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Pergolas for Enhanced Outdoor Living

Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad explores the ways a pergola can enhance your outdoor living enjoyment this season.

If you are among the many homeowners here in the Piedmont Triad area who’ve caught spring fever, you are also busy making plans to beautify your home and landscape for the season. The outdoor living season is upon us. Enhancing your outdoor venues in preparation for warmer temperatures is at the top of most of our “to do” lists. One way to enhance your backyard is by adding a pergola. Pergolas are rising to the top as one of the most celebrated structures to have in your landscape. Pergolas aren’t just at home in the garden.

Wood pergola with white columns
Wood pergola with white columns

A pergola is a chameleon of the backyard enabling enhanced function and beauty in many areas and ways you never thought possible. Here is a look into just a few ways a pergola can add enjoyment to your outdoor living this spring.

Pergola and patio seating area
Aluminum pergola in Winston Salem

Shade Pergola

A shade pergola may just be the answer to overcoming that sunny spot on your deck or patio. A pergola offers enough shade to make you comfortable without blocking out all the warmth of the sun. Screen porches and covered patios block the sun and some homeowners still want the sun, but don’t want to be overpowered by it. A pergola with a polycarbonate cover for example will give you plenty of protection from the sun and still enable you to utilize it in the rain. A polycarbonate roof also delivers that wonderful sound reminiscent of a tin roof during a summer rain. From a construction standpoint it is also easier to place a pergola on an existing patio than it is to add a porch to an existing patio. The reason is because a patio might not be built to support a porch safely. Choosing a pergola for your shade needs will also mean less construction wait time. Less waiting means you will get to enjoy your shade pergola sooner than other outdoor structures. Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad offers a diverse selection of materials from which to build your pergola. If rustic is your taste preference then we can build a wooden pergola and you can allow it to gray out to a vintage hue. We can also match the materials of your existing home into your pergola design. You can include a column wrap on the footers of stone or even brick to match the masonry used on your house. We also offer a myriad of roof styles for your pergola from a unique fan style to a more enclosed roof such as polycarbonate.

Pergola over patio seating area
Whitsett NC shade pergola by Archadeck

Garden Pergola

Pergolas look great in the garden. A pergola can give a plain landscape instant charm the same way it can deliver instant charm to your home. The aesthetic value of a pergola is enormous. The very nature of a pergola lends itself to blooming trailing vines and other plant materials. Imagine welcoming spring with a stunning pergola set amidst your perennial flower bed. Add a hardscape path and a garden bench and you get an instant front row seat to the magic of Mother Nature all season long.

Garden pergola
Winston Salem garden pergola

Grand Statement Pergola

A pergola makes a wonderful addition to a front or rear walkway or pathway. A pergola can even serve as a beautiful addition to the traditional fenced in backyard by incorporating the pergola into the gate entry or a privacy fence. Imagine passing under this charismatic structure each time you walk down your trodden paths or into your protected backyard space. This unique presentation of a pergola induces thoughts of cottage gardening and having your own secret garden.

Pergola over patio seating area
Pressure treated pergola in Winston Salem

This concept makes a lasting impression on all who enter your landscape. No matter what location you choose to place your pergola, or what material choice suits your individual tastes, adding a pergola will add value to your outdoor space and your property as a whole. A pergola adds unique beauty to your yard and home. The more beautiful your property, the higher the property value. If and when you decide to sell your home, then all of your investments and hard work will pay off in the long run.

Archadeck teamIf you are considering adding a custom pergola to your home, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad would like to be your building partner. Give us a call for a free consultation at (336) 568-8230, drop us an email or fill out a contact form on this website. We look forward to your call.