weighed against the extended living space, increased home value, and the years of enjoyment it offers, it becomes an investment worth making.

Moreover, the aesthetic appeal of a well-designed pergola can transform a simple backyard into a luxurious outdoor retreat, enhancing your property's overall beauty and appeal. This can be particularly beneficial for those considering selling their home in the future, as the enhanced curb appeal and added functional space can significantly increase a property's market value.

A Sustainable Choice

Cedar wood is not only durable and beautiful but also a more sustainable option compared to other materials. It's a renewable resource, and its natural resistance to rot, decay, and insect infestations means that it doesn't require the frequent application of chemical treatments to maintain its condition. This natural durability contributes to a longer lifespan, reducing the need for replacement and, consequently, the environmental impact.


For Colorado homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor living spaces, pergolas offer a versatile, elegant, and durable solution. Whether attached to the home or standing freely in the garden, a pergola crafted from premium cedar wood by Freedom Contractors adds beauty, functionality, and value to any property. Coupled with weather-resistant polycarbonate covers, pergolas can transform any outdoor area into a year-round sanctuary for relaxation and entertainment. As a budget-friendly option that doesn't compromise on quality or durability, pergolas are a wise investment for those wishing to maximize their home's potential and enjoy the beauty of Colorado's outdoors in comfort and style.


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