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Vinyl Pergola with Solar Panels by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Vinyl Pergola with Solar Panels by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Some folks assume that ALL pergolas are pretty much the same when it comes to design and style.

Based on what you’ve seen in pictures (or in your neighbor’s yard), you might be thinking:

“Yeah, yeah, yeah… a pergola is a pergola is a pergola except for standard building materials in a few colors.  Right?”

Well, not exactly.  That may have been true a while ago, but not anymore.

Ornate Pergola with Dark Stain by Archadeck

Ornate Pergola with Dark Stain by Archadeck

Yes, a pergola is a slatted outdoor structure adding shade and definition to a deck, walkway, garden, pool or patio area.

And yes, pergolas are a perfect framework to support vines and hanging baskets of plants or flowers.

However with a custom pergola by a reputable contractor the sky’s the limit when it comes to unique designs for both function and flair.

Here in St. Louis we’ve designed and built our fair share of pergolas for customers throughout the region.

But we’d also like to share a few other ideas from Archadeck to get those design-juices flowing.

So first, let’s break down the sub-categories:  material options, size and style, types of accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Traditional Pergola with Columns by Archadeck

Traditional Pergola with Columns by Archadeck

More prominent than an arbor, less ornate than a gazebo, and less expensive than a screened porch, a pergola may be the perfect outdoor structure for your home, backyard and budget.

Pergolas can be large or small, subtle or grand, classic or contemporary, attached to your home’s deck or a free-standing design for a patio, pathway or garden.

No matter the size, shape or style, pergolas are a ‘space-defining’ structure for an outdoor living space.

Free Standing Pergola with Privacy Screen by Archadeck

Free Standing Pergola by Archadeck

Pergolas are popular because they create an ‘outdoor room’ effect by designating a conversation area and gathering spot.

The enclosed ‘feel’ of a pergola can be further embellished with a trellis, railings, privacy screen, vines or hanging plants.

And pergolas are versatile too.

A pergola may be a simple overhead structure or an elaborate backyard centerpiece and focal-point. Read the rest of this entry »

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