Ancient Architecture or Cutting-edge Modern Design Element?
— This custom pergola features unique picture-framed openings.
Pergolas have come a long way in the past few years, from temporary obscurity
to prominence. Pergolas are not new, but they’ve found new life
recently – first as a trending item and now a must-have. Many homeowners
feel an open-to-the-sky outdoor living project, such as a deck, would
not be complete without a pergola.
Wooden deck with custom pergola.
Like us, you may recall the days when people couldn’t remember the
name, pergola. They would say something like, You know, that tall thing
on posts with slats across the top? Kind of like a trellis or an arbor,
only bigger and more substantial? You know, one of those! As pergolas
found their place in present-day outdoor living design, they moved from
the garden to the deck, patio, and pool deck.
Benefits of Including a Pergola on a Birmingham Deck
Our clients have expressed a variety of reasons for requesting pergolas.
Here are some of the benefits pergolas deliver:
• A pergola adds style and flair as an outdoor design element.
• A pergola adds vertical interest by contrasting the horizontal lines
of a deck.
• A pergola can serve as a shade structure, depending on how it is designed.
• A pergola can help anchor – or frame – a deck, patio,
or outdoor kitchen/grill area.
• A pergola can add privacy and intimacy to any open-air surface.
• A pergola can serve as a sturdy structure from which to hang a swing
– or even a bed swing!
• A pergola can provide the perfect setting for built-in seating on a deck.
Outfitting Your Birmingham Pergola
While a pergola makes its own dramatic statement, we can increase the function
of your pergola by adding lights and a ceiling fan. No ceiling, no problem
– as long as you have a pergola! If you’re looking for privacy
on your deck or beside your pool or spa, we can design a privacy screen
as part of the pergola structure. Do you love swings? We cannot stress
enough how much fun it is to use your pergola as support for a swing!
We have even designed a pergola-like frame to support a bed swing. Tell
us what you want from your pergola, and we will get creative to make it happen.
— Derek & Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham.
Want to incorporate a stunning pergola into your Birmingham deck, patio,
or pool deck project? Call for a complimentary design consultation at
(205) 576-5780 or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to creating the unique pergola that will set off your
outdoor living space perfectly!