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Pergolas & Arbors

Pergola & Arbor Design & Construction

Serving Lexington & Central Kentucky

The History of Pergolas Your patio and garden are the basic elements of an outdoor living space. But to create a truly relaxing spot beyond your patio door the gardens and structures need to be built up. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew this and designed & built beautiful outdoor spaces of all different sizes that included arbors, trellises, and the most impressive outdoor structure of all, the pergola. Imagine how amazing your Lexington Kentucky home will look with this piece of classic architecture in view from the window.

What Exactly Is a Pergola?

Pergolas are designed and built using three or more support posts with beams running between them, creating dappled shade– lines or strips of shadow that break up the intense summer sun we experience here in Lexington Kentucky. Pergolas create a structure that is ideal for growing vines and climbing roses. The beams can be scalloped and shaped for decorative appeal. You can also design & build pergolas of differing heights to interconnect for a unique overhead feature that creates a luxurious and intimate feeling. In its most simple form a pergola will create only dappled shade for your patio or deck. But with vines and plants growing over top of the structure you can easily create a visually attractive backyard feature for your Outdoor Living Area.

Benefits of a Pergola

Pergolas will help you enjoy more time in the yard during the heat of summer. The space underneath this structure will be cooler thanks to the dappled shade. Misters can be attached to the pergola to cool things down even further. Any vines or greenery growing up or around it will add to better air quality and a beautiful view. Some homeowners in our Lexington Kentucky area include a retractable shade or solid covering under or over their pergola. Even in the cold winter months of Central Kentucky pergolas create an intriguing setting on the patio. Our professionals designers know how important it is to design your yard so that the view from your kitchen or family room window is beautiful all year round.

Decorate the beams and support posts for the holidays and increase the curb appeal of your property in any season with a well designed and quality built pergola. Gardeners love the opportunities that pergolas deliver for a more vertical garden. And smaller pergolas can be used as arbors for walkways and to create stunning entrances.

Pergola Design & Accessories

Pergolas come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are triangular, while others are rectangular, square and even include curves or odd angles. They can be incorporated into an existing deck railing or built on their own in the yard or garden. Most are built with wood, but composite building materials (similar to those used with composite decks and fences) can be used for a maintenance free solution. Shade coverings are available so that the traditional appeal of a pergola can be enjoyed along with full shade. The sides of a pergola are generally left open since the roof is also open. Pergola’s can also be installed over a window to create a cooler temperature inside the home. Any way that you design and build them, pergolas are an excellent addition to your Lexington Kentucky outdoor living space. They create shade, support vines and are a beautiful example of classic architecture.