I have a patio I'd like to cover, but I'm not sure whether a full cover or pergola is what I want/need. My main reason for the cover is shade, but for those few days we get rain it would be nice for a full cover. Also cost is an issue. I'm confident that with my current skill level I can put up a pergola myself, but if I go with a full cover I'd like to make it seamless with the roofline and shingle over it... which I'd need a contractor to do.
At any rate, can who's gone down this road through out some pros and cons of either? I know there are very few cons to a full cover, but has anyone gone with a pergola and totally regretted it?
Thanks for any comments or suggestions. The patio right now is only about 10'x8', but I'm planning expanding it to maybe 20'x15' or so (still not sure on dimentions since I'm not sure where my septic lines run).