Nebraska homeowners who have discovered the joy of relaxing and entertaining in their backyards are often considering the next enhancement they can add to their outdoor space. Adding a pergola to your deck or outdoor space comes with a lot of benefits. We’re known for installing elite custom decks in Omaha, but we can also build you a custom pergola. Let’s take a look at how a pergola can improve your outdoor living space.
Extend Your Space with A Pergola
If you already have a deck or patio, one of the reasons you probably added it was to extend your outdoor living space. If you’ve been enjoying it, you might have found that during particular weather extremes it becomes uncomfortable to use. A pergola allows you to use your deck no matter what the weather is doing. It protects you from harsh sun rays in the middle of Summer and can keep the snow away in Winter. You can even outfit a pergola with retractable shade covers for more shade when you want it, and less when you don’t.
A pergola can become the focal point for your outdoor living space. They can provide support for everything from chandeliers and ceiling fans to small speakers, strings of lights, and even fabric. Your only limit is your imagination. If you find yourself entertaining family and friends, or just enjoy spending time outdoors, a pergola is a great addition.
Custom Design Options
Your pergola will be custom built with cedar wood. Cedar is a good choice for pergolas because of its natural insect resistance. It’s a beautiful wood that looks great right from the sawmill. If you leave it untreated, it will turn to a soft gray, or you can seal it to hold its color.
Ready for Your Pergola?
If adding a pergola to your deck or patio sounds good then give us a call or stop by our showroom. We can show you a large portfolio of our completed pergolas and give you an idea about design options.
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.
At Decks, Decks and More Decks in Omaha, our custom deck builders are not only experts in beautiful, low-maintenance decks – but they also specialize in many other structures that will help make the time outdoors with your family and friends more comfortable and enjoyable.
The Omaha sun can be hot. And when the weather is beautiful, you want to be outside without worrying about the sun. This is why our custom deck experts can also build a pergola or arbor on your deck or patio. We mix function and style, making each arbor or pergola unique. By accenting a pergola or arbor with benches, lights or planters it can truly offer a great look for entertaining and family fun.
In addition to the aesthetics of an arbor or pergola and the fact that it provides shade while outdoors, it also provides shade on your home, helping to keep your home cooler. This is helpful for comfort and energy costs.
At Decks, Decks & More Decks, we will help come up with a design that fits your home and needs, and that will truly create an oasis in your backyard.