If you intend to build a pergola in your yard, wood pergolas would be a good pick. This is because it serves plenty of reasons, apart from being cheaper as compared to vinyl or aluminum. Wood, especially western red cedar, provides a natural durability, is environment-friendly and has a natural resistance to decay. It also can be cut easily. This type of wood, apart from being light weight, has a tender wooden tone and painting or staining it has no ill effects on the quality of the wood. Adding climbers and creepers over the top of the pergolas would give a soothing effect. With good planning, installing a pergola at your home is an easy task.