Pergolas are basically very large arbors that provide shade, a beautiful focal point, and the semblance of an outdoor room to your landscape. They can be used to visually separate areas of your yard or garden, as a space for outdoor cooking, shade for al fresco dining, and more.
Most pergolas are rectangular with no walls and a roof made of girders and cross beams. Many homeowners and gardeners grow vines on top of their pergolas for added beauty and shade, or some line the pergola with a canvas roof and curtains. These are the usual styles, but far from the only. Contemporary homes and businesses often sport contemporary metal pergolas. Pergolas are also sometimes designed in unique shapes in order to fit within the space, or it may even be attached to the home. Some pergolas are built in a modular fashion, so that all parts of the outdoor living space – pool, patio, and outdoor kitchen – are covered.
If you are considering adding a structure like a pergola to your outdoor living space, give American Fence Crafters a call today. We will talk about your customization needs, where you are thinking of building your pergola, and other factors that will be worked into the design. Let our years of experience be your guide.