What is a pergola?

A pergola, arbor or arbour is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained. As a type of gazebo, it may also be an extension of a building, or serve as protection for an open terrace or a link between pavilions.

Why do I want a pergola in my back yard?

It defines the space under the structure and provides a destination to go. The pergola structure is both a decorative and functional element in your back yard. It provides the outdoor living area with shade. It also enables the space to be used for different activities. Pergolas can be designed for any shape or size. Yes, each pergola is sound and sturdy during hurricane season. Each individual structure can be built according to engineer drawing utilizing the latest safety features like hurricane bracings required by some cities.

How can pergolas be attached?

They can be connected to an existed structure or individually placed in the yard either in grass or through the existing deck.

What kind of pergolas can we create?