Pergolas & Arbors
Pergolas can add beauty, shade and comfort to any backyard. Our pergolas are expertly designed and custom built with only the finest western red cedar and finished to perfection.
What is a Pergola?
A pergola is a backyard structure consisting of columns that support a grid of beams and rafters. This rafters and beams of a pergola, unlike a patio cover, are left open to create a shaded area that still allows in plenty of light. Pergolas may be freestanding or attached to a house.
How is a Pergola Different From an Arbor?
Pergolas are typically larger structures, often in every dimension (height, width, and length). Often built over a patio or deck as a shade structure, a pergola is also based on a similar post-and-beam construction as an arbor. They may be built with more elaborate designs such as stone columns, corbels or decorative trim. An arbor is a landscaping structure very similar to a pergola, but there are differences between the two. Arbors date back to early Egyptian and Roman gardens and were used throughout Europe by the late 16th century.
- Are relatively simple structures, consisting of basic columns
- Typically seen with attached lattice to allow plants to grow up the sides
- Are relatively small structures.
- Can be designed with a built-in bench making a perfect place to read a book!
- Are freestanding or may be attached to a fence, but not attached to the house
Both arbors and pergolas can greatly enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your backyard. Contact us today using the form provided for your free pergola or arbor consultation with one of our expert project managers!
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