Pergolas have been around for many hundreds of years. We can trace the origins of the pergola all the way back to the 1654 when it was borrowed from the Italian word, pergula, meaning a projected eave. Of course, the Italians were assumed to use the pergola from a functional standpoint for growing grapes and other climbing vegetation. The modern pergola has moved out of the vineyards and into the backyard as an elemental design piece that is not only beautiful but also multi-functional.
Pergolas come in all shapes and sizes and can be built from many different materials. They can be outfitted with accoutrements such as hammocks, benches, and even swings as well as wired for a ceiling fan or even speakers. It’s also a great shade structure. We can even install a tinted polycarbonate to further block the suns harmful rays, if these are installed on a slight slant they will allow water to drain properly.
Another innovative use is the pergola that doubles as a stylish patio cover or deck cover. This adds not only charm and beauty and function to your deck or patio, it offers shade and sun protection as well. Depending on how closely the upper portioned slats are constructed will determine how much of each the pergola will offer. the pergola also makes a perfect companion spa or poolside and offers a certain degree of privacy within the structures individual design. As you can see, the list of function the pergola can serve homeowners in their backyards is endless.
The posts of the pergola can even be decorative or wrapped to match the architecture and style of your home. This ensures a one of kind pergola custom-built just for you
Pergolas are a cost-effective way to add character, style and function to your yard. Contact Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad to learn more about our stunning custom pergola designs today. Call for a free consultation: (336) 664 – 1332 firstname.lastname@example.org