Pergolas are now becoming the feature of choice in many homes across the areas of the Capital District. The artistic structures will add definite charm to your home while also providing a certain amount of privacy and protection from the elements. Let’s take a closer look at what these outdoor structures are and why they are becoming so popular.
What is a Pergola?
A pergola can either be freestanding or attached to your home. More substantial than an arbor but less confining than an enclosed gazebo, pergolas have strong supporting columns and angled beams that climbing plants can grow on. They have no walls and an open roof. They are usually designed to shade a walkway, patio, outdoor entertainment space or relaxation area.
We install pergolas of various styles and materials, wood and vinyl being the most popular. They can also be made of steel, wrought iron or aluminum as required. The roof may be made of angled battens, shade cloth, thatch or plants. Typically, pergolas are rectangular in shape, but hexagonal, circular or square structures are available.
The Protection Factor
Conventional pergolas have been built for centuries to simply provide shade. Pergolas have evolved to better protect the occupants from the elements. A pergola can be fitted with retractable fabric coverings to provide protection from light rain and control sun exposure. The ability to retract the covering allows for the enjoyment of the sun during those special early days of the summer season when the sun is still kind and welcome. Then when the sun gets too hot you simply extend the canopy for full shade and full protection from UV rays. Side curtains are also available to provide protection from the wind and from that low evening sun while also providing additional privacy and character.
Highest Quality Work
Creating stunning landscapes is never a matter of chance. A great deal of knowledge, planning, insight and skill go into it. We at Orsini Landscaping have all this and more. We are completely committed to creating outdoor spaces that will add beauty to your home and property. In this effort, our skilled designers work very closely with you to understand what your needs are.
When we handle the installation of pergolas or any other outdoor structure, you can rest assured that it will be carried out with efficiency and speed. We never cut corners nor compromise quality. Our expert designers and craftsmen will create the most stunning pergolas to complement your landscaping.
Simply call us on 518-355-3004 and we will visit the site and provide you with a quote for a pergola that will increase the value of your home.
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