Add Elegance to Your Yard with Arbor & Pergola Designs

While often used interchangeably, arbors and pergolas are different structures. Arbors typically include a trellis within the structure, creating a tunnel effect of climbing plants in an arched shape. Pergolas are commonly used to provide shade on a deck or walkway and are a simpler design consisting of posts that support a roof.

Both arbors and pergolas come in a variety of shapes such as triangular and round, herringbone designs with stylish arches, and much more. They can be accessorized to include seating, planter boxes, and more. You can further customize your pergola with large or tapered, paneled or stone columns.

Arbors and Pergolas Bring a Dramatic Accent and Impress Your Neighbors

A great pergola design adds just the right touch of style and comfort, serving as a shady retreat on long sun-filled Southern days. By filtering light, pergolas are an ideal way to enjoy summer without having to endure an unforgiving sun. Typically constructed from pressure-treated wood or cedar, a  wood pergola is a great option that provides shade on walkways, terraces, decks, or pools in a very distinctive way. Extremely versatile, pergolas can be the ideal complement to a multi-level deck, a design treatment above a garage, over an outdoor kitchen, or as a shady accent over an outdoor room.

You Can Customize Your Pergola to Your Needs and Taste

Pergolas allow you to extend your living space to the outdoors and create the perfect entertainment center. They can accommodate ceiling fans, audio speakers, and lights so you can enjoy your designated entertainment area day and night. There are many options to enhance your pergola such as protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays via a motorized, remote-controlled louvered covers that you activate with a push of a button.

Both pergolas and arbors offer privacy when you add lattice, screens, or drapes to the traditional open structure. Plus, pergolas are a great way to add garden space to your yard. Envision a hanging garden in which you can grow beautiful plants such as clematis, wisteria, and grapevines to form a natural ceiling.

Combined with beautiful landscaping, pergolas can increase the value of your home by as much as 20%. Considerably more affordable than gazebos, pergolas add value by creating beauty and interest to your backyard space.

Arbors Offers Their Own Unique Advantages

Arbors offer their own unique set of advantages including providing shade, adding height to your garden, and creating a gateway to your yard. They are particularly beneficial if you have a small or narrow garden by adding a structural component, framing the entry or acting as a vertical growing element. They are ideal for vertical planting. Because space is limited, they help you maximize your planting area. And by adding an arbor bench, you can create a tranquil setting that helps you escape the stress of everyday life.

As an experienced pergola contractor, we have created hundreds of backyard shade structures that our customers have enjoyed for years. Our pergola builders and arbor contractors at Atlanta Decking & Fence will ensure you have the ideal pergola or arbor designs to complement your outdoor living space.