Pergola and arbor are often confused to be the same type of structure. And while they are both outdoor structures built with posts that support an open roof of beams or lattice – they are, in fact, different. Our custom deck Omaha team designs and builds both.
We’ve already discussed pergolas in a previous post, but an arbor is considered a freestanding structure that serves as an entrance to a part of a yard or garden, often with plants climbing up and overhead. Arbors include two or four posts with a simple slatted roof. The sides of an arbor can be open or covered with lattice or trellis work for a more enclosed effect, and to help vines better attach.
Arbors, particularly in small or narrow gardens, add a structural element, frame an opening or entrance way, provide privacy to the homeowner and acts as a vertical growing element. Using an arbor as an entry provides privacy and frames the entryway. If the space is narrow and long, using an arbor can help to break up the space into smaller areas or rooms for different uses.
The purpose of an arbor will define its size, placement and material. Our Omaha deck builders are experts in many outdoor structures – including pergolas. Give us a call to discuss how we can enhance the beauty and function of a backyard with a custom pergola.