Many builders only use pergolas in their designs for solely cosmetic reasons.
It is true that pergolas add dimension, vertical interest, and aesthetics to an outdoor
living space. However, there is more to
Archadeck of Austin’s pergolas than just a pretty face. Our pergolas are designed to not only add beauty
but to add privacy, shade, protection from the elements and even help
anchor your outdoor living area. The versatility and benefits of an Austin
pergola are truly endless….
A pergola offers much potential to providing shade depending on the specifications
of its design. This is based on the distance between the cross beams that
cover the upper portion of the pergola. The construction of the pergola
can be made more conducive to providing shade through the spacing between
the cross beams located atop the pergola and by using wider rafters in
the pergola design. The closer the beams are set, or the wider the rafters,
the more sun protection your pergola will offer. All of these factors
are influenced by the intended placement of your pergola in correlation
to the direction and amount of sunlight your location receives.
Archadeck of Austin can build your pergola with increased sun protection
in mind while keeping the original design of your pergola intact. This
may include integration of a Polygal cover into the design, curtains or
blinds as we have many options available which can be customized to bring
the most shade and comfort to your pergola addition. You can learn more
about the shade and protection benefits of our shade pergolas and other
Austin shade structures in our blog titled:
Austin covered spaces provide benefits beyond outdoor living enjoyment!.
Austin Cedar Pergolas
Wooden pergolas, especially cedar, remain our most popular choice for Austin
pergolas. Their rustic charm can add character and dimension to almost
any outdoor structure. Watch our Pergola video from our
Archadeck of Austin YouTube channel to learn more cedar pergola ideas:
Our pergola designs can be designed as open and airy for those who want
to take advantage of an abundance of natural light and gentle breezes
OR fully covered for those seeking solar relief as the ultimate shade retreat.
Archadeck of Austin combined contemporary lines with natural stone, metal,
wood, and fire elements, in this
Zen-like pergola design that services as soothing backyard retreat.
Yes, we even custom designed and built the amazing table to accompany the
outdoor living space. This outdoor living space shows the talent and versatility
of our design team!