Your backyard is a little like your outdoor play place in the spring and summer. After a long, cold winter, being outside in your backyard offers a back-to-nature feeling. Being in your backyard grilling, relaxing in a comfortable chair, roasting marshmallows over an outdoor fire pit are all sure signs that summer is in full swing.
Spending a lot of time during the heat of the day in the backyard may be hard for most people. The direct sun light can make you hot, subject you to harmful UVA and UVB rays (unless you are wearing sunscreen), and melt your ice cubes in your ice tea much quicker than you like.
A pergola is also called an arbor, is also known as a type of gazebo that forms a shaded sitting area. It is made of vertical posts or pillars that have cross beam supports. It is a sturdy, open lattice work of wooded beams that provide light sun, a cool breeze and a wonderful architectural addition to a backyard.
A pergola is a great addition to a backyard that can be added to a deck you already have. If you do not have an existing deck, the floor of the pergola can be constructed as a deck. The floor of a pergola can also be made of poured concrete, stamped concrete, paver bricks or slate stone. The design of the posts and the materials that are used for the posts can be wood, like the cross beams and for added interest brick or stone bases around the wood posts.
The Construction Company you choose to build your pergola should have design ideas which will encompass your outdoor needs for the space. When it comes to choosing your contractor for this project, skill and attention to detail, along with experience are a definite plus. Your pergola can be as simple or as ornate as you desire. A pergola will add charm and inertest to your backyard and create a focal point as well as a useful and livable place for relaxing and entertaining.
Do you have a outdoor pool? A pergola is a great addition to the pool area. Giving your family and guests a place to sit and watch without being in direct sunlight. A pergola is a perfect place for an outdoor lunch or dinner or to read a book and listen to nature outside.
Use your imagination when it comes to your pergola design. A contractor like, Artisan Construction, can take pictures you’ve collected and your ideas and design a pergola that you and your family will want to spend many summer hours enjoying.
Expand the way you live this summer and add a family friendly, relaxing and entertaining summer space to your backyard. Build a pergola and enjoy the great outdoors!
Need a few ideas for a pergola?By Chad Pfeffer