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Deck Pergola

................................... Adding a pergola to your deck will dramatically increase the amount of use that your deck will have.  Although...



Adding a pergola to your deck will dramatically increase the amount of use that your deck will have.  Although pergolas tend to, more often than not, have an open top, there are a variety of complementary awnings that you can include in your pergola design in order to make it more versatile and use it more often during the heat of the day.

When buying or building a deck pergola, you will want it to match as much as possible to the original materials used to build your deck.  This will allow it to have some continuity and will make the entire structure look seemless.

If it is not possible to build or buy your pergola from the same materials, then you may want to incorporate some other elements to make it seem like one single garden structure.  Perhaps you could consider making the awning and cushions for your garden furniture match.

If your intention is to build a structure to hang a swing seat on, then you will want to ensure that it is secure and can handle the weight and the movement.  Garden swing seats are very popular and converting an open deck into a patio style area is a great way to make the most of the area.

Pergola Design – Different Designs, Different Uses


When researching the various designs available for your pergolas, you will want to take into consideration a few key factors about the use of your garden structure as well as size of your garden.

When dealing with an outdoor pergola you want to ensure that you are maximizing the potential of the structure. The ideal situation is to have it with a retractable cover so that you can take advantage of those warm sunny days without having to then move indoors when the sun is at it’s fiercest.

If you are going for a deck pergola the size of your deck will determine how large or small your pergola structure is. You will also want to ensure that it fits in with the overall look of your deck and matching the wood is a very good idea for a sympathic look.

The most popular wood that most garden structures are constructed from is Cedar. The main reason for this is that cedar has a natural defence against various wood pests and ages extremely well with a wonderful silver color that doesn’t change with time. We have a collection of Cedar Pergolas for you to look through in our gallery.

If you are into the idea of building pergolas, then our collection of pergola plans will come in handy. For diy enthusiasts there is a fair amount of money to be saved in building your own and if you are that way inclined you may be interested in doing a little work on your landscaping design in order to make your garden a haven of relaxation.  For the less adventurous diy-er, there are pergola kits to choose from too.

Whatever your decision, we have an extensive gallery of pergola pictures for you to peruse and discover the ideal pergola for you and your family.