Pergolas are beautiful outdoor structures that can be custom-built and integrated on your deck area. You can fill them with as much or as little visibility as you wish, depending on the size and structure that you desire. Most pergolas are constructed from wood Oregon posit material that is later treated to prevent rotting and discoloration. Pergolas can be built separately on your deck or even attached to the exterior of your home to create a shaded area, similar to a covered porch.
When installing a pergola, one of the most important steps is determining the size and location of where you would like it installed. This usually begins with an initial assessment with one of our deck building contractors so that we can further understand your budget for a pergola and where you would like it located, and whether or not you would like it detached or attached to your home. We will also need to assess the size and space of your deck to ensure that it will fit accordingly.
We are delighted to be able to provide custom-built pergolas that fit your needs and accommodate the space that you have available. We can help you design a pergola that is detached and placed on your deck or separated from your home to provide a shaded covering to your deck. Many individuals invest in pergolas that have a moderate amount of visibility so that they can have access to direct sunlight. If you would like more shading or more visibility, be sure to let us know so that we can incorporate these needs into a custom design for your pergola.
Some of the most common building materials that we use for pergolas include standard wood, aluminum, vinyl, and even concrete. The type of building material that we use usually depend on how you would like your pergola built and the budget you have available to build it with. We can also incorporate deck materials that we regularly use including composite, wood, and Trex deck materials. These have all been tested and proven as professional favorites among pergola and deck building materials.
Lastly, it is important to manage and understand your budget so that we can build a pergola that fits your needs and doesn’t break the bank. Depending on your budget, this will determine the type of building materials that we use to create a pergola, the size of the pergola, and its location. Freestanding pergolas can often be more expensive because they have to be built from the bottom up as independent structures. Extending or attaching a pergola to the side of your home to shade or cover a deck area may not be as expensive as a standalone pergola, since it will not have 4 walls, per se, but it will need to comply with local building standards to avoid reducing the structural integrity of your home and protecting the surrounding landscape as well. All of these factors will be considered when discussing your budget for a pergola.