Many builders only use pergolas in their designs for solely cosmetic reasons. It is true that pergolas add dimension, vertical interest, and aesthetics to an outdoor living space. However, there is more to Archadeck of Austin’s pergolas than just a pretty face. Our pergolas are designed to not only add beauty, but to add privacy, shade, protectiion from the elements and even help anchor your outdoor living area. The versatility and benefits of an Austin pergola are truly endless….
A pergola offers much potential to providing shade depending on the specifications of its design. This is based on the distance between the cross beams that cover the upper portion of the pergola. The construction of the pergola can be made more conducive to providing shade through the spacing between the cross beams located atop the pergola and by using wider rafters in the pergola design. The closer the beams are set, or the wider the rafters, the more sun protection your pergola will offer. All of these factors are influenced by the intended placement of your pergola in correlation to the direction and amount of sunlight your location receives.
Archadeck of Austin can build your pergola with increased sun protection in mind while keeping the original design of your pergola intact. This may include integration of a Polygal cover into the design, curtains or blinds as we have many options available which can be customized to bring the most shade and comfort to your pergola addition. You can learn more about the shade and protection benefits of our shade pergolas and other Austin shade structures in our blog titled: Austin covered spaces provide benefits beyond outdoor living enjoyment!.
Wooden pergolas, especially cedar, remain our most popular choice for Austin pergolas. Their rustic charm can add character and dimension to almost any outdoor structure. Watch our Pergola video from our Archadeck of Austin YouTube channel to learn more cedar pergola ideas: