When your planning your outdoor living space be prepared for the environment. On the Gulf Coast we get really hot and really rainy during July, August, September and even October. If you plan to build a great space you have to have a roof. It will give you shade from the sun and protection from our daily afternoon thunderstorms. It will also provide a support for fans, lighting, televisions, and speakers that you will want later if not during your initial construction.
Pergolas here in the south are not recommended by Street’s in any of our designs.