At Archadeck of Austin, we love the opportunity to create a truly custom outdoor living structure that is not only beautiful to behold, but also works to provide families more enjoyment of their backyard spaces. This shade structure delivers!
When we met with these Liberty Hill residents, they noted their backyard outdoor living area had enough space and great amenities, but it was lacking shade for better usability. Before, their covered porch provided shade, but not much privacy. Their open patio was wide open, susceptible to the elements, including sun, rain, and wind. Archadeck of Austin got to work with these homeowners to create a solution – or two – or three!
- Custom cedar pergola by Archadeck of Austin
We are your trusted pergola builder in the Austin area!
First, we built a free-standing, all-cedar pergola. This custom shade structure spans 22 feet in length! To accommodate a streamlined aesthetic, and to secure the roof structure, we created an engineered “flitch beam” by connecting two long cedar members with a powder-coated steel flange.
—Grand backyard pergola design in Liberty Hill, TX
Secondly, we built a second pergola, attached to the existing covered porch to expand the shade above their hot tub. This will entice the family to use their spa area, even on full-sun days.
—This hot tub patio is tucked inside an intimate partial enclosure and protected from direct sun
The third problem we solved is the lack of privacy. In addition to the shade coverage, these homeowners wished for a more private area to enjoy the hot tub area. We also built a partial privacy wall to the existing open porch area, offering these homeowners and their guests a space of intimate respite and conversation.
—This once wide-open space is now enclaved in privacy
We saved the most unique shade solution feature for last!
These Liberty Hill homeowners had one very distinct issue with outdoor food prep. Facing due west, their grill space on the patio was subject to the hottest sunlight of the entire day. To resolve the issue, we added on a custom shade roof, built specifically for evening grilling! This angled metal roof will keep the elements at bay, so the grill master can attend to his or her duties in complete comfort.
—These homeowners will enjoy grilling again, now protected from evening sunlight!
No more one-handed grilling while blocking the sun with the other. No more poor visibility on the grill top due to bright light. No more checking the grill, and running away quickly to escape the heat from the fire and the sun. Mission accomplished! Plus, we have to admit, it looks pretty cool too.
Jim Odom, Owner at Archadeck of Austin