These Columbus, OH homeowners recently hired Archadeck of Columbus to install a pergola at their home. The homeowners could not decide upon one pergola design that would work for all their needs, therefore they decided upon two pergolas in order to achieve what they were looking for.
Pergolas, also know as arbors or trellises are limitless in their design. Materials such as traditional wood and cedar are options to consider when deciding upon your pergola. Treated wood moves by expanding and contracting, whereas cedar doesn’t move because of the oils within the wood itself. Cedar is more costly than treated wood, so this is a consideration you may want to think about.
The components of the pergola itself come with choices as well. Component options all depend upon the design and look you wish to achieve with your pergola. Usually rafters are set 16″ on center, and the lathing is 2×2 or 1×4 which are typically spaced 6″ apart. In order to accommodate or gain more shade, we may add in more components to bring in further sun protection, for example we can make rafters 12″ on center and the lathing 4″ on center. Archadeck of Columbus can construct your pergola to fit your individual needs.
In this day and age there are also the low maintenance fiberglass and vinyl pergolas as well. Backyard America manufactures pergola kits of fiberglass and we install these pergolas. This method is another consideration to keep in mind when planning your pergola. Here at Archadeck of Columbus we always supply our customers with a detailed design rendering of the outdoor structure they are considering, this way every detail is precise and to the customers approval before construction begins.
Here are some examples of pergolas by Archadeck of Columbus…
This vinyl pergola comes in adobe, white or tan.
With vinyl you can have different rafter rails as well, vinyl pergolas have leuvered slats angled toward the setting sun so you’re getting more shade.
Archadeck of Columbus can also install screens (backyard blinds) into your pergola to get more shade as the sun sets.
Pergolas are typically used as a shade structure or for aesthetics. This one is created to be easy on the eye. This pergola is made with custom powder-coated aluminum trusses and cedar railing with black aluminum pickets to match.
This cedar pergola is incorporated into the design of this privacy fence. It adds a perfect place to avoid the noon sun and to nurture climbing vines such as clematis or wisteria.
No matter which pergola style or design tickles your fancy Archadeck of Columbus can help you plan and construct the perfect pergola, or pair of pergolas, for your landscape. Contact us today to find out more (740) 879 – 3730