Why Aluminum is the best material for pergolas?

If you’re looking to improve your garden with a new outdoor living space or want to replace an old, outdated wooden pergola with something more modern and robust Aluminum Pergolas in Langford BC with Aspire Pergolas, recent developments in materials and construction techniques mean there’s a vast number of options available to you. However, this overwhelming choice can make it very confusing when trying to make a selection. 

This article discusses why we believe aluminum is the best material for freestanding pergolas to help you make an informed decision when choosing the ideal pergola for your garden.


With the ability to withstand high winds and heavy loads from snow, aluminum is the perfect match against the harshness and unpredictability of the British weather. Wooden pergolas can deteriorate quickly if not maintained properly (something which is later discussed). If left untreated, wooden pergolas can warp or rot, meaning the integrity is compromised, and a full replacement may be required. 

Low Maintenance 

Resilient, durable, and sleek, the only maintenance an aluminum pergola requires is a rinse down with a hosepipe, and for more stubborn stains, a wipe down with warm soapy water and a cloth or sponge to keep it looking pristine; something which takes little time and costs a fraction compared with wooden or vinyl pergolas. Whilst wooden pergolas may give your garden a ‘rustic’ feel, they require much more maintenance to ensure they are in good condition, such as sanding, staining, or varnishing to protect it from the elements. The ease of maintenance found with an aluminum pergola means you can spend your free time enjoying using your outside living space rather than repairing or cleaning it.

Ease of Installation 

Aluminum is extremely light in relation to its strength when compared to other metals used in construction, such as steel or iron. This strength-to-weight ratio makes aluminum the best material for freestanding pergola frames, with the additional benefit of making it much faster and easier to assemble onsite.

Here at Aspire Pergolas, we have an experienced team of installers who manage your installation from start to finish, resulting in a quality finish and peace of mind that your pergola will last for years to come.


Sustainability is becoming an important consideration for many people when making purchasing decisions, particularly the sourcing and life-cycle of materials. 

Installing an aluminum frame is one of the most eco-friendly choices you can make for your new pergola. Considered a sustainable material, aluminum is perhaps the most eco-friendly of all metals, mainly due to the fact it retains all of its original properties when recycled. This means it can be repurposed infinitely without any effect on its quality.


There are a number of significant reasons why aluminum is the best material for freestanding pergolas, including its durability, premium finish, ease of installation, sustainability, and low maintenance requirements. If you’re looking to explore your options for outdoor living, Aspire Pergolas gives expert guidance and customizable options that tailor your needs. Enhance your outdoor living experience with Aspire Pergolas and discover the transformative power of aluminum pergolas today.