Many builders only use pergolas in their designs for solely cosmetic reasons. It is true that pergolas add dimension, vertical interest, and aesthetics to an outdoor living space. However, there is more to an Archadeck of Southwest Houston pergola than just a pretty face. Our pergolas are designed to not only add beauty but to add privacy, shade, protection from the elements and even help anchor your outdoor living area. The versatility and benefits of a Houston pergola are truly endless….
A pergola can provide potential shade depending on the specifications of its design. This is based on the distance between the cross beams that cover the upper portion of the pergola. The construction of a pergola can be made more conducive to providing shade by the spacing between the cross beams located atop the pergola and by using wider rafters in the pergola design. The closer the beams are set, or the wider the rafters, the more sun protection your Houston pergola will provide. All of these factors are influenced by the intended placement of your pergola in correlation to the direction and amount of sunlight your location receives.
Archadeck of Southwest Houston can design and build your pergola with increased sun protection in mind while keeping the original design of your pergola intact. This may include integration of a sun protection cover into the design, curtains or blinds as we have many options available which can be customized to bring the most shade and comfort to your pergola addition.
Wooden pergolas, especially cedar, remain our most popular pergola material of choice among Houston-area homeowners. Their rustic charm can add character and dimension to almost any outdoor structure. In many cases, our wooden pergolas are used in conjunction with a Houston paver, stone or stain & stamp concrete patio, giving you the ultimate appeal of stone and wood in much the same way they mingle in nature.
Archadeck of Southwest Houston has helped many homeowners realize the versatility of a pergola in their backyard used either as a single element or in combination with another outdoor living structure such as a patio or deck. We build them in all shapes and sizes utilizing many different materials, such as wood and low-maintenance vinyl and aluminum.
Materials such as vinyl and aluminum mean that your Houston pergola requires very little maintenance to keep it looking its best. In addition, the use of these materials means that your pergola will not rust, tarnish, rot or degrade over time.