What We Build Columbus Pergolas are the Perfect Accent for Outdoor Living

Pergolas are the perfect accent for outdoor living.

Pergolas add character and function to a Columbus outdoor living space. Here in our area, they are one of the most requested accoutrements in finishing off many of our custom combination outdoor environments.

In case you aren’t familiar with this gem of a structure, a pergola is an outdoor living structure built with posts and cross rafters but no walls. The openness of the pergolas’ design evokes a light, airy and inviting space to relax, dine or just admire. Though they resemble the arbor and trellis, pergolas offer much more functionality and are much larger. These unique structures can be designed to be freestanding, but can also be attached, or integrated, into another structure such as deck, porch or patio. Our pergolas can also be designed in such a way as to extend more shade or privacy too. Take a look at one of our recent outdoor living space combination projects from Albany, Ohio. This amazing space includes a low-maintenance TimberTech deck, paver patio, covered porch and outdoor fire pit: you can read more about this project in our blog story titled This Outdoor Living Combination in New Albany, OH, Gives New Meaning to Backyard Bliss!.

The specific design and construction of a pergola can help block out heat and the sun’s harmful rays. How closely the upper lathing (purlins) are constructed will dictate how much shade. A pergola adds charm, beauty and extended function to your deck or patio space along with much-needed shade if the configuration of your outdoor space receives a lot of sun. Archadeck of Columbus has designed and installed many Cedar hardwood pergolas and low-maintenance vinyl pergolas. Vinyl pergolas feature 3" inch lathing that is set on a 20-degree angle to maximize shade. The pergola we used on this particular project in Albany is constructed of low-maintenance vinyl and features angled lathing to deliver additional sun-blocking benefits.

Pergolas are a cost-effective way to add character, style and function to your backyard. Because this structure can also be designed as freestanding, you won’t need to make any complicated connections between the house or roof and the pergola, which is a definite advantage for homeowners trying to stay within a construction timeline or budget. When designed in unison with a deck, patio or outdoor kitchen design, or over a hot tub or spa you open up a host of outdoor living possibilities.

A distinct advantage to a pergola over a standard roofed outdoor space is the absence of having to tie the pergola into an existing roofline. Also, by considering the correlation of your intended placement with that of the sun and taking into account the season and time of day, Archadeck of Columbus will know how to angle your rafters to gain the most benefit of how much sun or shade the pergola provides by varying the size, spacing and orientation of the rafters. In addition, we offer shade and privacy amenity options which can be included in the design of your pergola.

Contact us today to learn more about building your perfect pergola at (740) 879 – 3730, or email us at westcolumbus@archadeck.net.

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